Thursday, May 13, 2021
Ocean Princess Tanker
Maritime News

Biden Signs Jones Act Waiver With Maritime Union Support

Bloomberg reports that today’s Jones Act Waiver has the backing of key maritime labor organizations including Seafarers International Union (SIU). The union has not yet released a statement as to...

2 hours ago
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Wednesday, May 12, 2021
Shipping

U.S. Fuel Supply Response Slowed by Mothballed Oil Tankers

By Jonathan Saul, Devika Krishna Kumar and Laura Sanicola LONDON/NEW YORK, May 12 (Reuters) – Efforts to get fuel supplies to areas in the United States facing shortages have been...

14 hours ago
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colonial pipeline storage tanks
Shipping

White House: Foreign Shipping Companies Need to Prove Need for Jones Act Waiver

The White House said the Biden Administration was ready to review Jones Act waiver requests from companies that can show insufficient domestic capacity, but stopped short of saying it would...

21 hours ago
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Gasoline tanker
Maritime News

Biden Administration Ready to Review Jones Act Waiver Requests

by Doina Chiacu (Reuters) – The U.S. Transportation Department’s Maritime Administration (MARAD) has completed its assessment of what ships are available to carry petroleum products from the Gulf to the...

23 hours ago
Total Views: 976

Tuesday, May 11, 2021
Eneti offshore wind turbine installation vessel
Offshore

Eneti (Ex-Scorpio Bulkers) in Planning Stages for Jones Act-Compliant Wind Turbine Installation Vessel

Eneti Inc. on Tuesday revealed plans it has entered into a binding agreement for the construction of one Wind Turbine Installation Vessel (WTIV), as well as “advanced discussions” with U.S....

May 11, 2021
Total Views: 2482

tanker
Shipping

U.S. Considering Temporary Jones Act Waiver If Needed to Alleviate Gas Shortages

Update: Wednesday, May 12: The White House has chimed in saying the Department of Homeland Security, the agency responsible for issuing Jones Act waivers, is ready to review waiver requests...

May 11, 2021
Total Views: 4300

Monday, May 10, 2021
crowley jones act tanker
News

Colonial Pipeline – To Waive Or Not To Waive The Jones Act

By Salvatore R. Mercogliano, Ph.D. (gCaptain) The cyberattack upon the Colonial Pipeline on Friday, May 7, 2021 has resulted in the shutdown of a major conduit that provides 45 percent of...

May 10, 2021
Total Views: 6173

Friday, April 2, 2021
deme wind turbine installation vessel
Offshore

First Large-Scale Offshore Wind Project in U.S. Selects DEME-Foss Partnership for Wind Turbine Installation Work

The first large-scale offshore wind farm in the United States has selected a U.S.-based arm of Belgian marine services provider DEME to transport and install wind turbine generators for the...

April 2, 2021
Total Views: 6559

Wednesday, March 31, 2021
Offshore

Latest Customs and Border Protection Ruling Has Big Implications for the Jones Act’s Role in Offshore Wind

U.S. Customs and Border Protection has issued its latest ruling on the Jones Act’s role in the development of offshore wind projects off the nation’s coasts. The latest ruling now...

March 31, 2021
Total Views: 8449

Tuesday, March 9, 2021
Shipbuilding

Crowley’s Alaska-Bound 55,000-Barrel Petroleum Barge Launched at Greenbrier

Crowley’s new 55,000-barrel double-hulled petroleum barge has been launched at Greenbrier Marine in Portland, Oregon. The Jones Act-compliant barge, named Qamun, has been specifically designed for the Alaska fuels market....

March 9, 2021
Total Views: 3503

Wednesday, February 24, 2021
container ship
Shipping

International Chamber of Shipping Says Tackling Trade Protectionism Can Lift Post-Covid GDP

By Jack Wittels (Bloomberg) — Governments must look again at eliminating practices that hinder trade if they want to fire an economic recovery once Covid-19 has been tackled, according to new...

February 24, 2021
Total Views: 499

Tuesday, February 2, 2021
Shipping

U.S. Customs and Border Protection Expressly Applies Jones Act to Offshore Wind Projects in U.S. Waters

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has for the first time expressly found that the Jones Act applies to offshore wind projects on the U.S. Outer Continental Shelf, reports...

February 2, 2021
Total Views: 6641

Shipping

Jones Act Supporter Pete Buttigieg Confirmed as U.S. Transportation Secretary

In a 86-13 vote, the U.S. Senate has confirmed Pete Buttigieg to lead the U.S. Department of Transportation as Transportation Secretary in the Biden Administration. The confirmation makes 39-year-old Buttigieg...

February 2, 2021
Total Views: 2084

Monday, January 25, 2021
Defense

Biden Administration’s ‘Buy American’ Executive Order Reiterates Support of the Jones Act

President Joe Biden is set to sign an Executive Order, titled Strengthening ‘Buy American’ Provisions, Ensuring Future of America is Made in America by All of America’s Workers, ensuring that...

January 25, 2021
Total Views: 10465

Thursday, January 21, 2021
Defense

Pete Buttigieg, Biden’s Nominee to Lead the U.S. Transportation Department, Supports the Jones Act

President Joe Biden’s pick for U.S. Secretary of Transportation, Pete Buttigieg, has expressed his support for the Jones Act and its role in creating jobs and supporting the shipbuilding industrial...

January 21, 2021
Total Views: 8766

Monday, January 4, 2021
dominion energy wind turbine installation vessel
Shipping

American Maritime Partnership Salutes Passing of Defense Bill with ‘Significant Maritime Legislation’

The American Maritime Partnership is saluting Congress’s passing of the National Defense Authorization Act, which the advocacy group said includes some of the most consequential maritime legislation enacted in many...

January 4, 2021
Total Views: 936

Tuesday, December 22, 2020
Shipbuilding

‘Matsonia’ Delivered to Matson, Completing Hawaii Fleet Renewal

U.S. carrier Matson Inc. has taken delivery of the M/V Matsonia, the second of two new Kanaloa Class “con-ro” ships built for Matson by General Dynamics NASSCO. The Jones Act-compliant...

December 22, 2020
Total Views: 6631

Wednesday, December 16, 2020
dominion energy wind turbine installation vessel
Offshore

Keel Laid for First Jones Act-Compliant Offshore Wind Installation Vessel

Construction of the first Jones Act-compliant offshore wind installation vessel has hit a major milestone with the keel being laid at the Keppel AmFELS shipyard in Brownsville, Texas. With delivery...

December 16, 2020
Total Views: 5406

Friday, December 11, 2020
Offshore

U.S. Defense Bill Affirms Key Federal Law Also Applies to Offshore Wind

The U.S. Senate today overwhelmingly passed the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2021, a wide-ranging $740 billion defense bill that sets policy for the U.S. military. Among its...

December 11, 2020
Total Views: 4912

Monday, December 7, 2020
oil tanker at sea
Shipping

NYSE-Listed SEACOR Holdings to Go Private in $1 Billion All-Cash Deal

Fort Lauderdale, Florida-based SEACOR Holdings has announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to take the company private in a deal that values the company at approximately $1...

December 7, 2020
Total Views: 2650