Jones Act

gCaptain’s full coverage of Jones Act news stories. The Jones Act, officially the Merchant Marine Act of 1920, requires that goods transported between U.S. ports be shipped on U.S. built, owned, operated, and crewed vessels.


Thursday, September 29, 2022
Shipping

American Maritime Furious Over ‘Unlawful’ Jones Act Waiver

The American Maritime Partnership (AMP), representing most of the U.S. domestic maritime industry including ship operators, mariners, shipyards, and

September 29, 2022
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Wednesday, September 28, 2022
Shipping

American Maritime Partnership: Debunking Erroneous Claims on Need for Jones Act Waiver

The American Maritime Partnership has issued the following statement and set of facts in response to “erroneous claims” about the Jones Act’s

September 28, 2022
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Wednesday, September 14, 2022
Shipping

Rail Disruption Could Lead to Energy Shortages for Northeast States

By Laila Kearney and Laura Sanicola NEW YORK, Sept 14 (Reuters) – Northeastern U.S. states could face disruptions to fuel supplies if rail transport

September 14, 2022
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Tuesday, August 23, 2022
Shipping

Study Confirms Jones Act Benefits for Puerto Rico

The Jones Act can be a devisive topic, especially for those living in places like Puerto Rico and Hawaii who rely on ships for just about everything. For Jones

August 23, 2022
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Monday, August 22, 2022
Shipping

New York Draws Rare Jones Act Cargoes as Fuel Stocks Drop

By Chunzi Xu (Bloomberg) — New York gasoline inventories are so low that suppliers are resorting to expensive US vessels to move fuel into the region

August 22, 2022
Total Views: 7061

Sunday, July 31, 2022
Hawaii Coal Ship
Navy

What Happens When The Last Coal Ship Leaves Hawaii?

by John Konrad (gCaptain) The Hawaiian islands’ coal shipments are ending. The bulker carrying the state’s final coal shipment will leave this week

July 31, 2022
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Friday, July 29, 2022
Shipping

Pasha Takes Delivery of LNG-Powered Containership for Hawaii Trade

Hawaii-based Pasha Hawaii has taken delivery of the MV George III, the first LNG-powered ship on the U.S. West Coast and the first to serve Hawaii. The Jones

July 29, 2022
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Thursday, July 21, 2022
Shipbuilding

St. Johns Ship Building Lays Keel for First Jones Act Compliant Crew Transfer Vessel Under New Ownership

St. Johns Ship Building in Florida hosted a keel laying ceremony for the first Incat Crowther 30 Crew Transport Vessel (CTV) built in the United States in

July 21, 2022
Total Views: 3161

Friday, July 1, 2022
Defense

Congress May Give Jones Act Ships Special Port Privileges

by Captain John Konrad (gCaptain) This week, in the wake of the Ocean Shipping Reform Act that President Biden signed into law last month, US Congressmen John

July 1, 2022
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Thursday, June 23, 2022
Offshore

Crowley and ESVAGT Stengthen SOV Partnership in Jones Act Offshore Wind Market

U.S.-based Crowley and ESVAGT, headquartered in Esbjerg, Denmark, have signed additional joint venture agreements that will further strengthen their commitment

June 23, 2022
Total Views: 1023

Wednesday, June 22, 2022
Shipbuilding

St. Johns Ship Building’s New Owners See Opportunity in Jones Act-Compliant Offshore Wind Vessels

Libra Group subsidiary acquires Jones Act shipyard St. Johns Ship Building, seeing the need for Jones Act-compliant vessels to support the nascent U.S.

June 22, 2022
Total Views: 1474

Friday, June 17, 2022
tanker in new york harbor
Shipping

JPMorgan Says Waiving the Jones Act Unlikely to Ease Pain at the Pump

By Devika Krishna Kumar and Chunzi Xu (Bloomberg) — Waiving a century-old shipping law to let foreign-flagged vessels transport fuel between U.S. ports

June 17, 2022
Total Views: 1503

Wednesday, June 15, 2022
oil tanker at sea
Shipping

American Maritime Partnership Slams Calls for Jones Act Waivers to Help Lower Gas Prices

The American Maritime Parntership is responding to increased calls for Jones Act waivers as gasoline prices continue to set new record highs, saying waivers

June 15, 2022
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Friday, June 3, 2022
tanker
Shipping

Surging Tanker Rates Make Interesting Case for Jones Act Fleet

By Chunzi Xu and Sheela Tobben (Bloomberg) The global search for fuel after Russia’s war has thrust the US Gulf Coast into the role of a main supplier to

June 3, 2022
Total Views: 3754

Wednesday, May 4, 2022
Offshore

DEME Partners With Barge Master on New Jones Act Feeder Barge Solution for Offshore Wind

DEME Offshore US, part of Belgium-based DEME Group, has announced a long-term partnership with Dutch company Barge Master to develop the motion compensation

May 4, 2022
Total Views: 1315

Thursday, March 31, 2022
tanker
Shipping

Opinion: American Maritime Serves the Nation In the Face of Baseless Criticisms

By Ku’uhaku Park, President of the American Maritime Partnership There is an old yet familiar saying in politics that you should “never let a good crisis

March 31, 2022
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Thursday, March 10, 2022
oil tanker at sea
Shipping

American Maritime Industry Fights Back Against Jones Act ‘Misconceptions’

The American maritime industry is fighting back against some lawmakers’ calls for a repeal or waiver of the Jones Act after President Joe Biden announced

March 10, 2022
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Hawaii Fuel Depot Tanks WWII
Navy

Watch: Hawaii Naval Bunker Tank Closure And The Jones Act Explained

As gCaptain reported early this week, US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin announced that Hawaii’s Red Hill bunker storage depot, the world’s

March 10, 2022
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Wednesday, February 9, 2022
tanker in new york harbor
Shipping

HACC NACC Conference: Shipowner Hangovers, Covid Frictions, and Regulatory Punishments

A superb panel of shipowners closed out the HACC/NACC (Hellenic and Norwegian Chambers of Commerce) Shipping Conference, suitably named “Out of the Abyss-

February 9, 2022
Total Views: 480

Tuesday, February 1, 2022
Eneti offshore wind turbine installation vessel
Offshore

Eneti Shelves Plans for Jones Act-Compliant Offshore Wind Turbine Installation Vessel

Offshore wind turbine installation vessel (WTIV) company Eneti Inc. says it has “discontinued discussions” with a U.S. shipyard for the

February 1, 2022
Total Views: 2588