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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.


Friday, June 28, 2024
The M/V Wan Hai 362 departs the Port of Long Beach, California. Picture taken in September 2023. Photo courtesy Port of Long Beach
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America Must Renew its Commitment to Maritime

By Jennifer Carpenter The United States must renew its commitment to a strong, reliable American maritime capability to confront emerging threats. China’s

June 28, 2024
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Monday, April 15, 2024
Illustration of Kalypso's Jones Act-compliant offshore wind cable layer
Offshore

Kalypso and Royal IHC to Build First Jones Act-Compliant Offshore Wind Cable Layer

Emerging U.S. offshore wind contractor, Kalypso Offshore Energy, has signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) with maritime technology leader, Royal IHC, to construct

April 15, 2024
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Monday, February 26, 2024
frozen fish
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Alaska Seafood Shippers to Pay $9.5 Million to Settle Jones Act Loophole Case

Two Alaska-based seafood shipping companies have agreed to pay $9.5 million settlement to the U.S. government for violations of the Jones Act. The settlement

February 26, 2024
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Sunday, February 18, 2024
Sunset over the water near the USMMA at King's Point
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Opinion: The Urgent Need for U.S. Maritime Reform

by William Cahill (The Boyd Institute) American seapower is under attack. Not just by Iran backed Houthi rebels that have blocked US-flag ships in the Red Sea,

February 18, 2024
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Tuesday, January 30, 2024
A photo of New Fortress Energy's Altamira project
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CBP Rules on Jones Act Compliance of New Fortress’ Altamira FLNG Project

New Fortress Energy Inc., a major player in the energy sector, announced its receipt of a ruling from the U.S. Customs and Border Protection that allows the

January 30, 2024
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Thursday, October 26, 2023
Congressman John Garamendi, U.S. Representative for California's 3nd District, addresses the audience during the Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony held to honor Merchant Mariners of WWII at the U.S. Capital, May 18, 2022. U.S. Navy photo by Bill Mesta
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Reintroduced House Bill Would Close Jones Act Loopholes

Congressman John Garamendi (D-CA) has reintroduced the “Close Agency Loopholes to the Jones Act” bill, which aims to address loopholes that have

October 26, 2023
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Friday, October 13, 2023
M/T Alaskan Frontier. Photo courtesy OSG
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OSG Acquires Tanker Alaskan Frontier for Expansion in Alaska

Overseas Shipholding Group, Inc. (OSG) has announced its agreement with BP Oil Shipping Company, USA, to purchase the tank vessel Alaskan Frontier. The Jones

October 13, 2023
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Wednesday, September 13, 2023
Crowley's articulated tug-barge (ATB) Pacific Reliance. Photo courtesy Crowley
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Crowley, SEACOR to Combine Jones Act Tank Vessel Fleets

Crowley and SEACOR Holdings, through its subsidiary Seabulk Tankers, have announced a joint venture that will integrate their liquid energy and chemical

September 13, 2023
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Tuesday, August 22, 2023
File photo of a product tanker underway at sea
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Maritime Partners to Acquire AMSC’s Jones Act Tanker Fleet

Oslo-based AMSC and Maritime Partners have signed a share purchase agreement for Maritime Partners’ purchase of American Tanker Holding Company (ATHC), a

August 22, 2023
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Thursday, July 27, 2023
U.S. President Joe Biden meets with Lasse Johannes Petterson
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Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Signs Milestone Subcontract for U.S. Offshore Wind Rock Supply Chain

Coming on the heels of President Biden’s visit to Philly Shipyard to witness the steel cutting of the nation’s first rock installation vessel for

July 27, 2023
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Thursday, July 20, 2023
U.S. President Joe Biden meets with Lasse Johannes Petterson
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President Biden Touts Clean Energy Jobs During Philly Shipyard Visit

By Akayla Gardner and Jordan Fabian (Bloomberg) — President Joe Biden defended his administration’s clean energy agenda, saying it would help

July 20, 2023
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Thursday, July 13, 2023
Pasha Hawaii's LNG-powered containership Janet Marie leaving port
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Pasha Hawaii Delivered Second LNG-Powered Containership for Jones Act Trade

Pasha Hawaii and AmFELS have announced the delivery of the MV Janet Marie, the second of two new 2,525 TEU-capacity ‘Ohana’ class containerships

July 13, 2023
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Friday, May 12, 2023
No Sleep Till Congress? Beastie Boys Parody Attacks The Jones Act
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No Sleep Till Congress? Beastie Boys Parody Attacks The Jones Act

In an episode that could only be described as “2023: The Year We Ran Out of Normal,” Reason, the libertarian magazine that cut its teeth in the

May 12, 2023
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Wednesday, April 19, 2023
Hawaii Congressman Calls for Advance Waiver of the Jones Act for Red Hill Defueling Mission
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Hawaii Congressman Calls for Advance Waiver of the Jones Act for Red Hill Defueling Mission

U.S. Congressman Ed Case (D-HI) has called for an advance waiver from the Jones Act and military cargo preference requirements to expedite the Department of

April 19, 2023
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Wednesday, April 5, 2023
First US-Built Offshore Wind SOV Taking Shape in Louisiana
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First US-Built Offshore Wind SOV Taking Shape in Louisiana

The first offshore wind service operations vessel (SOV) built in the United States is taking shape. The 262-foot long SOV, named ECO Edison, is being built by

April 5, 2023
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Platypus Marine to Build Damen-Designed Fast Crew Supplier for Jones Act Market
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Platypus Marine to Build Damen-Designed Fast Crew Supplier for Jones Act Market

Washington-based Platypus Marine has signed a Letter of Intent with Dutch shipbuilding group Damen Shipyards for the construction of a new Jones Act-compliant

April 5, 2023
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Thursday, March 2, 2023
Bleutec Industries’ Jones Act-Compliant Wind Turbine Installation Concept Wins ABS Approval
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Bleutec Industries’ Jones Act-Compliant Wind Turbine Installation Concept Wins ABS Approval

Bleutec Industries Offshore Wind Services LLC (Bleutec) has recently received approval for its Binary Marine Installation Solution (BMIS) from the American

March 2, 2023
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Thursday, December 15, 2022
A stock photo of a vessel servicing an offshore wind farm at sunset
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House Bill Would Close Jones Act Letter Ruling Loopholes

A new bill introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives would repeal every anti-Jones Act decision by the U.S. Customers and Border Protection dating back

December 15, 2022
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Thursday, December 1, 2022
Bleutec Advances Plans for Jones Act-Compliant Offshore Wind Turbine Installation Concept
Offshore

Bleutec Advances Plans for Jones Act-Compliant Offshore Wind Turbine Installation Concept

Texas-based Bleutec Industries has taken its latest step to advance its development of a Jones Act-compliant alternative to more expensive wind turbine

December 1, 2022
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Stock photo of an lng carrier at sunset
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Opinion: The Jones Act is a Useful Scapegoat for Poor New England Energy Decisions

By Sam Norton, New England governors are clamoring for Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm to support waivers to the Jones Act, a law requiring that cargo

December 1, 2022
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