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.

Friday, May 12, 2023

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

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

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

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

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

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
Total Views: 1853

Thursday, December 1, 2022

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
Total Views: 1004

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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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Wednesday, November 30, 2022
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American Maritime to New England Governors: Jones Act is Not Causing Higher Energy Prices and Waivers Won’t Help

The American Maritime Partnership, representing the domestic maritime industry, has sent a letter to New England governors urging them not to rely Jones Act

November 30, 2022
Total Views: 1362

Monday, November 28, 2022
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‘Paper Captain’ Operator Faces Stiffer Penalty for Repeat Offenses

The operator of a Washington State-based tuna fishing vessel who was found to have used a “paper captain” in violation Jones Act manning

November 28, 2022
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Saturday, November 19, 2022
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US Gas Prices Fall Everywhere Except New York

Some critics say the Jones Act is to blame for higher gasoline prices in regions of the United States not serviced by pipelines. By Chunzi Xu (Bloomberg)

November 19, 2022
Total Views: 1555

Wednesday, November 16, 2022
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Opinion: Jones Act Waivers Will Do Nothing to Help With Diesel Shortages or Lower Costs for Consumers

By Ku’uhaku Park The Biden Administration is considering a range of options to address the lack of diesel supplies and the cost of diesel in the United

November 16, 2022
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Tuesday, November 8, 2022

New Hampshire Governor Slammed For Jones Act Comments On Face The Nation

New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu, who is facing re-election on Tuesday, told CBS News’ Face the Nation over the weekend that the Jones Act is

November 8, 2022
Total Views: 2599

Monday, October 31, 2022
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U.S.-Flagged Fishing Vessel Busted for Use of “Paper Captain”

The U.S. Coast Guard busted a Washington State-based tuna fishing vessel for using a “paper captain” in violation of the Jones Act. A Coast Guard

October 31, 2022
Total Views: 18140

Friday, October 21, 2022
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Shots Fired In Jones Act Debate

by Captain John Konrad (gCaptain) Shots were fired this week when a newly released US Maritime Administration (MARAD) document from 2020 showed that a

October 21, 2022
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Thursday, September 29, 2022

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

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

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

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

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
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