OSG Orders New Jones Act Tank Barge at Gunderson Marine

U.S.-flag tanker company Overseas Shipholding Group announced Tuesday it has signed a shipbuilding contract Gunderson Marine for the construction of one 204,000 barrel capacity oil and chemical tank barge. The barge will be constructed at Gunderson’s Portland, Oregon building facilities and will be built to comply with MARPOL Annex VI Regulation 13 Tier III standards … [Read more...]

Crowley Takes Delivery of First LNG-Powered ConRo for Jones Act Puerto Rico Trade

Crowley Maritime Corp. has taken delivery of its first of two combination container/roll on-roll off (ConRo) ships powered by LNG from shipbuilder VT Halter Marine Inc. The ConRo, named El Coquí, is the lead ship in Crowley's Commitment Class, which will enter the Jones Act service between Jacksonville, Fla., and San Juan, Puerto Rico. Operated by Crowley’s global ship … [Read more...]

New Report Debunks Jones Act Myths in Puerto Rico

Following Hurricane Maria's landfall in Puerto Rico last September, a number of media reports claimed that the Jones Act had severely damaged the Puerto Rican economy both over time and in the immediate aftermath of the storm. These claims were nothing new. For years even before the storm, the Jones Act, a nearly century-old law that requires goods shipped between U.S. ports … [Read more...]

Largest U.S.-Built Containership Christened at Philly Shipyard

U.S. shipping Matson, Inc. (NYSE: MATX) and Philly Shipyard christened the largest containership ever built in the United States in a ceremony at the Philly Shipyard on Saturday.  The new vessel is named ‘Daniel K. Inouye’ in honor of Hawaii’s late senior U.S. Senator, who was a longstanding supporter of the U.S. maritime industry and its important role in … [Read more...]

Jones Act Shipping Companies Receive Humanitarian Award for Hurricane Maria Relief Effort in Puerto Rico

Jacksonville, Florida-based shipping company Crowley Maritime Corporation was among multiple Jones Act shipping companies to receive a Humanitarian Award from Seamen’s Church Institute (SCI) for their role in the relief effort in Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. The award, which was accepted on the behalf of the company’s Puerto Rico employees by Tom Crowley, … [Read more...]