Wednesday, July 17, 2019
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Maritime News

Shipbuilding and Repair Work Dries Up at Philly Shipyard

All shipbuilding and repair work has completely dried up at Philly Shipyard following the delivery of the second of two container ships for Matson back in March as the shipbuilder...

July 17, 2019
Total Views: 29

Wednesday, June 26, 2019
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Maritime News

Business of Shipping: Smooth Sailing Ahead for Jones Act Operators

By Ira Breskin (Business of Shipping) – It should be smooth sailing for the foreseeable future for operators of large Jones Act vessels, speakers said last week at the 32nd...

June 26, 2019
Total Views: 7

Tuesday, June 25, 2019
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Maritime News

U.S. Supreme Court Strikes Down Jones Act Seaman’s Bid for Punitive Damages in Personal Injury Suit

The U.S. Supreme Court has resolved split circuit court decision sin the personal injury case of Dutra Group v. Batterton, ruling that an injured Jones Act seaman cannot recover punitive...

June 25, 2019
Total Views: 8

Wednesday, May 22, 2019
Matson-containership-Daniel-K.-Inouye
Maritime News

On National Maritime Day, Where is the U.S. Merchant Marine?

May 22 is National Maritime Day in the United States.  Initiated by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt in 1933, it commemorates the sailing of the American steamship Savannah across the Atlantic...

May 22, 2019
Total Views: 20

Wednesday, May 1, 2019
LNG tanker
Maritime News

Republican Senator Says Trump Will Not Waive Jones Act

By David Shepardson WASHINGTON, May 1 (Reuters) – A Republican U.S. senator on Wednesday said President Donald Trump will not waive rules requiring that only U.S.-flagged ships move natural gas...

May 1, 2019
Total Views: 3

Tuesday, April 30, 2019
lng carrier
Maritime News

To Waive or Not To Waive, that is the Jones Act Question?

By Salvatore R. Mercogliano, Ph.D. – Maritime news hubs and trade associations are abuzz with rumors that the Trump Administration is considering a waiver of the nearly 100-year-old Merchant Marine Act of...

April 30, 2019
Total Views: 27

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Maritime News

Republicans to Meet With Trump to Discuss Jones Act Waivers

By David Shepardson WASHINGTON, April 30 (Reuters) – President Donald Trump is set to meet with Republican senators on Wednesday over a proposal to waive rules that only U.S.-flagged ships can...

April 30, 2019
Total Views: 9

Wednesday, April 24, 2019
lng carrier
Maritime News

Trump Considering Waiving Jones Act for LNG Shipments to Puerto Rico, Northeast

By Jennifer A. Dlouhy, Jenny Leonard and Jennifer Jacobs (Bloomberg) — President Donald Trump is seriously considering waiving the requirement that only U.S. flagged vessels can move goods from American...

April 24, 2019
Total Views: 9

Tuesday, March 12, 2019
Kaimana Hila christening
Maritime News

Matson Christens Second Aloha-Class Containership at Philly Shipyard

U.S. shipping firm Matson (NYSE: MATX) christened the second of two Aloha Class containerships built for Matson at Philly Shipyard. The new vessel, named ‘Kaimana Hila,’ is the sister ship...

March 12, 2019
Total Views: 114

Monday, March 4, 2019
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Maritime News

The Numbers Are In: U.S. Maritime Workforce Grows to 650,000, Contributing $154 Billion Annually

The U.S. maritime industry now employees nearly 650,000 Americans with jobs across all 50 states and contributes $154 billion to the nation’s economic growth annually, according to new economic and...

March 4, 2019
Total Views: 40

Wednesday, December 19, 2018
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Maritime News

Crowley Takes Delivery of Second LNG-Powered ConRo for Puerto Rico Trade

Crowley Maritime Corp. has taken delivery of the second of two combination container/roll on-roll off (ConRo) ships powered by liquefied natural gas from shipbuilder VT Halter Marine of Pascagoula, Mississippi....

December 19, 2018
Total Views: 2

Wednesday, December 5, 2018
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Maritime News

CATO’s Continued Attempt to Skin the Jones Act

On December 6, 2018, the CATO Institute is hosting a conference, entitled – “The Jones Act: Charting a new Course after a Century of Failure”. This forum aims to discuss...

December 5, 2018
Total Views: 42

Friday, November 30, 2018
Matson-containership-Daniel-K.-Inouye
Maritime News

Largest U.S.-Built Containership Arrives in Hawaii for the First Time

The largest containership ship ever constructed in the United States arrived in Honolulu for the first time this week as part of its regular service connecting the U.S. mainland and...

November 30, 2018
Total Views: 32

Wednesday, October 24, 2018
tanker
Maritime News

No Jones Act Waivers as Marine Markets Return to Normal After Canadian Pipeline Explosion

The explosion on the Enbridge natural gas pipeline on October 9, spectacular as it was, never drove the West Coast marine oil market to seek Jones Act waivers.  Although one...

October 24, 2018
Total Views: 2

Tuesday, October 23, 2018
Maritime News

Why the United States Needs a Merchant Marine – A Historical Basis

  By Salvatore R. Mercogliano, Ph.D. (Editorial) In 1917, President Woodrow Wilson addressed Congress and delivered a war message. In this speech he highlighted the main issue the United States...

October 23, 2018
Total Views: 116

Thursday, October 11, 2018
tanker
Maritime News

Gas Pipeline Explosion in Canada May Drive Jones Act Waiver Requests

By Don Martin – An explosion on October 9 to the Enbridge natural gas pipeline in Canada near Prince George B.C. threatens natural gas distribution to the refineries located in...

October 11, 2018
Total Views: 19

Sunday, September 9, 2018
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Defense

The Jones Act And Duncan Hunter – A Rebuttal

by Salvatore R. Mercogliano (Editorial) Opponents of the American Maritime Industry and the Merchant Marine Act of 1920, known as the Jones Act, have new ammunition in their assault against...

September 9, 2018
Total Views: 3

Tuesday, September 4, 2018
oil tanker at sea
Maritime News

Opinion: Duncan Hunter’s Real Crime Is the Jones Act

Bloomberg Opinion editorials do not necessarily reflect the opinions of gCaptain. By James Gibney (Bloomberg Opinion) — A $14,000 family vacation in Italy. Zipline rides for $399. Tickets to see...

September 4, 2018
Total Views: 2

Wednesday, August 1, 2018
Maritime News

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...

August 1, 2018
Total Views: 21

Monday, July 23, 2018
Maritime News

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...

July 23, 2018
Total Views: 3