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, 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
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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
Total Views: 3725

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: 3790

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: 1342

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
Total Views: 4939

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: 2604

Wednesday, December 1, 2021
Shipping

Jones Act Specialist Maritime Partners Acquires Fleet of Over 1,000 Vessels from J. Russell Flowers, Inc.

New Orleans-based Maritime Partners has acquired a large and diversified fleet of over 1,000 marine vessels from J. Russell Flowers, Inc. JRF’s fleet

December 1, 2021
Total Views: 3498

Tuesday, November 16, 2021
Offshore

Philly Shipyard Returns to Commercial Shipbuilding with Order for Offshore Wind Vessel

Philly Shipyard has won its first commercial newbuilding order since 2013 with an order for one Jones Act-compliant Subsea Rock Installation Vessel for U.S

November 16, 2021
Total Views: 2995

Monday, November 15, 2021
Offshore

Jones Act Enforcer Alleges Latest Violation in Offshore Wind Industry

The Offshore Marine Service Association (OMSA) has made its latest accusation of Jones Act violations, this time involving a foreign ship of

November 15, 2021
Total Views: 5916

Friday, November 5, 2021
Offshore

DEME Wins Balance of Plant Contract for Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind Project

Belgian-based DEME Offshore announced Friday that it’s U.S. subsidiary has been selected by Dominion Energy as part of a consortium for the Balance of

November 5, 2021
Total Views: 840

Saturday, October 2, 2021
frozen fish
Fishing

The Bayside Shuffle: A $350 Million Jones Act Fight Over Frozen Fish

The Jones Act, legislation which essentially reserves movements of cargo between U.S. ports (or points in U.S. waters) for vessels, owned, crewed and

October 2, 2021
Total Views: 2412

Thursday, September 23, 2021
Offshore

New Hydrogen-Ready Wind Turbine Installation Vessel Design Gets ABS Stamp of Approval

The American Bureau of Shipping has stamp of approval on the design of a new hydrogen-ready wind turbine installation vessel intended for the U.S. market. The

September 23, 2021
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Monday, August 16, 2021
Shipping

Seacor Holdings Acquires Jones Act Shipping Company U.S. Shipping Corp

Fort Lauderdale, Florida-based Seacor Holdings has acquired Jones Act shipping company U.S. Shipping Corp. USSC is provider of long-haul marine transportation

August 16, 2021
Total Views: 4421

Wednesday, August 11, 2021
jones act enforcer
Shipping

Crew of ‘Jones Act Enforcer’ Meets with Customs and Border Protection

The crew of a privately chartered Jones Act enforcement vessel has met with the U.S. Customs and Border Protection to touch base on issues that the vessel and

August 11, 2021
Total Views: 5950

Tuesday, July 20, 2021
jones act enforcer
Shipping

New Jones Act Enforcement Vessel Looks to Bust Foreign-Flag Rule Breakers

Sick and tired of foreign vessels taking advantage of loopholes in the Jones Act, the Offshore Marine Service Association (OMSA) says it is taking the

July 20, 2021
Total Views: 18730

Thursday, June 10, 2021
offshore wind feeder vessel
Offshore

Green Shipping Line Selects Designer for Jones Act Offshore Wind Feeder Vessels

U.S.-based Green Shipping Line has announced an agreement with European marine engineer DEKC Maritime (DEKC) for the design of offshore wind shuttle vessels to

June 10, 2021
Total Views: 2971

Monday, May 17, 2021
colonial pipeline tanks
Shipping

gCaptain Weekly Episode 5 – Colonial Pipeline and the Jones Act

In this latest episode of gCaptain Weekly, John Konrad and Sal Mercogliano discuss the Colonial Pipeline shutdown, the Jones Act waivers issued by the DHS and

May 17, 2021
Total Views: 1414