Wednesday, July 18, 2018
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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...

July 18, 2018
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Monday, July 2, 2018
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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...

July 2, 2018
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Tuesday, June 19, 2018
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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...

June 19, 2018
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Wednesday, May 23, 2018
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Bipartisan Bill Would Require a ‘Portion’ of American Oil and Gas Exports Be Transported on U.S.-Built Ships

U.S. lawmakers introduced a bill Monday that would require a portion of exported crude oil and liquefied natural gas (LNG) be transported on U.S.-built and U.S.-flagged vessels, in addition to the...

May 23, 2018
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Thursday, April 12, 2018
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Maritime and National Security Leaders Tout Jones Act as Essential to National and Homeland Security

U.S. national security leaders and various maritime stakeholders were in Maryland this week to attend the annual U.S. Navy League’s Sea-Air-Space Exposition, where the importance of the Jones Act proved...

April 12, 2018
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Wednesday, April 11, 2018
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Crowley’s First LNG-Powered ConRo Fuels Up at VT Halter Marine

The first supply of liquefied natural gas fuel has been loaded onto Crowley Maritime’s new combination container and roll-on/roll-off ship that is now nearing completion in Mississippi. According to Crowley,...

April 11, 2018
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Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Maritime News

Crowley: Six Months After Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico’s Road to Recovery is Being Made by Sea

Feature story provided by Jacksonville-based Crowley Maritime Corporation on the ongoing relief and recovery efforts in Puerto six months after the storm hit.  It’s been called the most logistically challenging relief effort...

March 20, 2018
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Monday, March 19, 2018
Maritime News

Jones Act Fleet Continues to Ensure a Steady Flow of Supplies to Puerto Rico

This week marks six months since Hurricane Maria made landfall in Puerto Rico as a powerful Category 4 hurricane, causing widespread damage to the U.S. territory the impacts of which...

March 19, 2018
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Thursday, February 15, 2018
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Pasha Hawaii’s Horizon Spirit Completes Hurricane Relief Deployment to Puerto Rico

Jones act carrier Pasha Hawaii says its vessel Horizon Spirit has returned to the U.S. west coast after completing its hurricane relief deployment to Puerto Rico in the aftermath Hurricane...

February 15, 2018
Total Views: 11

Thursday, January 11, 2018
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Kirby’s Matt Woodruff Elected President of American Maritime Partnership

The American Maritime Partnership (AMP), the member-driven coalition representing the U.S. domestic maritime industry on policy issues, has announced that Matt Woodruff of Kirby Corporation has been elected as its...

January 11, 2018
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Friday, November 3, 2017
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Congressional Leaders Defend the Jones Act During Hearing on Hurricane Relief and Recovery Efforts

Congressional leaders from both sides of the isle defended the Jones Act’s impact on hurricane relief efforts in Puerto Rico during a hearing this week exploring initial lessons learned from the...

November 3, 2017
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Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Crowley to Acquire Three U.S.-Flag Tankers from SeaRiver Maritime

Crowley Alaska Tankers has agreed to purchase of three tankers from SeaRiver Maritime and will charter them back to SeaRiver under varying multi-year terms. Included in the acquisition are the...

November 1, 2017
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Monday, October 23, 2017

New Jones Act Legislation Pending, with Puerto Rico Focus

Is Temporary Jones Act Relief Possible for Reconstruction? By Eric Lee and J. Michael Cavanaugh (Holland & Knight) – Four bills are currently pending in Congress to repeal or limit the reach of the...

October 23, 2017
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Monday, October 16, 2017
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Editorial: Why the U.S. Embraced the Jones Act a Century Ago

This column does not necessarily reflect the opinion of gCaptain. By Stephen Mihm (Bloomberg View) — Repealing the so-called Jones Act, which is slowing desperately needed aid to Puerto Rico...

October 16, 2017
Total Views: 47

Friday, October 13, 2017
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Maritime News

SUNY Maritime President: Help Us Advocate in Support of the Jones Act

The following is a message from Rear Adm. Michael Alfultis, president of SUNY Maritime: Dear Alumni, Faculty, Staff, Students, Parents, and Friends of Maritime College: The U. S. maritime industry...

October 13, 2017
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Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Maritime News

House Bill Seeks 5-Year Moratorium of Jones Act in Puerto Rico

Congressman Gary Palmer (R-AL) and Congresswoman Nydia Velázquez (D-NY) have introduced a bill that would place a 5-year moratorium of the Jones Act in Puerto Rico as the U.S. commonwealth...

October 10, 2017
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Monday, October 9, 2017
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American Mariners Fret Over Attacks on Jones Act

By Daniel Flatley (Bloomberg) — On the darkened bridge of the Chesapeake Trader, with radio chatter filling the air, three officers were easing the giant freighter into San Francisco Bay when an...

October 9, 2017
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Wednesday, September 27, 2017

American Maritime Industry Fights Back Against False Claims on Jones Act and Relief Efforts in Puerto Rico

Breaking: DHS Approves Temporary Jones Act Waiver for Puerto Rico The American maritime industry is firing back against harsh criticism of the Jones Act in the media and by certain...

September 27, 2017
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U.S. Still Considering Jones Act Waiver for Puerto Rico

WASHINGTON, Sept 27 (Reuters) – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security said on Wednesday it is considering a request by members of Congress to waive federal restrictions on shipping to...

September 27, 2017
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Tuesday, September 26, 2017
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U.S. Denies Request for Puerto Rico Jones Act Waiver Amid Growing Pressure

Update: The DHS said Wednesday it never officially denied the waiver request and it was still considering the issue. In fact, the only request it has received has come from...

September 26, 2017
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