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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.


Wednesday, May 4, 2022
DEME Partners With Barge Master on New Jones Act Feeder Barge Solution for Offshore Wind
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
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Thursday, March 31, 2022
File photo of a product tanker underway at sea
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
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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
Total Views: 3165

Wednesday, February 9, 2022
Stock photo of a tanker being escorted by a tug 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: 485

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: 2664

Wednesday, December 1, 2021
An inland tug and barges moves along a river under a bridge
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: 3548

Tuesday, November 16, 2021
An illustration of Great Lakes Dredge and Docks' Jones Act-compliant rock installation vessel that will support the growing U.S. offshore wind industry. Illustration courtesy Great Lakes Dredge & Dock
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: 3094

Monday, November 15, 2021
Jones Act Enforcer Alleges Latest Violation in Offshore Wind Industry
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: 5998

Friday, November 5, 2021
A wind turbine Dominion Energy’s two turbine Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind (CVOW) pilot project. Photo: Dominion Energy
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: 862

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: 2600

Thursday, September 23, 2021
New Hydrogen-Ready Wind Turbine Installation Vessel Design Gets ABS Stamp of Approval
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
Total Views: 3338

Monday, August 16, 2021
Seacor Holdings Acquires Jones Act Shipping Company U.S. Shipping Corp
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: 4581

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: 5981

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: 18784

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: 3001

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: 1417

Friday, May 14, 2021
citgo
Shipping

Citgo Revealed as Recipient of Second Jones Act Waiver

By Laura Sanicola and Susan Heavey NEW YORK/WASHINGTON, May 14 (Reuters) – The Biden administration granted oil refiner Citgo Petroleum a Jones Act

May 14, 2021
Total Views: 3445

colonial pipeline tanks
Shipping

DHS Approves Second Jones Act Waiver

The U.S. Department of Homeland approved a second Jones Act waiver late Thursday in response to the Colonial Pipeline shutdown, which has now been reopened.

May 14, 2021
Total Views: 1769

Thursday, May 13, 2021
product tanker
Maritime News

Department of Homeland Security Issues Limited Jones Act Waiver to Foreign Shipping Company

By Jennifer A. Dlouhy and Jennifer Jacobs (Bloomberg) — The Biden administration temporarily eased century-old U.S. shipping requirements so a

May 13, 2021
Total Views: 12329
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