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, 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
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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: 1757

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 single

May 13, 2021
Total Views: 12307

Wednesday, May 12, 2021
Shipping

U.S. Fuel Supply Response Slowed by Mothballed Oil Tankers

By Jonathan Saul, Devika Krishna Kumar and Laura Sanicola LONDON/NEW YORK, May 12 (Reuters) – Efforts to get fuel supplies to areas in the United States

May 12, 2021
Total Views: 4984

colonial pipeline storage tanks
Shipping

White House: Foreign Shipping Companies Need to Prove Need for Jones Act Waiver

The White House said the Biden Administration was ready to review Jones Act waiver requests from companies that can show insufficient domestic capacity, but

May 12, 2021
Total Views: 3192

Gasoline tanker
Maritime News

Biden Administration Ready to Review Jones Act Waiver Requests

by Doina Chiacu (Reuters) – The U.S. Transportation Department’s Maritime Administration (MARAD) has completed its assessment of what ships are

May 12, 2021
Total Views: 1436

Tuesday, May 11, 2021
Eneti offshore wind turbine installation vessel
Offshore

Eneti (Ex-Scorpio Bulkers) in Planning Stages for Jones Act-Compliant Wind Turbine Installation Vessel

Eneti Inc. on Tuesday revealed plans it has entered into a binding agreement for the construction of one Wind Turbine Installation Vessel (WTIV), as well as

May 11, 2021
Total Views: 3159

tanker
Shipping

U.S. Considering Temporary Jones Act Waiver If Needed to Alleviate Gas Shortages

Update: Wednesday, May 12: The White House has chimed in saying the Department of Homeland Security, the agency responsible for issuing Jones Act waivers, is

May 11, 2021
Total Views: 4972

Monday, May 10, 2021
crowley jones act tanker
News

Colonial Pipeline – To Waive Or Not To Waive The Jones Act

By Salvatore R. Mercogliano, Ph.D. (gCaptain) The cyberattack upon the Colonial Pipeline on Friday, May 7, 2021 has resulted in the shutdown of a major

May 10, 2021
Total Views: 6777

Friday, April 2, 2021
deme wind turbine installation vessel
Offshore

First Large-Scale Offshore Wind Project in U.S. Selects DEME-Foss Partnership for Wind Turbine Installation Work

The first large-scale offshore wind farm in the United States has selected a U.S.-based arm of Belgian marine services provider DEME to transport and install

April 2, 2021
Total Views: 7035

Wednesday, March 31, 2021
Offshore

Latest Customs and Border Protection Ruling Has Big Implications for the Jones Act’s Role in Offshore Wind

U.S. Customs and Border Protection has issued its latest ruling on the Jones Act’s role in the development of offshore wind projects off the

March 31, 2021
Total Views: 8610

Tuesday, March 9, 2021
Shipbuilding

Crowley’s Alaska-Bound 55,000-Barrel Petroleum Barge Launched at Greenbrier

Crowley’s new 55,000-barrel double-hulled petroleum barge has been launched at Greenbrier Marine in Portland, Oregon. The Jones Act-compliant barge,

March 9, 2021
Total Views: 3627

Wednesday, February 24, 2021
container ship
Shipping

International Chamber of Shipping Says Tackling Trade Protectionism Can Lift Post-Covid GDP

By Jack Wittels (Bloomberg) — Governments must look again at eliminating practices that hinder trade if they want to fire an economic recovery once

February 24, 2021
Total Views: 513

Tuesday, February 2, 2021
Shipping

U.S. Customs and Border Protection Expressly Applies Jones Act to Offshore Wind Projects in U.S. Waters

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has for the first time expressly found that the Jones Act applies to offshore wind projects on the U.S. Outer

February 2, 2021
Total Views: 6745

Shipping

Jones Act Supporter Pete Buttigieg Confirmed as U.S. Transportation Secretary

In a 86-13 vote, the U.S. Senate has confirmed Pete Buttigieg to lead the U.S. Department of Transportation as Transportation Secretary in the Biden

February 2, 2021
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Monday, January 25, 2021
Defense

Biden Administration’s ‘Buy American’ Executive Order Reiterates Support of the Jones Act

President Joe Biden is set to sign an Executive Order, titled Strengthening ‘Buy American’ Provisions, Ensuring Future of America is Made in America by All

January 25, 2021
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Thursday, January 21, 2021
Defense

Pete Buttigieg, Biden’s Nominee to Lead the U.S. Transportation Department, Supports the Jones Act

President Joe Biden’s pick for U.S. Secretary of Transportation, Pete Buttigieg, has expressed his support for the Jones Act and its role in creating

January 21, 2021
Total Views: 8805

Monday, January 4, 2021
dominion energy wind turbine installation vessel
Shipping

American Maritime Partnership Salutes Passing of Defense Bill with ‘Significant Maritime Legislation’

The American Maritime Partnership is saluting Congress’s passing of the National Defense Authorization Act, which the advocacy group said includes some

January 4, 2021
Total Views: 959

Tuesday, December 22, 2020
Shipbuilding

‘Matsonia’ Delivered to Matson, Completing Hawaii Fleet Renewal

U.S. carrier Matson Inc. has taken delivery of the M/V Matsonia, the second of two new Kanaloa Class “con-ro” ships built for Matson by General

December 22, 2020
Total Views: 6746

Wednesday, December 16, 2020
dominion energy wind turbine installation vessel
Offshore

Keel Laid for First Jones Act-Compliant Offshore Wind Installation Vessel

Construction of the first Jones Act-compliant offshore wind installation vessel has hit a major milestone with the keel being laid at the Keppel AmFELS

December 16, 2020
Total Views: 5476