Tuesday, November 7, 2017
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Puerto Rico Overseer Backs Jones Act Exemptions to Boost Economy

By Daniel Flatley (Bloomberg) — Congress should take steps to reduce the cost of shipping fuel to Puerto Rico, including possibly suspending or exempting them from the requirement that they...

November 7, 2017
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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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Monday, October 23, 2017
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GOP Senators Hold Up Disaster Aid Bill Over Jones Act Shipping Concerns in Puerto Rico – Politico

At least two GOP Senators are delaying the swift passage of a bill that will provide $36.5 billion in disaster relief funding over demands that Puerto Rico be permanently exempt...

October 23, 2017
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Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Maritime News

Crowley Adds Six Vessels to Puerto Rico Trade After Storm

By the end of this week Jacksonville-based shipping company Crowley Maritime Corporation will have offloaded more than 6,500 loads of FEMA and commercial cargo from 20 vessels at its San...

October 10, 2017
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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
Total Views: 11

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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Thursday, October 5, 2017
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DHS Says Extension of Puerto Rico Jones Act Waiver Not Needed

WASHINGTON, Oct 5 (Reuters) – The Department of Homeland Security said on Thursday it believes that extending its 10-day waiver on shipping limitations to Puerto Rico is not needed to...

October 5, 2017
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Tuesday, October 3, 2017
Maritime News

U.S. Maritime Industry Dispels Jones Act Misinformation in Washington

American shipping industry executives were in Washington, D.C. Tuesday to participate in a panel discussion during a House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee Democrats hearing on the Jones Act and its...

October 3, 2017
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Tankers Discharge Fuel in Puerto Rico as Marine Terminals Reopen

By Marianna Parraga HOUSTON, Oct 3 (Reuters) – Buckeye Partners has resumed operations at its marine oil terminal and storage tanks in Puerto Rico, which could help ease shortages of...

October 3, 2017
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Thursday, September 28, 2017
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Trump Administration Defends Wait to Waive Jones Act for Puerto Rico

By Margaret Talev (Bloomberg) — President Donald Trump’s top disaster adviser defended the administration’s eight-day wait to waive restrictions under the Jones Act that limited which ships could be used to deliver...

September 28, 2017
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Senator McCain Introduces Legislation to Kill the Jones Act in Puerto Rico

By Timothy Gardner WASHINGTON, Sept 28 (Reuters) – Republican senators John McCain and Mike Lee introduced a bill on Thursday to permanently waive shipping restrictions on Puerto Rico, saying a temporary...

September 28, 2017
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Mountain of Aid Sitting on Docks in Storm-Stricken San Juan

By Laura Blewitt (Bloomberg) — Thousands of cargo containers bearing millions of emergency meals and other relief supplies have been piling up on San Juan’s docks since Saturday. The mountains...

September 28, 2017
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Maritime News

DHS Approves Jones Act Waiver for Puerto Rico

The Trump Administration has approved a temporary waiver of the Jones Act in Puerto Rico amid public outcry to suspend the shipping regulation to help aid the U.S. commonwealth recover...

September 28, 2017
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Wednesday, September 27, 2017
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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
Total Views: 46

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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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Major Jones Act Carrier Says On-Island Distribution is Key to Getting Relief Supplies to Puerto Rico Residents

The key to getting relief supplies to citizens of Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria will be by expediting local transportation and distribution of cargo, according to executives...

September 26, 2017
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