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Thursday, February 16, 2023

Tiny Puerto Rican Port Gets New Life as ‘Smart’ Test Lab for Trade Fluidity

By Jim Wyss (Bloomberg) — Scale AI, a California-based artificial-intelligence company, has found an oddity in Puerto Rico’s Port of Ponce — two

February 16, 2023
Total Views: 2185

Saturday, October 22, 2022

House Lawmakers Demand Answers on ‘Novel and Problematic’ Jones Act Waivers

A bipartisan group of House lawmakers are demanding answers from the Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas over his decision to

October 22, 2022
Total Views: 1570

Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Biden Administration Approves ‘Temporary and Targeted’ Jones Act Waiver for Puerto Rico Despite Objections

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security on Wednesday approved a “temporary and targeted” Jones Act waiver for diesel shipments to Puerto Rico in

September 28, 2022
Total Views: 3019

Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Puerto Rico’s Governor Calls on Biden for Jones Act Waiver But Justification Questionable

Puerto Rico’s Governor has sent a letter to President Joe Biden requesting a limited waiver of Jones Act for petroleum products and LNG as the U.S.

September 27, 2022
Total Views: 3252

Monday, September 26, 2022

Calls for Puerto Rico Jones Act Waivers Grow Louder

With Hurricane Fiona’s path of destruction in Puerto Rico, there are growing calls to waive Jones Act requirements that would allow foreign-flagged ships

September 26, 2022
Total Views: 4779

Tuesday, September 20, 2022

Major Hurricane Fiona Slams Turks and Caicos After Leaving Path of Destruction

By Ivelisse Rivera and Ezequiel Abiu Lopez SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico/SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic, Sept 20 (Reuters) – Hurricane Fiona bore

September 20, 2022
Total Views: 2498

Monday, September 19, 2022

Hurricane Fiona Batters Dominican Republic After Leaving Puerto Rico Without Power

By Ivelisse Rivera and Ezequiel Abiu Lopez SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico/Santo Domingo, Sept 19 (Reuters) – Hurricane Fiona battered the

September 19, 2022
Total Views: 827

Tuesday, August 23, 2022

Study Confirms Jones Act Benefits for Puerto Rico

The Jones Act can be a devisive topic, especially for those living in places like Puerto Rico and Hawaii who rely on ships for just about everything. For Jones

August 23, 2022
Total Views: 4674

Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Grand Jury Charges Seven Over Fraudulent Extortion Scheme at Port of San Juan

A federal grand jury in Puerto Rico has returned an indictment charging seven individuals with labor racketeering offenses in the Port of San Juan. The seven

August 16, 2022
Total Views: 3633

Thursday, July 30, 2020

Coast Guard Escorts Ro-Ro Taking on Water Back to Puerto Rico

The U.S. Coast Guard was called to assist a cargo ship taking on water after it had departed San Juan, Puerto Rico on Wednesday ahead of Tropical Storm Isaias.

July 30, 2020
Total Views: 124

Monday, July 23, 2018
Maritime News

Crowley Takes Delivery of First LNG-Powered ConRo for Jones Act Puerto Rico Trade

Crowley Maritime Corp. has taken delivery of its first of two combination container/roll on-roll off (ConRo) ships powered by LNG from shipbuilder VT Halter

July 23, 2018
Total Views: 73

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

July 18, 2018
Total Views: 46

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

March 20, 2018
Total Views: 74

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.

March 19, 2018
Total Views: 18

Thursday, January 18, 2018
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Family of El Faro Crew Member Delivers More Than 30,000 Pounds of Relief Goods to Puerto Rico

Family members of an El Faro’s crew member who lost his life when the American cargo ship tragically sank in 2015 are being recognized for their effort

January 18, 2018
Total Views: 63

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Foss Ships Hundreds of Utility Trucks to Puerto Rico to Help Restore Power

At the Port of Virginia in Norfolk and the Port of Lake Charles in Louisiana, Seattle-based Foss Maritime is loading hundreds of utility trucks onto barges

January 4, 2018
Total Views: 23

Thursday, December 21, 2017
Press Releases

Foss Provides Meals and Homes for Hundreds of First Responders in Devastated Puerto Rico

From hearty meals to comfortable sleeping quarters for first responders, Foss Maritime has been supporting the relief and rebuilding efforts in Puerto Rico and

December 21, 2017
Total Views: 11

Wednesday, December 13, 2017
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In Puerto Rico, Cruises Spark First Signs of a Tourism Recovery

By Nikki Ekstein (Bloomberg) — Almost three months after Hurricane Maria battered Puerto Rico as a nearly Category 5 storm, a third of the

December 13, 2017
Total Views: 7

Friday, November 17, 2017
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Six Weeks After Hurricane Maria, Domestic Maritime Industry Continues to Play a Key Role in Puerto Rico’s Relief Efforts

American maritime companies are continuing to provide beefed-up shipping services to Puerto Rico to ensure essential relief and commercial cargoes can reach

November 17, 2017
Total Views: 130

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

November 3, 2017
Total Views: 21