Wednesday, October 4, 2017
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Commentary: For Hurricane-Hit Puerto Rico, an Insider’s Guide to Disaster Management

Peter Van Buren, a 24-year State Department veteran, is the author of “We Meant Well: How I Helped Lose the Battle for the Hearts and Minds of the Iraqi.”  By...

October 4, 2017
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Maritime News

Hospital Ship USNS Comfort Arrives in Puerto Rico

The Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) arrived in Puerto Rico on Tuesday to assist in hurricane relief efforts. Comfort is assisting the Federal Emergency Management System...

October 4, 2017
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Friday, September 29, 2017
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Hospital Ship USNS Comfort Departs for Puerto Rico

The Military Sealift Command hospital ship, USNS Comfort (T-AH 20), departed Naval Station Norfolk on Friday and is now underway to support relief efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria...

September 29, 2017
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Puerto Ricans Hack Through a Maze of Debris to Move Relief Aid

By Jonathan Levin, Jordyn Holman, Christopher Flavelle and Daniel Flatley (Bloomberg) — A sedan is buried in congealed mud on an impassible road where the Rio Caguitas overflowed in the mountainous community...

September 29, 2017
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Evacuees Leave Puerto Rico by Cruise Ship

By Robin Respaut and Dave Graham SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, Sept 28 (Reuters) – Thousands of people lined up at San Juan harbor on Thursday to board a cruise ship that...

September 29, 2017
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Thursday, September 28, 2017
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
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Maritime News

Hospital Ship USNS Comfort Ordered to Get Underway to Puerto Rico

One of two U.S. government-owned hospital ships has been ordered to prepare to get underway to provide support for hurricane relief efforts in Puerto Rico. The Department of Defense on...

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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Friday, September 22, 2017
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Puerto Rico Oil Terminals Still Hampered After Hurricanes

HOUSTON, Sept 22 (Reuters) – Buckeye Partners LP’s Yabucoa oil terminal in Puerto Rico remained closed on Friday, the company said, days after Hurricane Maria left a trail of destruction...

September 22, 2017
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Wednesday, August 17, 2016
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500+ Rescued From Puerto Rico Ferry Inferno

by Laila Kearney (Reuters) Hundreds of people were rescued from a smoldering passenger ferry ship Caribbean Fantasy that caught fire off Puerto Rico this morning, the U.S. Coast Guard said. The Coast...

August 17, 2016
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Fire Incidents

Ferry Fire – Hundreds Plucked From Burning Puerto Rico Ferry

The Coast Guard responded Wednesday morning to a fire aboard the 561-foot passenger/cargo vessel Caribbean Fantasy, approximately 2 nautical miles north of San Juan Harbor in Puerto Rico. The vessel...

August 17, 2016
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Wednesday, June 8, 2016
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U.S. Shipping Industry Slams Amendment Seeking to Exempt Puerto Rico from the Jones Act

U.S. shipbuilders and the greater maritime industry are fighting back against an amendment offered to a draft Puerto Rico debt relief bill currently advancing in the House seeking to exempt the...

June 8, 2016
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Monday, May 23, 2016
Maritime News

Crowley Reveals New $21 Million Investment in Puerto Rico

Jacksonville, Florida-based Crowley Maritime Corp. announced Monday an additional $21 million investment for improvements and upgrades at its Isla Grande port terminal in San Juan, Puerto in preparation for the...

May 23, 2016
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Tuesday, November 17, 2015
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Crowley Breaks Ground on New San Juan Pier

Crowley Maritime Corp. has broken ground on a $48.5 million pier development project in San Juan, Puerto Rico that will be used to service Crowley’s new LNG-powered ships beginning in...

November 17, 2015
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Friday, June 19, 2015
Maritime News

Crowley Ups Puerto Rico Service – Announces New Sailings from Northeast

  Crowley Maritime Corp.’s liner services group will add sailings between New Jersey and Puerto Rico this summer in response to customer demand for more shipping services in the Northeast....

June 19, 2015
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Friday, March 20, 2015
Maritime News

Crowley Picks Up Slack After Horizon Lines’ Puerto Rico Exit

Crowley Maritime Corporation says that it doing a good job of picking up the slack following Horizon Lines’ sudden departure from the Jones Act U.S. mainland to Puerto Rico trade...

March 20, 2015
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Monday, January 19, 2015
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Crowley to Increase Jones Act Puerto Rico Trade Capacity Amid Horizon Lines Exit

Jacksonville-based Crowley Maritime Corporation has announced plans to increase capacity for its U.S. mainland to Puerto Rico service amid Horizon Line's recent exit from the trade.

January 19, 2015
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