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Jones Act Backers Challenged by Congress

Matson ship in Oakland

Matson ship in Oakland

U.S. domestic maritime carriers must continually remind Congress of the ongoing benefits of the Jones Act protections for the business, Matson Navigation President Matthew Cox told a business audience in Southern California.

Cox said the Jones Act trade produces billions of dollars a year in taxes and creates jobs for more than 500,000 Americans, but the regulatory protection faces ongoing challenges from critics that would undo the law.

Full article at the Journal of Commerce


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