From the Journal of Commerce:
U.S maritime advocates have warned of the crippling of the Merchant Marine before, only for the [...]
The long-awaited General Accountability Office (GAO) study on the Jones Act in Puerto Rico shows that the U.S. domestic container shipping fleet has provided regular, reliable service while offering significant rate reductions, according to the American Maritime Partnership (AMP), an industry trade group.
“GAO disproved charges that the Jones Act raises prices for consumers in [...]
Opinion by Retired Adm. James A. Lyons, who was commander in chief of the U.S. Pacific Fleet and senior U.S. military representative to the United Nations:
Foreign ships get a break reserved for the U.S. fleet
For more than 200 years, the United States Merchant Marine has been a key element in our overall [...]
Shippers loaded 12 foreign-flagged tankers with gasoline, diesel and other fuels to help relieve the storm-struck U.S. Northeast under a rare waiver of U.S. marine law, the government said on Thursday.
The cargoes, which must be delivered by Nov. 20 under the waiver of the 1920 Jones Act, were slated to be discharged at ports [...]
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security on Friday issued a temporary, blanket waiver of the Jones Act to allow foreign-flagged oil tankers from the Gulf of Mexico to help supply the Northeast with fuel, after Hurricane Sandy shut two refineries in the region.
The waiver will run through Nov. 13, the department said.
More at [...]
Horizon Lines recently issued the following statement from its interim President and CEO Stephen H. Fraser, opposing any changes to the 1920 Jones Act that imposes restrictions on shipping between U.S. Ports.
Horizon Lines is, and always has been, a very staunch supporter of the Jones Act and all of its requirements. The Jones Act [...]
U.S.-flag containership operator Horizon Lines, Inc. has reported financial results for the fiscal first quarter ended March 25, 2012 and revealed that it will be drydocking three of its vessels in Asia. The decision has been taken against a backdrop of a continuing operating loss. Still, it is likely to be viewed with concern by [...]
Horizon Lines issued the following statement opposing any changes to the 1920 Jones Act that imposes restrictions on shipping between U.S. Ports.
Horizon Lines is, and always has been, a very staunch supporter of the Jones Act and all of its requirements. The Jones Act stipulates that cargo shipped between two U.S. ports must be [...]
Working to create and preserve American jobs, Congressmen Elijah E. Cummings (D, MD-7) and Jeff Landry (R, LA-3) introduced the American Mariners Job Protection Act (H.R. 3202), a bill with bipartisan support that will increase government transparency surrounding the issuance of waivers allowing non-Jones Act-qualified vessels to carry cargo between U.S. ports.
Under current [...]
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