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Hey, shipbuilders, Jones Act reform is your friend

A groundbreaking new study of America’s Jones Act might be of some comfort to U.S. shipbuilders and shipyard workers who have been worried by increased calls for repeal or reform of the protectionist federal shipping law. Issued in April by the highly respected Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, the

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More studies show Jones Act harmful to Puerto Rico

Two new studies have confirmed what observers of the Jones Act have known for years — that the century-old federal maritime law has long been harmful to Puerto Rico’s economy. One of the studies, conducted by John Dunham & Associates, found that the Jones Act has prevented the creation of

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U.S.-build rule deters ocean cargo service to Hawaii

Have you ever wondered why there are only a few ocean common carriers carrying goods between Hawaii and the U.S. mainland? Mainly it has to do with the federal U.S. shipping law known as the Jones Act, otherwise known as Section 27 of the Merchant Marine Act of 1920. Not

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Hey, shipbuilders, Jones Act reform is your friend

A groundbreaking new study of America’s Jones Act might be of some comfort to U.S. shipbuilders and shipyard workers who have been worried by increased calls for repeal or reform of the protectionist federal shipping law. Issued in April by the highly respected Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, the

Read More →

More studies show Jones Act harmful to Puerto Rico

Two new studies have confirmed what observers of the Jones Act have known for years — that the century-old federal maritime law has long been harmful to Puerto Rico’s economy. One of the studies, conducted by John Dunham & Associates, found that the Jones Act has prevented the creation of

Read More →

U.S.-build rule deters ocean cargo service to Hawaii

Have you ever wondered why there are only a few ocean common carriers carrying goods between Hawaii and the U.S. mainland? Mainly it has to do with the federal U.S. shipping law known as the Jones Act, otherwise known as Section 27 of the Merchant Marine Act of 1920. Not

Read More →