Jones Act. Legal news and articles for April 22 - 28, 2017

Health Care Proposal Leaves States to Make Major DecisionsAMO Supports the Jones Act Offshore FleetPARTNER AND ASSOCIATE ATTORNEYS, ADMIRALTY/MARITIME LITIGATIONEnergy companies seek millions from loss of Quarantine Bay wellCommentary: American energy independence should not depend on a foreign fleetPath to Jones Act change faces political balancing act: Fuel for ...AMO Supports Jones Act Offshore Rule RevisionsProtecting the southern border requires mariners - Washington TimesTime to Scrap the Jones Act, or to Enforce It?Helix Energy OCV hit by Jones Act proposalCBP stepping up Jones Act enforcementJones Act reform: Going nowhere fastPath to Jones Act change faces political balancing act: Fuel for ...Play VideoPlay Video

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Joint trade group challenges 'myths' about Jones Act changes
OSJ MagazineApril 3, 2017

As highlighted on a number of occasions by OSJ, although the Jones Act governs the transportation of merchandise between US coastwise points, the CBP notice would expand its scope to include construction, installation and repair operations conducted by ...more »

How the Jones Act drives up the cost of food and gasoline for millions of Americans
The Hill (blog)April 10, 2017

In the Aloha State, we're used to sky-high prices for groceries and fuel because of an old protectionist shipping law known as the Jones Act. But the Jones Act is not just a Hawaii problem — it's a national problem. The Jones Act, also known as the ...more »

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Health Care Proposal Leaves States to Make Major Decisions
Morning ConsultApril 28, 2017

No states have publicly stated that they are interested in taking Republicans up on their offer to opt out of certain Affordable Care Act protections, should the current proposal become law, something conservative health policy analyst Chris Jacobs ...more »

AMO Supports the Jones Act Offshore Fleet
The Maritime ExecutiveApril 27, 2017

... Marine Act of 1920. I urge immediate application of this modification to hasten new private investment in maritime industries that promote U.S. national, economic and homeland security interests. ... Despite Jones Act clarity and consistently wise ...more »

PARTNER AND ASSOCIATE ATTORNEYS, ADMIRALTY/MARITIME LITIGATION
Splash 247April 27, 2017

Simms Showers LLP, an international maritime law firm with offices in Baltimore and the Washington, D.C. area, has immediate openings in its Baltimore office for partner and associate lawyers with 3+ practice years' experience and top law school degree.more »

Energy companies seek millions from loss of Quarantine Bay well
The Louisiana RecordApril 26, 2017

Cox Operating and other plaintiffs in the case allege they sustained more than $1.7 million in removal, cleanup and response costs alone, according to the admiralty and maritime claim lawsuit filed March 7 in U.S. District Court for Louisiana Eastern ...more »

Commentary: American energy independence should not depend on a foreign fleet
FuelFix (blog)April 26, 2017

Recent actions by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to ensure proper enforcement of the Jones Act, a law that requires all cargo moved between two point sin the U.S. be transported on American vessels with American crews, will ensure that U ...more »

Path to Jones Act change faces political balancing act: Fuel for ...
Hellenic Shipping News WorldwideApril 26, 2017

On January 18, less than two days before Donald Trump's inauguration, the US Customs and Border Protection released a 30-page general notice which could.more »

AMO Supports Jones Act Offshore Rule Revisions
The Maritime ExecutiveApril 26, 2017

American Maritime Officers National President Paul Doell sent the following letter in response to a Wall Street Journal editorial critical of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection proposal to modify or revoke multiple ruling letters pertaining to the ...more »

Protecting the southern border requires mariners - Washington Times
Washington TimesApril 25, 2017

As chairman of the Coast Guard and Maritime Subcommittee in the House of Representatives, I am proud to be an unwavering defender of the Jones Act -- a ...more »

Time to Scrap the Jones Act, or to Enforce It?
Wall Street Journal (subscription)April 24, 2017

... specialized foreign-flagged vessels in the Gulf of Mexico from the domestic shipping law known as the Jones Act (“Offshore Drilling Blowout Preventer,” Review & Outlook, April 19) wouldn't align the president politically or ideologically with his ...more »

Helix Energy OCV hit by Jones Act proposal
TradeWinds (subscription)April 24, 2017

A proposed rule to tighten the application of the the Jones Act to offshore construction vessels is already having an impact, with Helix Energy Solutions reporting that the potential change is hitting the workload for one of its vessels. The New York ...more »

CBP stepping up Jones Act enforcement
American Journal of TransportationApril 24, 2017

US Customs and Border Protection announced the creation of the National Jones Act Division of Enforcement (JADE) in July 2016, but tough enforcement of the Jones Act proceeded that development. Experts say that JADE's advent will likely herald an even ...more »

Jones Act reform: Going nowhere fast
American Journal of TransportationApril 24, 2017

The Jones Act, passed in 1920, prohibits a foreign vessel from transporting merchandise between points in the United States. A violation of the Jones Act may result in the assessment of a civil penalty equal to the value of the merchandise. A waiver ...more »

Path to Jones Act change faces political balancing act: Fuel for ...
Platts (blog)April 24, 2017

On January 18, less than two days before Donald Trump's inauguration, the US Customs and Border Protection released a 30-page general notice which could ...more »

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