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Time 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 VideoReinterpreting the Jones Act a Done Deal? Not So FastReinterpreting the Jones Act a Done Deal? Not So FastCommentary: Container chassis lease not a maritime contractCommentary: Container chassis lease not a maritime contractCommentary: Jones Act rulings would damage economy, jobs, energy productionJones Act Battles, Administrative Appointees on the Move, and ...Kinder Morgan sees drop in Jones Act ratesJones Act Battles, Administrative Appointees on the Move, and Combative Hearings Shape the Landscape

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Alaska Company to Pay Record $10 Million Jones Act Penalty
GCaptainApril 5, 2017

Acting U.S. Attorney Bryan Schroder announced Tuesday that Furie Operating Alaska LLC of Anchorage, Alaska has agreed to pay $10 million to satisfy a civil penalty handed down by U.S. Customs and Border Protection for violating the Jones Act. The ...more »

Polk Association seeks petition for tomb relocation
Columbia Daily HeraldApril 10, 2017

Jones said, by issuing an official letter stating its opposition prior to a Petition to Waiver, the Historical Commission violated the Tennessee Open Meetings Act (Sunshine Law), the 2016 Tennessee Heritage Protection Act and a special commission would ...more »

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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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Cruise Law NewsApril 22, 2017

Maritime & admiralty lawyer & attorney James M. Walker of Walker & O'Neill Law Firm, offering services related to injuries, sexual assaults, fires, negligence, rapes & disappearances on cruise ships, pirate & terrorist attacks, missing passengers ...more »

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Cruise Law NewsApril 22, 2017

Maritime & admiralty lawyer & attorney James M. Walker of Walker & O'Neill Law Firm, offering services related to injuries, sexual assaults, fires, negligence, rapes & disappearances on cruise ships, pirate & terrorist attacks, missing passengers ...more »

Reinterpreting the Jones Act a Done Deal? Not So Fast
GCaptainApril 22, 2017

The Jones Act community argues that those rulings were always wrong and should be changed. They are particularly focused on the fact that there is a community of foreign subsea construction vessels working in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico which they believe ...more »

Reinterpreting the Jones Act a Done Deal? Not So Fast
GCaptainApril 22, 2017

... Samuel Giberga, and Jonathan Waldron, Partner and Co-Chair of the Maritime Group at Blank Rome, will discuss “Reinterpreting the Jones Act for Offshore Construction Vessels” in a session led by Jones Act expert Charlie Papavizas of Winston & Strawn.more »

Commentary: Container chassis lease not a maritime contract
American Shipper (subscription)April 21, 2017

Unpersuaded by Trac's arguments that it had admiralty jurisdiction (Interpool, Inc. d/b/a Trac Intermodal v. Four Horsemen Inc. et al. U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey. No. 16-2490. Feb. 8), the court vacated writs of maritime garnishment ...more »

Commentary: Container chassis lease not a maritime contract
American Shipper (subscription)April 21, 2017

Chassis lessor Trac Intermodal sued FourHorsemenInc., A&A Exp. Inc. and Ayeah A. Ayesh, who Trac said in court papers it believed was the president or principal of A&A, claiming the defendants owed it at least $384,106 for breaching a maritime contract ...more »

Commentary: Jones Act rulings would damage economy, jobs, energy production
FuelFix (blog)April 21, 2017

Two days before President Trump's inauguration, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agency (CBP) released a proposal that would make drastic changes to long-standing rulings related to the use of Jones Act vessels in offshore oil and natural gas ...more »

Jones Act Battles, Administrative Appointees on the Move, and ...
JD Supra (press release)April 20, 2017

This edition of the Cozen O'Connor Maritime and Infrastructure Federal Update discusses (i) the Jones Act conflict developing before Customs and Border ...more »

Kinder Morgan sees drop in Jones Act rates
TradeWinds (subscription)April 20, 2017

Kinder Morgan renewed charters for its Jones Act tanker fleet, but it took a haircut on rates. The company's American Petroleum Tankers' subsidiary has a fleet of 12 medium-range (MR) tankers eligible for US cabotage trade. Four newbuildings are to be ...more »

Jones Act Battles, Administrative Appointees on the Move, and Combative Hearings Shape the Landscape
Lexology (registration)April 20, 2017

This edition of the Cozen O'Connor Maritime and Infrastructure Federal Update discusses (i) the Jones Act conflict developing before Customs and Border Protection with respect to the use of foreign flag vessels to perform work on the U.S. Outer ...more »

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