West Coast Sailors

February 2015

Senator McCain’s attempt to gut the Jones Act turned into an exercise in futility as his amendment to the Keystone XL Pipeline bill was never brought up on the Senate floor for a vote prior to the final vote on the pipeline on January 29. The Arizona Republican’s amendment would have repealed the provision of the Jones Act.

January 2015

Senator John McCain (R-AZ) introduced an amendment to the Keystone XL Pipeline Bill that would repeal the provision of the Jones Act that requires vessels trading domestically be built in the United States.

December 2014

SUP-contracted American President Lines got a boost this month when Maersk Line announced it was terminating its four-ship, U.S.-flag, TransPacific service in January.

November 2014

Matson, Inc. and Horizon Lines, Inc. announced on November 11, that Matson and Horizon have entered into a definitive "merger" agreement.

October 2014

"Our very first Congress singled out the domestic U.S. Merchant Marine as essential to our economy and national defense..."

September 2014

On September 10, the House Transportation & Infrastructure's Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Marine Transportation held a fact finding hearing on the "status of the merchant marine".

August 2014

SUP-contracted Matson containership Manukai pulled off a difficult and daring rescue of three yachtsmen whose vessel was floundering in heavy seas while enroute to Honolulu

July 2014

Crucial maritime programs and policies have been placed in crosshairs in Congress.

June 2014

Two Senators introduced legislation to scuttle the Food for Peace program, despite the passage of the Farm Bill.

May 2014

The Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Subcommittee of the House of Representatives Appropriations Committee on May 6, cut $20 million from the MSP.

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