The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced a major policy change regarding the Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC).
The largest fine ever imposed for a Jones Act violation was upheld by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) against Escopeta Oil
The Jones Act is under attack again, with a Guam politician sponsoring legislation that seeks to dilute the cabotage statute after Senator John McCain (R-Arizona) failed in a new bid to get the law abolished last month.
On March 13, the AFL-CIO Executive Council ?voted proudly and enthusiastically? to endorse President Barack Obama for a second term.
The Jones Act is under stronger assault now than ever before. Foreign and homegrown interests have unleashed arrows in the direction of the U.S. Congress, demanding it to let foreign-flag ships in on your coastwise operations.
The Italian-flag cruise ship Costa Concordia ran aground on the island of Giglio in the Tyrrenian Sea on Friday, January 13, nine miles off Italy?s Tuscan coast ? capsizing and beginning to sink.
On December 1, Alexander & Baldwin, the Hawai?i-based land company with interests in real estate development, commercial real estate and agriculture, announced it will spin-off its wholly owned subsidiary?Matson Navigation Company.
Tasked by Congress over a year ago to produce a report identifying ways to boost American-flag shipping, the Maritime Administration has issued a report, written by Price Waterhouse Coopers, that does the opposite.
Legislation was introduced in the House of Representatives on October 14, that would require MarAd to publish the availability of U.S.-flag, U.S.-built, U.S-crewed (Jones Act) vessels when another federal agency asks to use non-U.S.-flag vessels.
Notwithstanding the availability of U.S.-flag, Jones Act-qualified tonnage, the Maritime Administration recently issued a series of non-availability rulings that have resulted in more than 45 waivers of the Jones Act.