Transportation

Organizaciones unen esfuerzos contra leyes de cabotaje

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Organizaciones unen esfuerzos contra leyes de cabotaje En septiembre convocarán al pueblo a manifestaciones en los puertos de San Juan, Ponce y Mayagüez 22 de agosto de 2015 http://www.elnuevodia.com/noticias/locales/nota/organizacionesunenesfuerzoscontraleyesdecabotaje-2089844/ Por Cristina del Mar Quiles Organizaciones unen esfuerzos contra leyes de cabotaje. (horizontal-x3) Líderes de varias organizaciones sindicales participaron de la reunión. (Vanessa Serra Diaz) Miembros […]

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Is this 1917 law suffocating Puerto Rico’s economy?

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Is this 1917 law suffocating Puerto Rico’s economy? BY Chris Bury http://www.pbs.org/newshour/making-sense/jones-act-holding-puerto-rico-back-debt-crisis/ August 13, 2015 The Jones Act, which requires everybody in Puerto Rico to buy goods from an American-made ship with an American crew, limits business owners and jacks up prices. Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images Puerto Rico is in an interesting predicament. Deep […]

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Keeping Up With the Jones (Act)

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Keeping Up With the Jones (Act) byJoseph Keefe – Joseph Keefe is the lead commentator of MaritimeProfessional.com. Additionally, he is Editor of both Maritime Professional and MarineNews print magazines. He can be reached at jkeefe@maritimeprofessional.com or at Keefe@marinelink.com. MaritimeProfessional.com is the largest business networking site devoted to the marine industry. Each day thousands of industry […]

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Puerto Rico pushes for end to Jones Act in debt restructuring plan

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Puerto Rico pushes for end to Jones Act in debt restructuring plan John Gallagher http://www.joc.com/maritime-news/short-sea-shipping/puerto-rico-pushes-end-jones-act-debt-restructuring-plan_20150915.html Sep 15, 2015          The U.S. Congress would no longer require U.S.-flag vessels to move goods between the mainland and Puerto Rico under a five-year debt restructuring plan proposed Wednesday by Puerto Rican Gov. Alejandro Garcia Padilla.   The release […]

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TTIP Negotiators Get a View of US Political Standpoint on Restriction of Freight Trade and Shipping

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TTIP Negotiators Get a View of US Political Standpoint on Restriction of Freight Trade and Shipping  Jones Act Speech Illustrates Entrenched Attitude Endemic in Vested Interests http://www.handyshippingguide.com/shipping-news/ttip-negotiators-get-a-view-of-us-political-standpoint-on-restriction-of-freight-trade-and-shipping_6668 Sept 17, 2015   US – EUROPE – Those in the European Commission charged with negotiating the oft talked about Transatlantic Trade Investment Partnership (TTIP) should perhaps be […]

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U.S. Maritime Industry Stakeholders Rally Behind ‘Strong’ Jones Act

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U.S. Maritime Industry Stakeholders Rally Behind ‘Strong’ Jones Act by Mike Schuler http://gcaptain.com/u-s-maritime-industry-stakeholders-rally-behind-strong-jones-act/#.VftgXZdy5CA Sept 17, 2015   A number of U.S. maritime industry stakeholders rallied together in a strong show of support for the Jones Act during an industry event in New York on Wednesday, sending a clear message to opponents that any attempt repeal […]

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Hawaii Shippers Council expects Hawaii Legislature to discuss Jones Act reform next year

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Hawaii Shippers Council expects Hawaii Legislature to discuss Jones Act reform next year Kathleen Gallagher Reporter Pacific Business News http://www.bizjournals.com/pacific/news/2015/12/02/hawaii-shippers-council-expects-hawaii-legislature.html Dec 2, 2015   Hawaii Shippers Council is hopeful that a new resolution to reform the Jones Act will be introduced into Hawaii state Legislature in the new session. If passed, the resolution would help […]

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Century-old law hurts our modern economy

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Century-old law hurts our modern economy Antiquated requirement not needed, costs the nation up to ‘$200 million’ annually By Glenn Hegar http://www.houstonchronicle.com/opinion/outlook/article/Century-old-law-hurts-our-modern-economy-6671189.php December 2, 2015   If I were to tell you that a federal requirement is making life difficult for America’s petroleum and petrochemical industries – well, given the current administration, you probably wouldn’t be […]

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Panama: A Growing Transshipment Opportunity

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Panama:  A Growing Transshipment Opportunity http://www.ajot.com/blogs/full/blog-panama-a-growing-transshipment-opportunity 13 October 2015   For more than 100 years, the Panama Canal has served the world’s maritime trade industry—shortening time and distance between producers and consumers. Panama’s leadership in transportation dates as far back as the 16th century, when gold, silver and precious metals mined from Peru were consolidated […]

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Nicaraguan official in D.C. to justify massive canal project

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Nicaraguan official in D.C. to justify massive canal project Written by Larry Luxner http://newsismybusiness.com/nicaraguan-official-justify/ October 8, 2015 Puente de las Américas bridge spans 60.3 meters over the Pacific entrance to the Panama Canal, which Nicaragua hopes to compete against with its own transoceanic waterway.

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