Strong Jones Act, Strong Texas

This opinion piece originally appeared on Greater Houston Port Bureau’s website on July 22, 2022.  By Jennifer Carpenter. In June, we celebrate the anniversary of enactment of the Jones Act, the federal law requiring that vessels moving cargo between U.S. ports be American-owned, American-built, American-crewed. As the foundational law of American maritime, the Jones Act is […]

Cato Says The Darndest Things About The Jones Act…

This opinion piece originally appeared in Medium on July 22, 2022.  By John D. McCown. Art Linkletter’s refrain on the mindless yet comical comments made by kids kept reverberating with me after reading something a few days ago in my email inbox. The object of my amusement was the July Jones Act Gazette from Cato […]

General Assembly’s Jones Act resolution supports maritime industry

This opinion piece originally appeared in The Daily Memphian on June 29, 2022.  By George Leavell. June marks the anniversary of the Jones Act, a critical maritime law requiring any vessel delivering cargo between U.S. ports must be owned and crewed by Americans and built in the United States. That makes this an especially significant […]

Why it Matters: WSJ Editorial “The Jones Act Strikes Again”

True to form, the WSJ has published another confused editorial that seeks to divert and distort the facts regarding the Colonial Pipeline cyber-attack towards a premature waiver of the Jones Act. The American Maritime Partnership (AMP), the voice of the domestic maritime industry, today released the following statement regarding the Biden Administration’s issuance of a […]

Jones Act 101: Why the Jones Act Matters

The Jones Act is also critical to our country’s economic security.  The 40,000 Jones Act vessels operating in the domestic trades support nearly 650,000 American jobs and $150 billion in annual economic impact.  An impressive five indirect jobs are created for every one direct maritime job, which results in more than $41 billion in labor […]