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August 25, 2017

Federal Ship Financing

Per the Merchant Marine Act, better known as the Jones Act, the United States government sought to increase the use of U.S. waterways and U.S. ports. […]
January 6, 2017

Cargo Disputes

Over 90% of global trade is shipped via the sea. Tank vessels carry crude oil and refined petroleum to fuel cars, power plants, and aircraft. Container […]
November 11, 2016

Antitrust Issues

Commercial shipping by common carriers has a framework of government economic laws and regulations. This framework is important to both the ocean carriers and to shippers […]
October 28, 2016

Barebones Charter Considerations

Various financial institutions, including banks, usually own a vessel and lease it under a bareboat charter to an entity that operates the vessel. A bareboat charter, […]
August 12, 2016

Discrepancies in Maritime Injury Claims

A recent maritime case punctuated the discrepancy in maritime injury claims regarding when the statute of limitations starts to run. If you are hurt in a […]
July 30, 2016

Brief History of the Jones Act

The Jones Act, which set forth cabotage (coastal trade between ports) regulations, was passed as Section 27 of the Merchant Marine Act of 1920. Named for […]
June 10, 2016

Jones Act Consequences

The Jones Act (the Merchant Marine Act of 1920) requires that all vessels carrying cargo or passengers for hire must be built in the United States, […]
March 11, 2016

Injury On Deck: The Everyday Hazards Faced by Deck Hands

Deck hands face injuries every single day. Although the maritime industry is known for the large amount of employment opportunities it provides in Texas, there are […]
November 20, 2015

Five Must-Know Facts About the Jones Act

If you are a maritime worker, then it is important that you familiarize yourself with the Jones Act. This act can help to protect your rights […]
October 30, 2015

The Two Laws that Protect the Families of Maritime Workers Lost in El Faro Cargo Ship Accident

Family members of the victims who were lost at sea when the El Faro cargo ship disappeared during Hurricane Joaquin in late September 2015 have filed […]