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December 22, 2017

Jones Act and Puerto Rico, Part II

A 2014 study by accounting giant Price Waterhouse Coopers stated that in Louisiana there are approximately 55,840 maritime jobs that contribute over $11.3 billion annually to […]
December 16, 2017

Jones Act and Puerto Rico

A Bloomberg Report states how the Jones Act is hurting Puerto Rico economically and needs to be changed. Currently, Puerto Rico, in the aftermath of Hurricane […]
October 13, 2017

Injured Seamen

Accidents happen. When they do, laws are in place to provide coverage to the injured party, provided that the injured party satisfies the legal criteria of […]
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, […]