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August 3, 2017

Ship Mortgage

As the shipping sector continues to grow, more and more companies will offer shipping services. While large, established shipping companies may be able to buy large […]
July 6, 2017

Letter of Credit

The internet made the world smaller in many ways. That is to say, the internet bridged societies and cultures that previously had little or no contact. […]
June 29, 2017

The Jones Act: Pro and Con

The Jones Act is a controversial maritime topic. Conceived in the 1920s to protect U.S. Merchant Marines, the Jones Act regulates the shipping of goods between […]
April 14, 2017

Himalaya Clause

In many ways, maritime shipping can parallel a construction project. Companies or individuals looking to ship products across the ocean hire a carrier that is in […]
December 9, 2016

Shipping in Maritime Law

Shipping is important to the world’s economy. Raw materials such as coal, iron ore, oil, and grain are shipped across the world’s navigable waters. Raw materials […]
November 25, 2016

Maritime Insurance

For centuries, man has shipped goods from place to place overseas. At the same time, the shipment of goods by sea has always been subject to […]
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, […]