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by | May 13, 2021

On Friday, May 7, the Colonial Pipeline had to stop operations to contain the effects of a cyberattack. The pipeline, which stretches from the Gulf Coast to the Northeast, can deliver 2.5 million barrels per day and is one of…

by | May 7, 2018

Thanks to the actions of the mayor of a tiny town in the Aleutian islands and a protectionist shipping law from the 1920s, American-built fishing trawler America’s Finest will not be hiring any American fishermen. Fishermen’s Finest, an American fishing…

by | Oct 12, 2017

A recent op-ed in the Federalist written by Greg Jose raises significant questions about whose interests representatives of the domestic shipping industry are primarily concerned. When Jose argues that the Jones Act should be kept around, is it because he…

by | Aug 18, 2017

Rep. Duncan Hunter, R — San Diego, once spent $600 of campaign money on a plane ticket for his cat. So you wouldn’t expect Hunter to see the problem with a law that forces ranchers in Hawaii to charter a…

by | Aug 10, 2017

Imagine, for a moment, that there was a law that required goods moved between two American ports be transported on American ships that were built within the United States. Not a restriction on what ships could transport goods from a…

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