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Customs Issues Jones Act Vessel Definition & “Any Part” of Transportation Rulings
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • April 22 2016

Customs and Border Protection (CBP) issued two rulings on April 13, 2016, clarifying the application of the U.S. Jones Act to a power plant barge and


Coast Guard rejects industry petition to change Jones Act vessel rebuilding regulations
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • March 20 2012

U.S.-flag vessels eligible for the U.S. coastwise (Jones Act) trade cannot be "rebuilt" outside the United States without losing permanently their Jones Act eligibility. Existing Coast Guard regulations on what constitutes "rebuilt" date from 1996


Greek shipping company sentenced to $2 million fine for MARPOL violations and cover-up
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • March 27 2012

On March 27, 2012, the U.S. District Court in New Orleans sentenced Ilios Shipping Company S.A. to a monetary penalty of $2 million in accordance with a plea agreement, for failing to maintain an oil record book, obstruction of justice, and submitting false documents to the Coast Guard


Court dismisses ro-ro class action as preempted by Shipping Act
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • August 28 2015

On August 28, 2015, the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey dismissed the consolidated class action complaint filed on behalf


U.S. government denies New Jersey Jones Act waiver request
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • February 26 2014

It has been reported that the State of New Jersey's February 13, 2014 request for a waiver of the requirement to transport merchandise in the U.S


LNG export U.S.-flag requirement defeated in Congress
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • January 29 2015

On January 28, 2015, the U.S. House of Representatives rejected an amendment offered by Rep. John Garamendi from California to require that U.S. LNG


New Jersey passes vehicle data recorder privacy law
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • May 27 2015

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie recently signed into law restrictions regarding access to vehicle recording devices installed by vehicle manufacturers


New Jersey’s quest for a Jones Act waiver
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • February 20 2014

It has been reported that the State of New Jersey requested on February 13, 2014 a waiver of the requirement to transport merchandise in the U.S


Coast guard clarifies U.S.-build Jones Act requirement for work platforms
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • April 30 2013

For a vessel to qualify to operate in the U.S. coastwise trade (Jones Act) it must be built in the United States which means that all major


U.S. Congress passes coast guard authorization legislation
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • December 13 2012

On December 12, 2012, the U.S. Senate passed by voice vote the Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Act of 2012 (H.R. 2838) previously passed by the U.S. House of Representatives on December 5, 2012