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Customs invites reports of Jones Act violations
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • November 18 2014

The United States restricts its domestic maritime trade to qualified U.S.-flag vessels under what is generally referred to as the "Jones Act."


U.S. government issues dynamic positioning (DP) system failure alert
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • May 28 2014

On May 20, 2014, the U.S. Coast Guard and Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) issued a joint alert prompted by a recent failure of


Administration issues statement opposing house coast guard bill
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • April 18 2014

On April 17, 2014, the Department of Homeland Security issued a statement broadly opposing the Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Act of 2014, H


Vessel repair duty application for relief denied on procedural grounds
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • July 15 2014

On July 10, 2014, the Court of International Trade dismissed for lack of subject matter jurisdiction the complaint of Puerto Rico Towing & Barge


U.S. Maritime Administration issues draft Marine highway environmental guidance
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • July 15 2014

Congress directed the U.S. Maritime Administration (MARAD) to pursue a Marine Highway Program in the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 and


Senator McCain seeks to amend the Jones Act
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • January 16 2015

On January 13, 2015, Senator John McCain of Arizona filed a proposed amendment to draft legislation that would authorize the Keystone XL pipeline


Customs narrows Jones Act fuel blending guidance
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • August 25 2014

U.S. coastwise laws, commonly referred to as the "Jones Act," restrict the transportation of merchandise by water between two U.S. points to


Federal Ship Financing Program shifts focus, environmental policy and cargo preference at issue
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • April 23 2015

The U.S. Maritime Administration issued two policy notices on April 22, 2015, shifting the focus of its Title XI Federal Ship Financing Program on


U.S. deepwater port guidance issued, MARAD establishes final policy
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • May 11 2015

On May 7, 2015, the U.S. Maritime Administration issued its final policy on the processing of applications for offshore or deepwater port facilities


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