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FY23 Defense Authorization Bill Makes Changes to Address "Novel and Problematic" Jones Act Waivers

USA - January 5 2023 When Congress enacted H.R.7776, the James M. Inhofe National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2023 (FY23 NDAA), it included several…

Mark Ruge, Elle M. Stuart

Federal maritime commission seeking comment on new rulemaking regarding prohibition against ocean common carrier refusal to Negotiate on vessel space accommodations

USA - November 16 2022 In response to supply chain disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, on 16 June 2022, the U.S. Congress enacted the Ocean Shipping Reform Act of…

John L. Longstreth, Michael F. Scanlon, Elle M. Stuart

Spotlight on the International Maritime Sector as the Biden Administration Looks to Address Competition Activities

USA - July 14 2021 On 9 July 2021 the Biden Administration released an Executive Order (EO) on promoting competition in the American economy. The latest White House…

Brody Garland, John L. Longstreth, Michael F. Scanlon, Elle M. Stuart

Shipping Emissions Remain a Focus of Reintroduced House Bill

USA - June 14 2021 In honor of World Oceans Day, House Natural Resources Committee Chair Raúl Grijalva (D-AZ) reintroduced legislation aimed at addressing the ocean…

Brody Garland, J. Timothy Hobbs, Mark Ruge, Ankur K. Tohan

Coast Guard Subcommittee Talks Decarbonization

USA - April 16 2021 Mitigating the negative effects of climate change has been a signature issue of the Biden Administration, and if Thursday morning’s hearing on the…

Brody Garland, Mark Ruge, Elle M. Stuart