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Offshore wind encourages Americans to build their own installation vessels

More new offshore wind farms may be on the way in the US, but that does not necessarily mean that the Jones Act, which hinders European players from carrying out installations on non-US vessels, will be done away with. Instead, there are indicators that US yards will build the necessary vessels themselves, says a US offshore wind researcher.

Trump suspends Jones Act for Puerto Rico

The US has decided to, after all, allow foreign vessels to and from Puerto Rico. Donald Trump's spokeswoman says on Twitter that the President has opted to suspend the Jones Act in Puerto Rico.

Dockworkers block automation of vehicles in West Coast ports

The powerful US dockworker union ILWU has succeeded in slowing the development towards automation in Los Angeles and Long Beach. A new law holds that environmentally-friendly vehicles in the ports must not be fully automated or remote controlled in order to secure subsidies.

US suspends Jones Act in wake of two hurricanes

A fear of lacking oil and oil product supplies in hurricane-stricken areas has prompted the Trump Administration to temporarily allow vessels sailing under foreign flags to operate in US waters.

Maersk and the US shipping lobby under pressure

The food industry, shipping, and the NGOs - in popular terms, the Iron Triangle - have for decades enjoyed a special status when sending aid from the US, which benefits carriers such as Maersk. But the Triangle is facing tough political pressure. ShippingWatch has looked into a troublesome alliance.

Trump's toughest critic challenges the Jones Act

The fight against the almost 100-year-old Jones Act, a thorn in the eye of European carriers in particular, has rekindled after Republican Senator John McCain, one of Trump's most ardent critics, is now trying to break from the controversial legislation. ShippingWatch takes a look at a sensitive subject.

CMA CGM sells majority of stake in Los Angeles terminal

The French carrier has agreed to sell close to its entire stake in a container terminal in Los Angeles which it took over as part of the acquisition of Neptune Orient Lines. The money from the sale will be used to repay debt, informs CMA CGM.

US shale sends global oil output soaring

Global oil production grew 1.25 million barrels per day in May 2017 compared to the same period last year. US shale oil producers in particular contributed to the increase, notes IEA in its latest monthly report.

Nordic shipowners: Trump's US exit may jeopardize IMO efforts

The Norwegian Shipowners' Association describes Trump's exit from the Paris Climate Accord as extremely bad news for shipping. Danish Shipping also eyes risks: This could be an excuse for opponents to work harder to halt IMO efforts, says the organisation.

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