AFL-CIO to Senators: Jones Act not the problem in Puerto Rico

OCTOBER 13, 2017 — The AFL-CIO has written U.S. senators today saying that the Jones Act has “in no way impeded Puerto Rico’s recovery” in the wake of Hurricane Maria, noting that

VIDEO: Crowley continues round-the-clock Puerto Rico response

OCTOBER 12, 2017 — With employees working around the clock and its vessels calling the Port of San Juan almost daily, Jones Act operator Crowley Maritime Corp. had, as of the end

Productivity rising at San Juan terminal, says TOTE Maritime

OCTOBER 11, 2017—Jones Act shipping line TOTE Maritime, Jacksonville, FL, reports that overall productivity at the terminal in the Port of San Juan, Puerto Rico, is on the rise, with more containers

USNS Comfort provides much-needed medical care to Puerto Rico

OCTOBER 11, 2017—With its electrical grid wiped out by Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico will have to rely on generators to produce power for its homes, businesses, nursing homes, and hospitals for months.

Navy hospital ship gets to work in Puerto Rico

OCTOBER 6, 2017—The 894-ft hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) arrived in San Juan, Puerto Rico, on October 3 to help assist in the island’s emergency medical needs and went right to

DHS won’t extend unnecessary Jones Act waiver

OCTOBER 6, 2017 — The Department of Homeland Security will not extend the 10 day waiver of the Jones Act for Puerto Rico that it issued on September 28. “”We believe that

Foss vessels to support FEMA relief efforts

OCTOBER 4, 2017 – Foss Maritime Company has contracted with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to support the relief and rebuilding efforts in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands following

McCain calls for Jones Act waiver for Puerto Rico

SEPTEMBER 26, 2017 — Problems with shoreside distribution rather than any shortage of Jones Act vessels are proving to be the major obstacle to getting relief cargoes to Puerto Rico where they

Food and emergency aid arriving in Puerto Rico

SEPTEMBER 23, 2017—Food and aid cargo are already arriving at Crowley Maritime Corporation’s Isla Grande terminal in San Juan, Puerto Rico, following the devastation of Hurricane Maria. Hurricane Maria, one of the