gCaptain Maritime & Offshore News | AMP: Don’t Blame the Jones Act for New Jersey Salt Shortage, Blame the State!: "The Jones Act once again came under attack this week after it was unfairly blamed for a New Jersey salt shortage by state officials and the mainstream media.
The Jones Act, more formerly known as the Merchant Marine Act of 1920, requires that goods shipped between U.S. ports be transported on ships that are U.S.-owned, built and crewed. Under certain circumstances however, the U.S. Maritime Administration is allowed to grant waivers on a case-by-case basis that allows vessels not qualified under the Jones Act to transport goods between U.S. ports.
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Now, in an attempt to set the record straight, the American Maritime Partnership, a trade association representing the U.S. domestic maritime industry, has released the following FAQ explaining what exactly did (and did not) cause New Jersey’s salt shortage."
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