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Coalition Calls Out ‘Unlawful Jones Act Waiver’

From the American Maritime Partnership, to which the MTD is affiliated: AMP Letter to Sec. Mayorkas Regarding Unlawful Jones Act Waiver WASHINGTON – The American Maritime Partnership (AMP), the voice of the domestic maritime industry, today sent a letter to Secretary of … Continue reading


AMP Statement on Jones Act Waiver

The American Maritime Partnership (AMP) issued both of the following news releases on September 28: The first is a statement from AMP President Ku’uhaku Park on the recent Jones Act waiver, and the second is a fact sheet on the … Continue reading


Congresswoman González Colón: ‘No Diesel Supply Crisis’

Editor’s note: Puerto Rico Resident Commissioner Jenniffer González Colón has issued the following statement. She refers in part to a foreign-flag tanker and an improperly requested Jones Act waiver. Expressions of the resident commissioner, Jenniffer González Colón September 27, 2022 … Continue reading


PMCs & AFFILIATES GEAR UP TO AID PUERTO RICO WHILE JONES ACT OPPONENTS AGAIN ATTACK VITAL LAW

It didn’t take long. Even before Hurricane Fiona had cleared the Caribbean Basin, opponents of the Jones Act thought the time was right to attack the nation’s freight cabotage law. However, the MTD, its affiliates and its Port Maritime Councils … Continue reading


PORT COUNCILS ACTIVE OVER LABOR DAY WEEKEND

From the Great Lakes to the Pacific Ocean, Port Maritime Councils celebrated a return to some normalcy following the covid pandemic with Labor Day activities. More than 60 union members, family and friends participated in the Toledo Port Maritime Council’s … Continue reading


Baseball Union Affiliates with AFL-CIO

From the AFL-CIO, to which the MTD is an affiliated department: MLBPA joins AFL-CIO with goal of helping strengthen labor movement The Major League Baseball Players Association announced that it is formally affiliating with the AFL-CIO with a goal of … Continue reading


US-FLAG STALWART, ALBERT HERBERGER, PASSES AWAY AT 91

The U.S.-flag maritime industry lost a true and devoted friend when retired Vice Admiral Albert Herberger (USN) passed away August 26. He was 91 years old. “Admiral Herberger was more than a friend,” recalled MTD President Michael Sacco. “He was … Continue reading


NEW STUDY RECONFIRMS JONES ACT BENEFITS FOR PUERTO RICO

A recently issued report reconfirms what the MTD has been saying for years – Jones Act shipping provides a substantial economic benefit for the commonwealth of Puerto Rico. Conducted by Ernst & Young for the Transportation Institute, the three-year study … Continue reading




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