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Wishful Thinking From Across the Pond
European Shipowners Pursue Softening of the Jones Act

Posted to Global Maritime Analysis with Joseph Keefe by Joseph Keefe on 8/6/2014 11:52:09 AM | with 0 comments


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The Landing Pass Extension Act of 2014 (HR 5080)
A Bill Introduced by Blake Farenthold (R - TX) to amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to extend the period of time for which a conditional permit to land temporarily may be granted to an alien crewman. But, even if passed, the passage of this bill does little until U.S. ports and immigration personnel ease the restrictions on even a few hours of crew liberty.

Posted to Global Maritime Analysis with Joseph Keefe by Joseph Keefe on 8/14/2014 4:26:10 PM | with 0 comments


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Pilot to Co-Pilot: “We’re going down!”
Cruise interests in Sunshine State petition to cut pilotage charges for cruise vessels. The impact to other stakeholders, if the petition is upheld, is unknown. The move, if approved, has national implications.

Posted to Global Maritime Analysis with Joseph Keefe by Joseph Keefe on 8/21/2014 7:44:29 AM | with 0 comments