Keeping up with the Jones Act


In the last several weeks, the Jones Act has drawn headlines over how it has shaped the U.S. and worldwide shipping industry. After almost 100 years as a part of federal law, there’s much misunderstanding as to what the law actually does.

In her timely article, Dana discusses what the Jones Act is, why the United States passed it, whether the Jones Act can be waived, and whether it is indeed “successful.”

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“Keeping up with the Jones Act,” by Dana S. Merkel was published in USNI News on June 4, 2019.