Why Can’t I Catch a Break on Shipments to Hawaii?

   The Port of Honolulu. Can you find the ship in the harbor?

The Port of Honolulu. Can you find the ship in the harbor?

Because “The Jones Act” fosters lack of competition and one-way trade.

This arcane law requires that waterborne shipments between two points within the United States be carried by vessels that are made in America and crewed by Americans. This protectionist bill, officially known as “The Merchant Marine Act of 1920”, was intended to protect American ship builders, but its major impact has been to make EVERYTHING in Hawaii much more expensive! Unlike competitive sea lanes worldwide, Hawaii has only two USA-flagged carriers, and since ships head back to the Mainland almost empty, the full costs must be absorbed by shippers to Hawaii. The law also affects Puerto Rico and Alaska.

Good news: JMC’s expert project managers have decades of experience managing FF&E projects in Hawaii. Yes, it’s more complex, but that’s what we’re here for – to deliver on your promise!

For more info:
http://www.grassrootinstitute.org/2017/04/the-jones-act-in-perspective/

Coming up next: Damaged Freight Claims - how to prevent them when you can and resolve them when they occur...

Thank you, Becca!

 Tomorrow is the last day for our Manager of Pricing and Marketing, Becca Huehlefeld. She started at JMC as a college intern, and five years later, is incredibly thorough and capable at her job. We wish her all the best in her new journey. Our current Senior Project Manager, Alex Wells, will be taking over Becca's position. Alex' eleven years' experience in freight has prepared her amply for her new duties. We are looking forward to the changes in store!

Tomorrow is the last day for our Manager of Pricing and Marketing, Becca Huehlefeld. She started at JMC as a college intern, and five years later, is incredibly thorough and capable at her job. We wish her all the best in her new journey. Our current Senior Project Manager, Alex Wells, will be taking over Becca's position. Alex' eleven years' experience in freight has prepared her amply for her new duties. We are looking forward to the changes in store!

Port Update

Please be advised that West Coast ports continue to be congested and East Coast ports are facing delays on release of containers. With weather problems and trucking shortages, we advise you to prepare ahead and be flexible.

JMC Project Managers are closely monitoring shipments with the Carriers and will provide real time updates through to day of delivery.

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