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Topic review - Jones Act Question
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  Post subject:  Re: Jones Act Question  Reply with quote
Did the ships operating for Fednav Lakes Services carry only military cargoes or did they also carry commercial loads?
Post Posted: December 23, 2017, 7:25 pm
  Post subject:  Re: Jones Act Question  Reply with quote
Any ship can be brought under the U.S. flag provided the proper duties are paid; however, as they were not built in a U.S. yard they could not trade between two U.S. ports; they had to load in the U.S. and discharge in a foreign country or vice versa. Companies do this to capture U.S. military cargo that is required to be on U.S. flagged and crewed ships.

For example, right now both Hapag-Lloyd and Maersk operate ships on U.S. flag container trades that were built overseas. See Philadelphia Express and Maersk Pittsburgh for examples.
Post Posted: October 3, 2017, 12:50 pm
  Post subject:  Jones Act Question  Reply with quote
During the mid-1980s, the Federal Lakes and Federal Seaway operated in the Seaway for a U.S. subsidiary of the Fednav group. Did these ships operate under the U.S. flag and if they did, how were they allowed to do so after being constructed in a Canadian shipyard (Port Weller)?
Post Posted: October 3, 2017, 12:24 pm

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