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Why the Jones Act is still crazy after all these years

Senator Wesley Jones’ US Merchant Marine Act was adopted by Congress in June 1920 to tackle issues from the 19th century. The decline of the US merchant fleet shows it’s no longer fit for purpose

The Jones Act is deeply embedded in American society but the drivers behind this protectionist legislation have changed, CMA Shipping 2019 has been told. Whatever the national security implications, the US merchant marine needs the legislation to be revisited

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