Tag Archives: Mark Buzby

TRANSCOM Running Largest Ready Reserve Force Stress Test Since 2003

TRANSCOM Running Largest Ready Reserve Force Stress Test Since 2003

RRF vessel SS Cornhusker State off the coast of Haiti, February 2010. MARAD Photo

This post was updated to properly identify the Ready Reserve Force. An earlier version included an incorrect title of the force.

THE PENTAGON — U.S. Transportation Command started the largest turbo activation of the Ready Reserve Force since 2003 to stress-test the military’s ability to quickly deploy the cargo ships required for a massive troop movement.

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Jones Act Not The Cause Of Higher Shipping Costs Supporters Say

Jones Act Not The Cause Of Higher Shipping Costs Supporters Say

A crew member of the Coast Guard Cutter Mackinaw keeps a lookout before the ship’s departure for icebreaking operations on Whitefish Bay and Lake Superior ahead of the opening of the Sault Ste. Marie Locks March 25th, the start of this year’s shipping season. U.S. Coast Guard photo.

The Maritime Administration’s top official challenged critics of the Jones Act to prove the law’s requirement for having American-made ships with American crews is the “source of all evil” causing prices to increase for goods, minerals and food shipped by sea or inland waterways.

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Keeping Up With the Jones Act

Keeping Up With the Jones Act

World War II Merchant Marine recruiting poster.

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. Read More