No requests to waive Jones Act in wake of Colonial Pipeline shutdown, U.S. says By Reuters
© Reuters. A truck passes holding tanks at Colonial Pipeline’s Linden Junction Tank Farm in Woodbridge, New Jersey, U.S., Could 10, 2021. REUTERS/Hussein Waaile
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. authorities has not acquired any requests to waive the Jones Act in response to the shutdown since Friday of the Colonial Pipeline resulting from a ransomware assault, a spokesman for the U.S. Customs and Border Safety mentioned on Monday.
Washington has solely hardly ever waived the Jones Act to assist relieve gas provide constraints. The Jones Act requires items moved between U.S. ports to be carried by ships constructed domestically and staffed by U.S. crews.
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