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Trump Waves Jones Act For Puerto Rico

September 29, 2017

President Donald J. Trump has issued a 10-day waiver on the Jones Act for Puerto Rico relief efforts. The 1920 maritime law prohibits foreign-flagged ships from transporting goods from one U.S. port to another U.S. port. After being devastated by both Hurricanes Irma and Maria, the U.S. island territory is in terrible shape. The Port of San Juan, pictured below, is open and functioning. However, some 9,500 cargo containers are piling up due to several problems. Aside from many roads still being blocked or damaged, only one-fifth of truck drivers in Puerto Rico have returned to work. In addition, diesel fuel is in short supply, making delivering supplies difficult.

 

 

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