US extends Jones Act waiver by at least another week to help with hurricane-hit fuel supply chain

US extends Jones Act waiver by at least another week to help with hurricane-hit fuel supply chain

US authorities on Wednesday extended a waiver to Jones Act regulations related to the effects of the two major hurricanes of the past few weeks.

The original waiver from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) was issued on September 8 and was intended for one week.

Now the new extension is effective until September 22, meaning covered cargo loaded on that date is covered by the exemption, but not cargo that is loaded after that date.

Under the first waiver, shippers were allowed to use non-Jones Act-compliant vessels to help ease disruptions to the fuel supply in areas affected by Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Harvey.

Donal Scully

With 28 years experience writing and editing for newspapers in the UK and Hong Kong, Donal is now based in California from where he covers the Americas for Splash as well as ensuring the site is loaded through the Western Hemisphere timezone.

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