JonesAct

returning to The jones act: an updated insight

Presented by stephen c. hanemann, esq.

Tuesday, July 30, 2019
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

$5 FOR ADULTS (12 AND UP) | FREE FOR MEMBERS, ACTIVE MILITARY, VETERANS & CHILDREN UNDER 12 | REGISTRATION REQUIRED

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Hanemann returns to HMM to discuss updates and answer questions on the Jones Act. The Jones Act dates back to the Merchant Marine Act of 1920, which was largely intended to buffer the WWI’s shockwave to international trade and preserve the U.S. shipping industry. Effected into law on June 5, 1920, Section 27 of the Merchant Marine Act, commonly referred to as the Jones Act, established coastwise-trade parameters for domestic cabotage: the transportation of merchandise or passengers between two U.S. points. Surviving revisions, recodification, and attempted repeal, the Jones Act has become the subject of fierce controversy. This retrospective will provide insight and timely commentary regarding the coastwise law’s application, enforcement, and future viability.

Stephen C. Hanemann, Esq., is a partner in the New Orleans office of Kean Miller LLP.  His career and passion both maintain deep roots in the maritime and shipping industry. Hanemann’s practice focuses on domestic and international trade, which requires an extensive understanding of both the Jones Act and international-cabotage regulations. He works with and provides essential elements of legal and operational support to vessel owners, exploration companies, and pipeline constructors. His professional engagements have spanned the entire U.S. coastline and to many overseas trade zones.

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