Executive Briefings

Challenges in Shipping to Jones Act Markets

The Jones Act mandates that only U.S.-flagged vessels can be used to ship American goods to Alaska, Guam, Hawaii and Puerto Rico, which limits the number of players serving those isolated markets. Other challenges include weather and distance, says Dan Datz, transportation consultant at American Fast Freight. [Run Time (Min.): 9:19]

The Jones Act mandates that only U.S.-flagged vessels can be used to ship American goods to Alaska, Guam, Hawaii and Puerto Rico, which limits the number of players serving those isolated markets. Other challenges include weather and distance, says Dan Datz, transportation consultant at American Fast Freight. [Run Time (Min.): 9:19]