>Virginia Judge Rules Matson Ship May Continue to Operate in Jones Act Service

>A Matson ship that received major work at a Chinese shipyard may continue to operate in Jones Act service, the U.S. District Court for Eastern Virginia ruled. The court turned back a complaint by the Shipbuilders Council of America and Pasha Hawaii Transport Lines that the work done in China on the Matson ship Mokihana exceeded Coast Guard regulations for determining the extent of foreign modification that’s permitted under the Jones Act. Full story.