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The Jones Act: Navigating Efficient Solutions


The Jones Act is a federal legislation intended to provide for the promotion and maintenance of the American merchant marine.

Also referred to as the Merchant Marine Act of 1920, the federal statute regulates maritime commerce in U.S. waters between ports. This white paper details how Dunavant navigated the Jones Act to find efficient solutions for globally invested clientele in Alaska, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico. 

Dunavant has been a major shipper in international markets for over 40 years, with experience in more than 50 countries across all six major continents. Dunavant has developed and monitored detailed landing costs to and from hundreds of origin points globally, and Dunavant currently manages more than 100,000 loads annually. Dunavant’s global customers service teams provide personalized care and solutions focused on a client’s industry and individual requirements.