How to tackle high labour costs on US flag ships?

Chamber of Shipping of America (CSA) president Kathy Metcalf explained how to tackle high labour costs on US flag ships with tax breaks. US shipsyards that require ship owners to pay 50% extra to carry out maintenance and repair works than foreign shipyards due to high costs. Chamber of Shipping of America strongly supports the Jones Act, which requires US-built, US crewed and US owned ships to trade between two domestic ports. Where many shipping veterans are suspicious about its sustainability.

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