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N.J. Rock Salt Stuck In Port Due To 1920's Maritime Act

Per NorthJersey.com:

"New Jersey transportation officials are hoping that a 40,000-ton shipment of rock salt sitting at a port in Maine can help relieve the short supply available for state highways before the next snowstorm hits.

"But getting the shipment to Port Newark has been frustratingly slow because of the state’s inability so far to obtain a federal waiver of the 1920 Maritime Act, which requires that the shipment arrive on a vessel flying a U.S. flag.

"State Department of Transportation spokesman Joe Dee said Sunday that state officials have been unable to obtain a waiver of what is known as the Jones Act, which requires that shipments from one U.S. port to another be carried by ships flying under a U.S. flag."

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