News flash – Threat to APL’s Guam service stalls initially

BARRIGADA, Guam — Legislation that would prohibit American President Lines Ltd., one of two major ocean freight providers serving Guam, from serving the island has been taken off the U.S. Senate floor, as confirmed to the Journal today by Margaret Metcalfe, director of the governor of Guam’s Washington, D.C., office.

According to the Jones Act, ships carrying goods between U.S. ports, including Guam, must be U.S.-owned and U.S.-flagged. While APL’s two ships serving Guam and Saipan are U.S.-flagged, the company is a wholly-owned subsidiary of CMA CGM, a global . . .

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