Threat to APL’s Guam service stalls initially

Threat to APL’s Guam service stalls initially

BY JOY WHITE

Journal Staff

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 on June 20 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 . . .

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