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Jones Act Waiver Request

In the event a party seeks a waiver of the Jones Act, all such requests must include, in addition to the reason/justification for seeking such a request, the following information:

  • Cargo (description, type, weight and dimensions of cargo, units if containerized)
  • Available for Loading Date (ready for pick-up):
  • Required Shipping Date (must be shipped by):
  • Required Delivery Date:
  • Preferred Port of Embarkation (POE):
  • Preferred Port of Debarkation (POD):
  • Name of Shipper:
  • Name of Consignee:
  • Point of Contact (name, phone, email):
  • Special Instructions (Hazmat? Other concerns?):

Requests to waive the Jones Act should be sent to the following:


CSMS# 17-000562 - Jones Act Waiver Guidance Update 
CSMS# 17-000563 - Update for Vessel Entrance and Cargo Clearance of Jones Act waivers

Last modified: 
October 19, 2020