Jones Act Aframax gives new dimension to US shipbuilding

The Aker Philadelphia-built ‘Liberty Bay’ has been assigned to the conveyance of crude oil from Alaska to US west coast refineries. (Aker Philadelphia Shipyard)

The largest vessel built to date by Aker Philadephia Shipyard is testament to increased US industrial capabilities in support of growth in domestic energy production and economic activity, writes David Tinsley.

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