A large shipment of rock salt is not allowed to enter the Port of Newark because the ship does not fly an American flag, according to a report on NJ1015.com.
The 40,000 ton shipment is in Maine and won't be permitted to be unloaded in New Jersey unless a waiver to the Merchant Marine Act of 1920 is obtained, the website reported.
If a waiver from the federal government isn't provided, the rock salt would have to be moved onto slower-moving barges. The ship with the rock salt, on the other hand, could reach the Port of Newark in two days.
"The maritime industry is working to ensure that the ...