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Rock Salt To Be Delivered To NJ Held Up Because Ship Is Not Flying U.S. Flag, Report Says

The nearest available ship that flies the U.S. flag in accordance with the regulation would take weeks to arrive, said.
Rock Salt To Be Delivered To NJ Held Up Because Ship Is Not Flying U.S. Flag, Report Says


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

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 ...

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