An Alaska judge has denied the US government's request to expedite its case against American Seafoods for using a shipping route she ruled last month does not comply with the Jones Act.

The government's request came after Alaska Judge Sharon Gleason ruled last month that while the so-called Bayside route did not meet all requirements of the US Jones Act, she was "vacating" over $350 million (€334 million) in US Customs penalties issued against American Seafoods' affiliates Kloosterboer International Forwarding and Alaska Reefer Management up until