Matson to raise shipping rates
KAILUA-KONA - Matson Navigation Co. is increasing its Hawaii rates.
The shipping company announced Wednesday that rates will increase 5.6 percent in 2013.
West Hawaii Today reported that Matson will increase its service rates by $175 per westbound container and $85 per eastbound container. The company also is raising its terminal handling charge by $50 per westbound container and $25 per eastbound container.
The company says the rate increase will help offset rising operating costs as well as support investments it has made in its Hawaii service.