Maui Business

Matson to File Rate Increases for 2016

November 25, 2015, 8:37 AM HST
* Updated November 25, 3:28 PM
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Matson container. Photo by Wendy Osher.

Matson container. Photo by Wendy Osher.

Matson Navigation Company, Inc. today announced that it will raise its cargo rates for Hawaiʻi service by $225 per westbound container and $110 per eastbound container, effective Jan. 3, 2016.

The adjustment, which will represent an increase of less than 5% for the majority of Matson’s customers, is designed to help offset increasing costs of operation and support continuing investment in improvements to Matson’s Hawaiʻi service.

Last month, the company commenced construction on two new 3,600 TEU ‘Aloha Class’ containerships that are designed specifically for Hawaiʻi service and scheduled to launch in 2018.

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