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Subject: Hawaii Service Rates for 2017
Dear Valued Customer:
Matson Navigation Company (“Matson”) announced that in order to offset increasing costs of operation and continuing substantial investment in Hawaii service improvements, Matson’s rates for their Hawaii service will increase by $225 per westbound container and $110 per eastbound container, effective January 8, 2017.
As a result, our rates will increase by like amounts for full container loads. For less-than-container load (LCL) cargo, our individual Customer rates will be adjusted based on a variety of factors, including the commodity, density and current costs. These changes will take effect with shipments sailing on or after January 8, 2017.
Additionally, due to changing costs in our Maui and Kona operations, we will be increasing our Maui and Kona spot delivery rates and local trucking rates (LCL breakbulk delivery rates associated with our freight forwarding activities will remain the same but spot rates will increase) by 5%, effective January 1, 2017.
Lastly, we want to remind you that there will soon be an announcement with respect to increases in Hawaii Wharfages, the effective date of which has not been determined.
Thank you in advance for your understanding in these matters.
Should you have any questions, please contact your local account executive or our Customer Service support center at 1-800-488-4888 or 1-310-537-2000, Ext. 2020.
We wish you and your loved ones the very best for a Happy Holiday Season and a prosperous 2017!