Matson Navigation Co. raises shipping prices to and from Hawaii

The Honolulu Star-Bulletin reports that it’s going to get a little more expensive to live in paradise:

Hawaii consumers, already struggling in a tough economic environment, could see higher prices for groceries and other commodities next year.  Matson Navigation Co., the state’s largest ocean shipper, said yesterday it is raising rates for Hawaii service an average of 3.8 percent, with rates increasing $120 per westbound container and $60 per eastbound container, which traditionally has lower volume. In addition, Matson is raising its terminal handling charge by $125 per westbound container and $60 per eastbound container.

 

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