Ocean Carriers Announce 2020 General Rate Increase [Auburn – Posted on 11.12.2019]

Dear Valued Customers,

The water carriers have announced their annual General Rate Increase (GRI) for the 2020 shipping season. On December 15th 2019, a GRI of 5.0% will become effective for Central (inclusive of Kodiak and Dutch Harbor), Southeast, and Intrastate lanes within Alaska.

The ocean carriers annually evaluate their costs, specifically marine operations, trucking, terminal overhead, maintenance, and capital investments in vessels and equipment. This increase supports the additional cost of operations.

Additionally, we at Span Alaska continue to invest in all aspects of our business to insure that we can provide our customers the best value for their transportation dollar. We look forward to continuing our tradition of “Promises Made, Promises Delivered!”

Thank you for your continued support!

Kory Smith,
Director of Pricing and Logistics