Transportation-News

Ocean Carriers Announce 2021 General Rate Increase [Auburn – Posted on 11.13.2020]


Dear Valued Customers,

Matson Navigation has announced their annual General Rate Increase (GRI) for the 2021 shipping season. On December 13th 2020, a GRI of 5.0% will become effective for Central Alaska (inclusive of Kodiak and Dutch Harbor). Span Alaska Transportation will follow this increase on all ocean lanes. Midnight Sun Transportation will follow this increase at 5.0% for all intra-state shipments.

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, Pricing and Administration