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Horizon matching Matson rate hike

Horizon matching Matson rate hike

   Horizon Lines will follow Matson Navigation in raising its freight rates to Hawaii, the magazine Pacific Business News reported.

   It quotes a letter from Horizon to customers that stated westbound shipping rates will increase 3.3 percent starting January 1, or about $100 per container if it originates in a West Coast port and $175 at an inland destination.

   The magazine also said Horizon will increase terminal handling fees by $150 for containers arriving in Hawaii and $75 for those headed to the mainland.