Shipping fuel surcharges continue in an upward trend

HONOLULU (KHON2) — There is no end in sight for the fuel surcharges from shipping and delivery companies, it is an added fee that continues to increase amid the volatility of oil prices.

Companies like Matson recently increased their fuel-related surcharge at the end of July, it was the third hike this year.

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A Matson spokesperson said the surcharge is a percentage of the Ocean Freight Rate that is applied to each shipment, that percentage is currently at 54%.