Matson announced Wednesday it is decreasing its fuel-related surcharge for its Hawaii service by 3.5 percentage points, from 40 percent to 36.5 percent, effective Sunday, April 28.
The fuel surcharge decrease is attributed to the recent moderation in bunker fuel prices.
"We are pleased to make this second consecutive downward adjustment to our fuel surcharge, which for most customers represents a reduction in shipping costs ranging from $80 to $140 per container,: said Dave Hoppes, senior vice president, ocean services. "We have been encouraged by the recent moderation in bunker fuel prices, and remain focused on diligently exploring ways in which we can maximize fuel efficiency for our fleet. Matson has made a practice of giving 30 days notice for upward rate adjustments, but passes on downward adjustments to our customers as soon as possible."
Matson's last adjustment to its fuel surcharge was a decrease of 3.5 percentage points, effective March 17, 2013.