October 21, 2019
Valued Customers of Hawaiian Ocean Transport, Inc., please view the latest surcharge update from Matson:
Due to an increase in fuel related costs resulting from our transition to more expensive low-sulfur fuel to comply with new International Maritime Organization (IMO) emission regulations going into effect on January 1, 2020, Matson will increase its fuel related surcharge by 3 percentage points. Effective Sunday, November 24, 2019, the fuel related surcharge for Hawaii will be increased from 32% to 35%, Guam/CNMI will be increased from 33% to 36%, and Micronesia from 37% to 40%.
Matson is continuing its longstanding practice of giving its customers 30 days’ notice for upward rate adjustments, and passing along decreases as soon as possible. As always, we will continue to closely monitor trends in fuel costs and adjust the surcharge accordingly.
If you have any questions, please contact your account executive or our Customer Service Center at 1-800-4-MATSON (800-462-8766) or email@example.com.
Thank you for your business.
Hawaiian Ocean Transport, Inc.
A Subsidiary of Odyssey Logistics & Technology Corporation