Pasha will raise fuel surcharge
Pasha Hawaii Transport Lines said it will raise its fuel surcharge for the first time, beginning May 29, because of the effect that rising bunker fuel prices has had on its operating costs.
The company, which operates a roll-on/roll-off service that ships vehicles to Southern California, will more than double its surcharge to 18.5 percent from 9.2 percent. Pasha said the new rate to send privately owned vehicles to or from Hawaii on its vessel will be $975.
Pasha began its operations in Hawaii in March 2005.
Two months ago, competitors Matson Navigation Co., a subsidiary ofAlexander & Baldwin Inc., andHorizon Lines Inc.raised their fuel surcharges to 18 percent from 15.5 percent. Both companies attributed the increases to rising fuel prices.