Barge rates have gone up in the new year across Southeast Alaska. But the rising cost of hauling goods into coastal communities isn’t the only reason a trip to the grocery store might be more expensive.
Alaska Marine Lines, a subsidiary of global shipping giant Lynden, posted a notice to customers Tuesday saying prices would rise 5% on all its routes including Southeast Alaska, the Aleutian Islands and Prince William Sound.
Samson Tug & Barge plans Southeast service beginning Nov. 8.
A proposed marine shipping buyout of Northland Services by Lynden Inc. is one step closer to approval.