Horizon Lines will hike its fuel surcharge to match the competition in Hawaii. The new rate will be 38.25 percent, up from 33.75 percent.
The Charlotte, N.C.-based carrier canceled a planned increase to 35.25 percent when rival Oakland, Calif.-based Matson Navigation went higher.
"Horizon Lines understands that this adjustment impacts your cost of doing business, just as these fuel cost increases have affected our cost of providing service," the company said.
Horizon operates container ships and port terminals linking the continental United States with Hawaii, Guam, Micronesia, Puerto Rico and Alaska.