Alaska Freight Rates
Due to the remote location of this state, freight shipping rates can be expensive due to the lack of highways and the massive size of the state. Some of the roads used are seasonal, and several regions are not accessible by road, making Alaska freight shipping by air and vessel (sea) a viable option. The Port of Anchorage is the major freight hub and the lifeline of products for this state. Outbound freight rates are cheaper 99% of the time, especially refrigerated freight trucking rates; however, outbound freight rates are effected by the season. During the Christmas season outbound freight rates can skyrocket. LTL freight rates in Alaska are calculated on a stable tariff, but less-than-truckload shipping to Alaska is usually expensive and other options should be considered such as air freight shipping.