Alaska freight rates Freight shipping rates in Alaska can sometimes be expensive due to the lack of roads and the sheer size of the state. Thankfully, most of the freight is located at the major port and in the cities. The Port of Anchorage is the major freight hub of the state. Freight rates leaving Alaska are almost always cheaper, especially refrigerated trucking rates, since most food is imported from the outside. LTL freight rates in Alaska are calculated on a stable tariff and do not usually increase or decrease based on seasonality. However, shipping less than truckload to Alaska is generally more expensive.
Louisiana freight rates Louisiana features great truckload rates due to its high traffic port located in southern Louisiana. This port is located on the Mississippi River between New Orleans and Baton Rouge and is one of the largest volume shipping ports in the western hemisphere. LTL freight, international freight and intermodal rail freight are cost effective and large in volume. The ease and cost of shipping into or out of Louisiana can be heavily based on proximity to major metro areas.