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.
New York freight rates New York is a high consumption state, meaning lots of freight is shipped to the state. Truckload freight rates in New York are always more expensive when shipping to the state. Freight shipping outbound from New York is much more affordable. However, due to the large agricultural industry and other markets, compared to other states, the freight rates are great. The port in New York offers great international freight access and the numerous rail lines in the state make intermodal freight shipping a great option. The ease and cost of shipping into or out of New York can be heavily based on proximity to major metro areas.