Borough approves study to examine shipping rates over past decade


October 7, 2021

The borough is taking a closer look at the cost of shipping goods by barge to Wrangell.

The assembly last Tuesday approved a $7,300 study by Rain Coast Data, prompted, in part, after Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski raised “the very serious issue of shipping rates as a concern” when she was in town earlier in September.

“The senator asked if the borough had documentation of the increases. The answer is no,” borough officials reported to the assembly for its consideration of the rate-history contract.

Mayor Steve Prysunka had requested a shipping rate study, and Borough Manager Lisa Von B...

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