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Tropical Shipping Announces Bunker Surcharge Increase for Shipments between Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, British Virgin Islands, The Bahamas, Cayman Islands, Dominican Republic, Eastern Caribbean, Guyana or Turks and Caicos Islands

Tropical Shipping continues to monitor and evaluate the global fuel markets on an ongoing basis.  A recent increase in fuel price volatility has impacted our business.  In order to continue to deliver the services our customers have come to expect, a bunker surcharge increase is now warranted.

The effective date for the bunker surcharge increase is April 23, 2017.  The increased bunker surcharge amounts are as follows:

Between Anguilla, Antigua, Barbados, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Freeport, Grand Turk, Grenada, Guyana, Marsh Harbour, Nassau, Nevis, Providenciales, Puerto Rico, South Caicos, St. Barths, St. Croix, St. John, St. Kitts, St. Lucia, St. Maarten, St. Thomas St. Vincent, Tortola, Trinidad and Tobago or Virgin Gorda.

Equipment Size

Current Bunker Surcharge


New Bunker Surcharge Effective 4/23/2017

20’ Equipment




40’ Equipment




Greater than 40’ Equipment




Vehicles not exceeding 700 CFT




Vehicles exceeding 700 CFT; Breakbulk; W/M (ST/FT)




CWT for LCL –100 lbs




CFT for LCL - 1 CFT




Barrel - Each




Pallet - Each





The bunker surcharge increase will apply to all tariff and service contract shipments.

Tropical Shipping values its close relationships we have built with our customers throughout our more than 50-year history. Thank you for choosing us as your carrier of choice to The Bahamas and the Caribbean.  For further information, please contact your local Sales Representative or the U.S. Customer Service Team at 800-638-TROP (8767) or 561-881-3999 or the Canadian Customer Service Team at (506) 644-6300 or toll free from Canada at (866) 767-6576.

Complete contact listings, including telephone and fax numbers and email address information can be found 24/7/365 on our website on the Bookings and Customer Service page – found in the Contact area of our website