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Tropical Shipping Announces Bunker Surcharge Increase for Shipments between the Continental United States or Canada and the British Virgin Islands, Dominican Republic, Eastern Caribbean or Guyana; or between Canada and the Continental United States or Puerto Rico

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 December 17, 2017.  The increased bunker surcharge amounts are as follows:

Between the Continental United States or Canada and Anguilla, Antigua, Barbados, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Guyana, Nevis, St. Barths, St. Kitts, St. Lucia, St. Maarten, St. Vincent, Tortola, Trinidad and Tobago or Virgin Gorda;

Or between Canada and the Continental United States or Puerto Rico.

Equipment Size

Current Bunker Surcharge


New Bunker Surcharge Effective 12/17/2017

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.