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Tropical Shipping Announces General Rate Increase Effective September 3, 2017 for Shipments between the Continental United States or Canada and The Bahamas, British Virgin Islands, Dominican Republic, Eastern Caribbean, Guyana or the Turks and Caicos Islands

As part of our commitment to the customers and communities we serve, Tropical Shipping strives to deliver the best competitive transportation value. Due to the increasing cost of non fuel related operational expenses, our ability to sustain and invest in the service you have come to expect has been impacted.

In order to continue to provide the highest quality, on-time shipping services, effective September 3, 2017, Tropical Shipping will implement a General Rate Increase (GRI) for shipments between the Continental United States or Canada and Anguilla, Antigua, Barbados, Dominica, Freeport, Grand Turk, Grenada, Guyana, Marsh Harbour, Nassau, Nevis, Providenciales, South Caicos, St. Barths, St. Kitts, St. Lucia, St. Maarten, St. Vincent, Tortola, Trinidad and Tobago or Virgin Gorda.

The General Rate Increase, effective September 3, 2017, will be as follows:


Equipment Size

General Rate Increase

Effective 9/3/17

20’ Equipment


40’ X Equipment


Greater than 40’ Equipment


Vehicles not exceeding 700 CFT


Vehicles exceeding 700 CFT (ST/FT)

Breakbulk (ST/FT)






Barrel - Each


Pallet - Each



This increase will apply to all open tariff and service contract rates for dry and refrigerated cargo.


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. 

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