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Increases Chassis Use Surcharge for Shipper-Loaded FCL Shipments from the Continental U.S. to All Ports

Tropical Shipping strives to deliver the best transportation value and is committed to providing the highest levels of service, security and efficiency that our customers have come to expect. 

In order to offset rising costs when Tropical provides a chassis for shipper-loaded FCL shipments, Tropical Shipping must increase the chassis use surcharge for shipments from the Continental U.S. effective January, 7, 2018.  

The chassis use surcharge will be applied once per shipment for each FCL shipper-loaded chassis.

The Chassis Use Surcharge will apply to all Shipper-Loaded FCL Shipments from the Continental U.S. to Anguilla, Antigua, Barbados, Caucedo, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Freeport, Grand Turk, Grenada, Guyana, Marsh Harbour, Nassau, Nevis, Providenciales, Puerto Plata, South Caicos, St. Barths, St. Croix, St. John, St. Kitts, St. Lucia, St. Maarten, St. Thomas, St. Vincent, Tortola, Trinidad and Tobago and Virgin Gorda as follows:


Equipment Type and Size

Current Chassis Use Surcharge

Chassis Use Surcharge Effective 1/7/2018

Standard Chassis




The chassis use 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.

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