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Tropical Shipping Implements Terminal Inspection Charge in San Juan, Puerto Rico

The Puerto Rico Ports Authority (PRPA) Regulation 8837 which requires all containerized cargo coming into Puerto Rico through the Port of San Juan be inspected by a scanning procedure has been re-instated.

This Regulation will become effective and applicable to all shipments arriving on April 23, 2017 to the port of San Juan. Therefore, in order to cover the expenses related to Regulation 8837 effective April 23, 2017 a fee is being levied by PRPA for all shipments to Puerto Rico: $85.00 per container.

We further confirm that this fee is not assessed on the shipper or consignee, but on each ship or vessel agent. This cost is designed to cover expenses and costs associated with the enhanced security fee.

Effective April 23, 2017, Tropical Shipping will implement a terminal inspection charge of $85.00 per container entering Puerto Rico through the Port of San Juan.

Tropical Shipping values the 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. For further information, please contact your local sales representative in San Juan at 787-277-7073 or the U.S. Customer Service Team at 561-881-3999.

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