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Tropical Shipping Announces General Rate Increase Effective May 6, 2018 for Shipments between the Continental United States and the U.S. Virgin 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 May 6, 2018, Tropical Shipping will implement a General Rate Increase (GRI) for shipments between the Continental United States and St. Croix, St. John or St. Thomas.

The General Rate Increase, effective May 6, 2018, will be as follows:

Equipment Size

General Rate Increase

Effective 5/6/18

20’ Equipment

$ 75.00

40’ X Equipment


Greater than 40’ Equipment


Vehicles not exceeding 700 CFT

$ 75.00

Vehicles exceeding 700 CFT (ST/FT)

Breakbulk (ST/FT)






Barrel - Each

$ 1.41

Pallet - Each

$ 7.50

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