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Tropical Shipping Announces Increase to Destination Terminal Handling Charge for Shipments Destined to Nassau, Bahamas

Due to increases in domestic operating costs, Tropical Shipping must increase the Destination Terminal Handling Charge (DTHC) for all cargo landing in Nassau.

Effective September 23, 2018, Tropical Shipping will increase the DTHC for shipments originating from:

Anguilla, Antigua, Barbados, Canada, Cayman Islands, the Continental United States, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Freeport, Grand Turk, Grenada, Guyana, Marsh Harbour, Nevis, Providenciales, Puerto Rico, South Caicos, St. Baths, St. Croix, St. John, St. Kitts, St. Lucia, St. Maarten, St. Thomas, St. Vincent, Tortola, Trinidad and Tobago or Virgin Gorda destined to and landing in Nassau, Bahamas as follows:


Equipment Size

Current Destination Port Handling Charge

Increase Amount

Destination Port Handling Charge Effective 9/23/18

20’ Equipment




40’ X Equipment




Greater than 40’ Equipment












Breakbulk (W/M) ST/FT








Motor Vehicles Not Exceeding 700 CFT




Motor Vehicles Exceeding 700 CFT





This increase will apply to all tariff and service contract rates.  

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