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Tropical Shipping Announces Peak Season Surcharge Effective September 23, 2018 through January 6, 2019 for Shipments between the British Virgin Islands, Dominican Republic, Eastern Caribbean, Guyana, Puerto Rico, The Bahamas, U.S. Virgin Islands or Western Caribbean

Effective September 23, 2018 thru January 6, 2019, a Peak Season Surcharge will apply to all shipments between Anguilla, Antigua, Barbados, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Freeport, Grand Turk, Grenada, Guyana, Marsh Harbour, Nassau, Nevis, Providenciales, Puerto Rico, South Caicos, St. Barths, St. Croix, St. John, St. Kitts, St. Lucia, St. Maarten, St. Thomas, St. Vincent, Trinidad and Tobago, Tortola or Virgin Gorda.

The Peak Season Surcharge is effective for all cargo received from September 23, 2018 through January 6, 2019 and will be as follows:


Equipment Size

Peak Season Surcharge

Effective 9/23/18 – 01/06/19

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