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We’re Committed to IslandLife. Six new vessels to better serve you!

Tropical Shipping is committed to the Caribbean market and its changing needs. We have invested $150 million in six new vessels that are custom-built to better serve the region. The vessels are being built at Guangzhou, Wenchong Shipyard, China and the first ship will join our fleet in early fall with the rest arriving over the next year.

The vessels are faster, bigger, safer and eco-friendly for improved service. The four Carib Class ships are similar to our Tropic Carib and Tropic Unity while the two Mini Express Class vessels are similar to the Tropic Express. All of the vessels include the latest technology and equipment, making them safer and more reliable.


Carib Class (4)

Mini Express Class (2)


1,100 TEU

300 TEU


20 knots

14 knots


2 cranes, 260 reefer plugs, below deck hi-cubes, bow/stern thrusters

2 cranes, RO/RO ramp, 60 reefer plugs bow/stern thrusters. Can serve shallow draft ports (12ft.)

Service ports

Halifax, Canada; Palm Beach, FL: Puerto Rico; Eastern Caribbean and the Virgin Islands

Providenciales, Marsh Harbour, The Bahamas, Turks and Caicos, Dominican Republic