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Tropical Shipping Establishes Crane Usage Surcharge to St. Lucia

Tropical Shipping strives to deliver the best transportation value and is committed to providing the highest levels of service, security and efficiency that our customers have come to expect. 

Due to the ongoing use and expense of using ships gear to offload containers in St Lucia Tropical Shipping will implement a Crane Usage Surcharge for cargo exported from the U.S. and imported into St. Lucia.

Effective July 21, 2019, a Crane Usage Surcharge will be applied to all cargo exported from the Continental United States to St. Lucia as follows:

Equipment Size and Type

Crane Usage Surcharge Effective 7/21/2019

20’ Equipment


40’ Equipment


Greater than 40’ Equipment



$0.18 CWT / $0.09 CFT


The Crane Usage Surcharge 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.

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