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The Bulletin COVID-19, March 19th


Tropical Shipping Continues On-Time, Reliable Service Amid COVID-19.

Tropical's facilities in Miami, West Palm Beach and the Port of Palm Beach are 100 percent, fully operational.

New Jersey Reroutes Cargo to Other Facilities

In effort to mitigate further spread of COVID-19, County Executive of Bergen County, NJ; James J. Tedesco has implemented the closure of all non-essential businesses until further notice. Therefore, we will be temporarily ceasing operation of our New Jersey Warehouse Thursday, March 19th by 3:00 pm EST.

 Our New Jersey staff will work remotely and be available to answer all inquiries by phone and e-mail. We will notify customers once we re-commence operations.

Tropical’s is committed to continue moving your freight and has coordinated the following:

Commercial cargo should be re-routed to Tropical’s Florida facility

9505 NW 108th Ave.
Medley, FL 33178
P: 305-805-7400
F: 561-882-2555

Hours: M - F, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Household & Personal Effects should be re-routed to Tropical’s strategic partner
Dennis Shipping
1124-28 Utica Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11203
P: 718-451-3617-19
F: 718-451-3614

Hours: Monday-Saturday: 8:30 am-6 pm & Sundays, 9 am-5 pm


COVID-19 Safety Tips

Wash your hands

Tropical cares about the health and well-being of its employees and customers, and we recommend the following CDC guidelines at work and with your families.

Standard recommendations to prevent the spread of this infection include:

  • Avoid close contact with people suffering from acute respiratory symptoms such as fever, cough, and difficulty breathing.
  • Perform frequent handwashing, especially after direct contact with sick people or their environment.
  • Always wash with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom, before eating, and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • If soap and warm water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer which contains at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands if hands are visibly dirty.  Note that hand sanitizers do not substitute for hand washing. 
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.  Then, wash your hands immediately afterward.
  • Daily, clean and disinfect frequently touched objects such as doorknobs, handrails, computer mouse pads, phones, pencils, staplers, tools, utensils, etc., and commonly used surfaces. Some ways to prevent cross contamination include the following:
  • Place hand sanitizers in the workplace for use of employees.
  • Use paper cups at the coffee machine to prevent different people from touching cups prior to cleaning them.
  • Do not share common pencils, staplers, etc. in office areas.
  • Have food service personnel serve food instead of having every person touch the same utensils.
  • Push elevator buttons with the outside of your hand versus the palm or fingers.
  • Use bleach or other chemical cleaning solutions to sanitize and disinfect.  Be sure to follow instructions and all safety precautions during use.  For example, one cup of bleach in one gallon of water is an effective sanitizing solution, and other chemicals are available to do so, as well.