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Tropical Shipping Announces Increase to Canada Intermodal Operations Surcharge

As part of our commitment to customers and communities we serve, Tropical Shipping strives to deliver the best competitive transportation value.  Due to the increasing cost of Intermodal expenses, our ability to sustain and invest in the services you have come to expect has been impacted.

In order to continue providing the highest quality, on-time shipping services, Tropical Shipping will implement an Intermodal Operations Surcharge Rate Increase for all shipments per container loaded at Halifax, Nova Scotia and utilizing a rail facility as in the table below.

Effective June 12, 2021, the increase will be as follows:

Port of Load

Port of Discharge

Rail Facility

Current Intermodal Surcharge


Intermodal Operations Surcharge Effective June 12, 2022




All Ports

Toronto Railhead


Montreal Railhead


Moncton Railhead


Chicago Railhead







This increase will apply to open tariff and service contract rates for dry and refrigerated cargo. 

Exception:  Not applicable to 20’ Empty Shipper Owned Tanks

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 Canada Customer Service Team at 866-767-6576.

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