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Tropical Shipping Announces Optional Port / Yard Fee in the Dominican Republic, Effective September 18, 2022

As part of our commitment to the customers and the communities we serve, Tropical Shipping strives to deliver the best competitive transportation value.

To continue to provide the highest quality shipping services and to improve the customer experience, effective September 18, 2022, Tropical Shipping will implement an optional Port / Yard fee which will be only applicable when the service is requested by the customer.

When customer requests the carrier to reposition an empty container from the port to the container yard for customer pick-up, a Port / Yard Fee of $200.00 USD will be applicable.

This service will potentially reduce the waiting time to pick up a container in Puerto Plata or Caucedo. The fee can be prepaid or collect, as per customer’s convenience.

Cargo/Equipment Type

Port / Yard Fee

20' Dry Equipment:


20' Refrigerated Equipment:

$ 200.00

40' Dry Equipment

$ 200.00

40' Refrigerated Equipment

$ 200.00

Greater than 40’ Equipment

$ 200.00

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 from and to the Dominican Republic.

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