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

In order to continue to provide the highest quality, on-time shipping services, an increase in our ocean freight rates is now warranted. Therefore, effective February 10, 2008, Tropical Shipping will implement a General Rate Increase (GRI) for all shipments between the United States (including Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands) and The Family Islands, Bahamas.

The General Rate Increase, effective February 10, 2008, will be as follows:

  • 20’ Dry / Reefer Container $100
  • 40’ Dry / Reefer Container $200
  • 40’ Dry / Reefer Container $240
  • LCL (CWT / CFT) $0.24 / $0.12
  • Break-Bulk $5.00 W/M
  • LCL (2000# / 40 CFT) $5.00 W/M
  • Vehicle > 700 CFT $75
  • Vehicle <= 700 CFT $50
  • Pallets (each) $10
  • Barrels (each) $5

This increase will apply to all open tariff rates and will give us the financial resources to continue to invest in our operations to better service our customers.