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General Rate Increase for Shipments between the Continental U.S., Canada, the U.S. Virgin Islands, British Virgin Islands, Dominican Republic, Eastern Caribbean or Guyana


August 14, 2012--


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 non fuel related operational expenses, 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, effective September 16, 2012, Tropical Shipping will implement a General Rate Increase (GRI) for shipments between the Continental U.S., Canada, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Tortola, Virgin Gorda, Dominican Republic, Anguilla, Antigua, Barbados, Dominica, , Grenada, Guyana, Nevis, St. Barths, St. Kitts, St. Lucia, St. Maarten, St. Vincent, or Trinidad.


The General Rate Increase, effective September 16, 2012 will be as follows:


Equipment Size

General Rate Increase

20’ Equipment


40’ X Equipment


Over 40’ Equipment


Vehicles not exceeding 700 CFT


Vehicles exceeding 700 CFT (ST/FT)

Breakbulk (ST/FT)






Barrel - Each


Pallet - Each



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


Tropical Shipping values its close relationships we have built with our customers throughout our more than 49-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 or the Canadian Customer Service Team at (506) 644-6300 or toll free from Canada 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.


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