Tropical Shipping

Tropical Shipping

Tropical Shipping

Based in West Palm Beach, Tropical Shipping provides regularly scheduled services from Florida to numerous destinations in the Caribbean. Its services include:

-- Less than Container Load (LCL) to the Caribbean and the Bahamas on frequent, fixed day sailing schedules.

-- Refrigerated cargo (frozen and chilled) to Nassau, Marsh Harbour, Barbados, Cayman, Cayman Brac, Grand Turk, Providenciales.

-- Dry goods, including building materials, hardware, department store merchandise and dry groceries, shipped directly to one of Tropical Shipping’s receiving locations and forwarded to any of its port destinations via fixed-day departure schedules.

-- Intermodal services: Full Container Load truck and rail options through Tropical Shipping’s network of transportation partners in the U.S. and Canada.

 

 

 

JOC Top 40 container carrier rankings first half 2019
16 Sep 2019
Container carriers in the slowing US import and export trades are exercising increased discipline, maintaining capacity levels rather than introducing new vessels in an attempt to secure a larger share of the market.
Tropical containers
07 Apr 2014
A subsidiary of Saltchuk Resources will acquire Tropical Shipping and its related transportation, consolidation and cargo insurance companies from AGL Resources in a deal expected to total $220 million.
13 Sep 2013
Hapag-Lloyd will begin offering weekly service to Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada.
08 Apr 2013
Member carriers of the Caribbean Shipowners Association have postponed the rate increase scheduled for April 28 to June 16.
06 Mar 2013
The member carriers of the Caribbean Shipowners Association will implement a port congestion surcharge for all full container load shipments moving between the continental U.S. and St. John’s, Antigua, starting March 31.
17 Aug 2012
Tropical Shipping plans to implement a general rate increase for shipments between the continental U.S., Canada, the U.S.
02 Aug 2012
Caribbean carrier Tropical Shipping posted a $4 million operating loss on $80 million in revenue despite an increase in container volume, parent company AGL Resources said.
16 Sep 2011
Tropical Shipping said Friday it will implement a planned peak surcharge on container shipments from the U.S. and Canada to the Caribbean, starting Oct. 9.
05 Sep 2011
Tropical Shipping christened a new ship in the Port of Palm Beach last month.
04 May 2011
Tropical Shipping’s first quarter operating loss widened to $1.2 million from $500,000 a year earlier as shipping volume for the carrier’s Bahamas and Caribbean services declined 9.6 perce
07 Dec 2010
AGL Resources agreed to acquire Nicor, parent of Caribbean carrier Tropical Shipping, in a $2.38 billion cash-and-stock deal that would combine two regional natural gas distributors.
03 Dec 2010
Nicor, the Chicago-area natural-gas utility that owns Tropical Shipping, is seeking a buyer, according to Bloomberg News, which quoted people with knowledge of the matter.
20 Sep 2010
Tropical Shipping, a subsidiary of Birdsall, acquired V.I. Cargo Services, a non-vessel operating common carrier serving the island of St. Croix in the U.S.