Tropical adds new ship
Tropical Shipping said it will christen a new ship in the Port of Palm Beach on Aug. 15.
Tropic Express, a shallow-draft, 368 TEU ship, will be deployed in the company’s service to the Bahamas and become the 15th ship in its fleet.
The $14 million ship was built by CSC Chongqing Dongfeng Shipbuilding Corp. and was launched in the Yangtze River in December 2010, and delivered in June.
When the ship arrived, it also carried 225 new refrigerated containers, bringing the total number of containers in the Tropical fleet to more than 11,000 units.