Tropical raises inland surcharges
Caribbean container carrier Tropical Shipping said it would raise its inland fuel surcharge on April 24 on services to and from the Bahamas, Eastern Caribbean, Western Caribbean, Dominican Republic, Guyana, and the Virgin Islands
Tropical said it has “has experienced significant increases in the cost of the inland transportation of cargo over the last several months. Since our last inland fuel surcharge increase on Aug. 8, 2010, the price of on-highway diesel fuel, as tracked by the U.S. Department of Energy, has increased more than 30 percent.”
The fees vary according to where U.S. cargo originates or is destined. For example the surcharge is increasing from $90 to $105 on cargo moving to and from counties near Tropical’s main port in West Palm Beach, Fla. In Oregon and Washington, the surcharge will increase from $900 to $1,197. The entire schedule of rate increases is here.
The inland fuel surcharge increases follow increases in Tropical’s container freight rates last week.