Rate Hikes Will Start September 16, 2012
Basseterre, St. Kitts – Nevis
August 20, 2012 (CUOPM)
The cost of shipping to St. Kitts and Nevis and other Caribbean islands from the United States is to increase.
Tropical Shipping has announced plans to implement a general rate increase for shipments between the continental U.S., Canada, the United States Virgin Islands, Tortola, Virgin Gorda, Dominican Republic, Anguilla, Antigua, Barbados, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Nevis, St. Barth’s, St. Kitts, St. Lucia, St. Maarten, St. Vincent and Trinidad.
“Increases will take effect September 16, 2012 in the amount of $125 per 20-foot equipment and $250 per 40-foot equipment, with other hikes for vehicles and breakbulk cargo,” Tropical Shipping said in a statement on the weekend.
The shipping company said the increases will apply to all open tariff and service contract rates for dry and refrigerated cargo.