Florida-headquartered Tropical Shipping offers fixed-day sailing schedules with fast transit times, full-container load, less than container load and consolidation among its other services. The ocean service provider calls at more than 30 ports and operates facilities at ports in the United States and Canada.
The new service is called TropicalDirect. In operation, Tropical Shipping's customer service personnel will be able to contact any of Con-Way Freight's 440 service centers to set up ground delivery of shipments to its warehouse receiving locations in Kearny, NJ, Miami and Riviera Beach, Fla. It will then handle the freight ocean movement to its final island destination.
The companies note that the new ltl/lcl service offers single-carrier control, door-to-port accountability and end-to-end shipment tracking, among other features. All necessary export documentation is provided. A single call to Tropical Shipping's (800) 874-3483 toll free line starts the shipping process.
Service is provided to ports in the Bahamas, Eastern Caribbean, the British Virgin Islands, the Turks and Caicos Islands, the U.S. Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands and the Dominican Republic.