Tropical Shipping is committed to the Caribbean market and its changing needs. We have invested $150 million in six new vessels that are custom-built to better serve the region. The vessels are being built at Guangzhou, Wenchong Shipyard, China and the first ship will join our fleet in this fall with the rest arriving over the next six months.
The vessels are faster, bigger, safer and eco-friendly for improved service. The four Carib Class ships are similar to our Tropic Carib and Tropic Unity while the two Mini Express Class vessels are similar to the Tropic Express. All of the vessels include the latest technology and equipment, making them safer and more reliable.
The Carib-Class ships have a capacity of 1,100 TEUs and can travel up to 20 knots. These will serve ports in Halifax, Canada, Palm Beach, FL, as well as Puerto Rico, the Eastern Caribbean and the Virgin Islands. The smaller Mini Express Class will carry up to 300 TEUs with a speed of 14 knots. They can deliver cargo in ports as shallow as 12 feet and will serve Providenciales, Marsh Harbour, The Bahamas, Turks and Caicos and the Dominican Republic.