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Tropical Shipping Adds New Vessel to Fleet (2001)

Reprinted from The Florida Shipper - December 24, 2001

(Contracted by SDUSA along with sister TROPIC UNITY)

Tropical Shipping celebrated the arrival of its newest ship, the Tropic Carib.

Loaded with 927 new twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs), the Tropic Carib arrived at the Port of Palm Beach on November 25.

Built in Shanghai, China by Shanghai Edward Shipyard, the Tropic Carib has a total capacity of 973-TEUs including 187 regrigerated equipment points. Operating at a service speed 20 knots, the ship's length overall is 159.9 meters and has a beam of 22.6 meters. The Tropic Carib is equipped with a bow thruster, stern thruster, variable pitch propeller and a schilling rudder, which enhances the control and maneuverability of the vessel.

The new vessel will be deployed in Tropical's eastern Caribbean and Virgin Islands liner service, which provides weekly service from the U.S. to Barbados, Grenada, St. Lucia, Trinidad and the U.S.V.I.

"For Tropical Shipping, the Tropic Carib plays an exciting role in our continuing growth," said Jack Mylott, vice president Sales and Trade Lane Management. "This reinforces our commitment to the Caribbean and to meeting our customers needs with speed, capacity and quality of service".

Ranked as a leader of containerized shipping services to the Caribbean region, Tropical Shipping owns and operates a fleet of 17 vessels serving ports throughout the Bahamas, Virgin Islands and Caribbean basin.

With its headquarters at the Port of Palm Beach, Tropical has a network of shipping partners and receiving locations connecting the U.S., Canada, Europe, United Kingdom and Far East with the Caribbean.

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