International Shipping

International Shipping

Tropical: Serving the Caribbean and Beyond

When Tropical Shipping joined the Saltchuk family of companies in 2014, Saltchuk added international shipping as a new line of business.  For over 50 years, Tropical has provided the fastest, most reliable transportation and logistics services to The Bahamas and the Caribbean.  From Canada to Guyana, and destinations between, Tropical Shipping meets customers’ freight-shipping needs with full-service cargo logistics, warehousing, and consolidation, state-of-the-art facilities in select seaside ports, as well as, cargo insurance.

Saltchuk’s International Shipping Business

While international shipping may be a newer addition to our family of companies, our commitment to the Caribbean began more than 18 years ago with our U.S. flag operation serving Puerto Rico. Tropical’s foreign flag fleet provides service to the balance of the region and furthers our commitment to the Caribbean market. Tropical Shipping’s relationship with its Caribbean neighbors is deep and lasting, built on leadership, trust, responsiveness and good corporate citizenship.

Services Provided

Quick Facts

  • Founded in 1963
  • 1,270+ employees
  • Serves 30 ports throughout the Caribbean
  • Operates 17 vessels
  • Approx. 13,000 container fleet
  • 3,100 refrigerated containers
  • Approx. 4,400 chassis



Specializing in FCL, LCL and airfreight consolidations, Caribtrans has been moving cargo from across the US throughout the Caribbean since 1985.

Deluxe Freight LLC

Deluxe Freight has offered exclusive freight forwarding solutions to the Cayman Islands since 1996 and has built a reputation of providing white-glove service.

Seven Seas Insurance 

Seven Seas Insurance Company has been writing “All Risk” marine cargo coverage with zero deductible since 1967. The company holds a rating of A (Excellent) from AM Best and is known for its fast claim service. Seven Seas customers rest easy with the knowledge their claims will be paid by a reliable company.

Tropical Shipping

From Canada to South Florida, Tropical Shipping operates state-of-the-art facilities in select seaside ports to meet your freight-shipping needs to and from The Caribbean and The Bahamas. Offering fixed day sailings, complete FCL, LCL and consolidation services, national pickup, and more since 1965.

VI Cargo

VI Cargo provides weekly freight forwarding from Miami to St Croix since 1993.