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After years on the move, Tropical Controller finds home in Florida

Patti Tripp: ‘I want to continue to learn new things that will help me to keep advancing my career.’ By Hilary Reeves If there was anything constant about the early years of Patti Tripp’s career, it’s that she was constantly

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Tropical Lead Mechanic named 2018 Saltchuk Safety Award winner

Edilio Brito will receive the President’s Award for Innovation in Safety for his commitment to improving forklift visibility. By Hilary Reeves Tropical Shipping Lead Mechanic and 2018 Saltchuk Safety Award winner Edilio Brito grew up in Miami, a talented guitarist

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Tropical VP works to make ‘big dreams’ reality for Caribbean

“I’ve had quite the journey since my return to Tropical,” he said. “In my current role, I work with our NVOCC teams at Caribtrans, Deluxe, and VI Cargo to seek opportunities to grow their business and develop the strategy for the future. The Global Logistics side is where we partner with industry leaders to offer logistics services from around the world to our Caribbean customers, regardless of whether it’s less than container-load or full container-loads.  In addition, I work to support our LCL Warehouses for Tropical in West Palm Beach and Miami where we handle small-package receiving and consolidation services.”

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St. Maarten Island Manager turned setback into success

Keyla van Heyningen had been Tropical’s St. Maarten Island Manager for only a day when Category 5 Hurricane Irma crippled the island. By Hilary Reeves In 2015, Keyla van Heyningen was managing a produce company that imported goods from the

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Tropical CEO welcomes new ships, sees improved service

Six new container vessels specifically designed for Tropical’s ports of call mark the largest shipbuilding program in Jeff Fiser’s storied career with the company. By Hilary Reeves On the morning of his first interview at Tropical Shipping, Jeff Fiser dressed

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Former TOTE Alaska supervisor learning the ropes at Tropical

Ashley Slater moved from Anchorage to Palm Beach for a ‘change of scenery.’ By Hilary Reeves Ashley Slater began her career at TOTE Maritime Alaska in Anchorage. After four years, she decided she needed a “change of scenery.” “(In Alaska),

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ACMF to honor the career of Saltchuk’s Rick Murrell at annual benefit

Since setting a new course for Tropical, Murrell eyes other opportunities to ride the wave of the future. By Hilary Reeves The American Caribbean Maritime Foundation (ACMF) has announced it will honor the career achievements of Saltchuk Senior Vice President

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TOTE and Tropical raise funds and pack meals for those impacted by the hurricanes, Saltchuk companies come together to support colleagues

TOTE Maritime partners with Hunger Fight to send emergency meals This week, 36 stateside TOTE Maritime employees in Jacksonville, Florida spent two hours packing meals for their fellow employees in Puerto Rico. In partnership with the local charity Hunger Fight,

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Foss Maritime Center lead credits project’s early success to the ‘folks in the seats’

Chris Wolf: ‘There’s little to limit the potential…’ By Hilary Reeves Chris Wolf joined Foss Maritime as a dispatcher in 1984. “I’ll never forget my interview with Steve Scalzo,” he said. “I made a commitment that I was in for

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