October 20, 2008, 12:00 AM

UPS Ground shipping rates to rise by an average of 5.9% in 2009

UPS will raise 2009 rates by an average of 5.9% on ground shipments and by an average of 4.9% on all air express and U.S. origin international shipments, the company says.

 

UPS will raise 2009 rates by an average of 5.9% on ground shipments and by an average of 4.9% on all air express and U.S. origin international shipments, the company says.

The rate increase for air express and international shipments is based on a basic rate increase of 6.9%, minus a 2% reduction in the fuel surcharge, UPS says.

UPS will increase 2009 freight rates by an average of 5.9%. All 2009 rate increases go into effect on Jan. 5, UPS says.

FedEx Corp. has also announced a 2009 rate increase for its air express shipments of 6.9%, though it says the increase will also be partially offset by a reduction in the fuel surcharge. FedEx has said it will also announce a 2009 rate increase for FedEx Ground before the end of this year.

 

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