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FedEx and UPS Announce Rate Increases for 2010

Date: 1/4/10

FedEx and UPS have announced their respective rate increases for 2010. FedEx Corp. has announced it will increase the net average shipping rate for FedEx Express by 3.9 percent, which is composed of a 5.9 percent increase in standard list rates, offset by a 2.0 percent reduction in the fuel surcharge. The new rates will be effective Jan. 4, 2010 and apply to U.S. and U.S. export express package and freight shipments. Additional changes will be made to other FedEx Express surcharges effective Jan. 4, 2010.

FedEx Corp. will increase the standard list rates for FedEx Ground and FedEx Home Delivery by an average of 4.9 percent. The new rates will be effective Jan. 4, 2010. Additional changes will be made to other FedEx Ground and FedEx Home Delivery surcharges effective Jan. 4, 2010.

For complete FedEx rate information, please visit http://www.fedex.com/us/rates2010/.

UPS has also announced new list rates for 2010, including an average 4.9 percent increase for UPS Ground and Ground Hundredweight shipments and a net average increase of 4.9 percent on all air express and U.S. origin International shipments.

The increase for air express and international shipments is based on a 6.9 percent increase in the base rate, less a 2 percent reduction in the current fuel surcharge. Updated rate and service information is posted on ups.com/rates. Customers may also use this link to download the 2010 Rate and Service Guide, which provides an explanation of the fuel surcharge calculation methodology along with the new rate tables.

The new UPS rates will take effect on January 4, 2010.

Fortunately, SGMA members have access to SGMA’s Discount Shipping Program, which provides members with lower costs on their FedEx shipping. Click here for more information.

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