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Additional Charges

Missing or Invalid Account Number Fee

An account number is invalid if it is not the correct account number for the bill-to party, or if it is the account number for a consignee or third party who fails to pay the shipping charges.

  • A charge per shipment will be assessed for domestic (if available) and international shipments with a missing or invalid payor account number. Additionally, if the consignee or third party fails to pay the shipping charges, the original shipper will be billed a refusal fee plus the shipping charges.

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Over Maximum Limits

Packages with an actual weight of more than 150 pounds (70 kg), or that exceed 108 inches (274 cm) in length or a total of 157 inches (400 cm) in length and girth combined, as measured to determine their billable weight, are not accepted for transportation. These packages are subject to an Over Maximum Limits surcharge, in addition to all other applicable charges, if found in the UPS small package system.

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Extended Area and Remote Area Surcharges

Extended Area Surcharge
UPS provides service in extended areas as well as urban areas. An additional charge applies for each shipment that is picked up or delivered in an extended area.

Remote Area Surcharge
A charge applies for delivery to an area beyond UPS Extended Areas, which are less accessible for deliveries.

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Undeliverable Package

Packages rejected by the consignee, or that cannot be delivered due to causes beyond the control of UPS, will be held by UPS. The shipper will then be contacted for further instructions. The UPS service guarantee does not apply to Undeliverable Packages that are returned to the sender. An undeliverable returns surcharge will be applied in addition to other applicable charges.

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UPS Worldwide Express Plus

In addition to the regular shipping costs associated with your UPS Worldwide ExpressSM shipment, UPS will impose a surcharge for each shipment to the United States, Asia, Canada, Latin America and Europe. You can calculate the charges using the Additional Charges table.

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Large Package Surcharge

A Large Package Surcharge will be applied to each UPS package when its length plus girth [(2 x width) + (2 x height)] combined exceeds 118 inches, but does not exceed the maximum UPS size of 157 inches.

Large Packages are subject to a minimum billable weight of 90 pounds in addition to the Large Package Surcharge.

An Additional Handling charge will not be assessed when a Large Package Surcharge is applied.

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