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Fuel Surcharge

Billing

If you have a UPS account number, the fuel surcharge will be included on your weekly bill. If you are an occasional UPS customer, a fuel surcharge will be included in your charges.

90-Day Fuel Surcharge History

Effective Start Date

All National Services and International Standard Service Surcharge

All Express Services within the EU* Surcharge

All Express Services & Expedited Services outside the EU Surcharge

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Standard Fuel Surcharge

The Standard Service Fuel Surcharge applies to all UPS Standard shipments. Changes to the surcharge will be effective on Monday of each week, and are based on the consumer prices of diesel fuel set by the European Commission Directorate General (ECDG), inclusive of duties and taxes from two weeks prior, rounded to the nearest cent. For example the surcharge for the week of February 6, 2017 is based on the diesel fuel price for the week on January 23, 2017. Weekly updates are published by the European Commission Directorate General (ECDG) for Energy and Transport in the Oil Bulletin.

The Standard Service Fuel Surcharge will be set in relation to the following table:

Diesel Fuel Price (EUR/1000 litres)

At Least

But Less Than

Surcharge

Fuel surcharges percentages and thresholds are subject to change without prior notice. If the Fuel Surcharge rises above 14.50% or there are changes to the thresholds, the above table will be updated. Regardless of ECDG reported average fuel prices or the table above, the actual fuel surcharge percentages posted above will apply for the periods specified.

For the reported diesel fuel pricing information, please see the European Commission Directorate General for Energy and Transport Oil Bulletin.

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All Express Services and Expedited Service Fuel Surcharges

UPS uses an index-based surcharge that is adjusted weekly. Changes to the surcharge will be effective on Monday of each week. The surcharge will be based on the U.S. Gulf Coast (USGC) price for kerosene-type jet fuel as reported by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) for the week that is two weeks prior to the adjustment, rounded to the nearest cent. For example, the surcharge for the week of February 6, 2017 is based on the U.S. Gulf Coast (USGC) Jet Fuel Price for the week of January 23, 2017.

The Europe Domestic Air/International Air will be set in relation to the following table:

U.S. Gulf Coast (USGC) Jet Fuel Price (USD/Gallon)

At Least

But Less Than

Shipments within the EU*

Shipments outside the EU

Note: Fuel surcharge percentages and amounts, associated trigger points and methods of calculation are subject to change without notice.

Fuel Surcharge percentages and thresholds are subject to change without prior notice. Regardless of EIA reported average fuel prices or the table above, the actual fuel surcharge percentages posted will apply for the periods specified.

For the reported jet fuel pricing information, please see the EIA Gulf Coast (USGC) Jet Fuel Prices.

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Services Affected

Fuel surcharges apply to domestic and international transportation charges including UPS Worldwide Express Freight services, and to the following accessorial charges (where applicable):

  • International Extended Area Charges
  • Remote Delivery Charges
  • Saturday Delivery
  • Residential Delivery
  • Large Package Surcharge
  • Oversize Pallet Handling Surcharge

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Air Freight Fuel Surcharge Information

An Air Freight Fuel Surcharge applies to the following air freight services for all countries in which these services are available:

  • UPS ExpressSM Freight
  • UPS Air Freight DirectSM
  • UPS Air Freight ConsolidatedSM

* For shipments to Jersey, Isle of Man, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Melilla, Ceuta, Canary Islands , Madeira, Azores, Livigno, Campione d'Italia, Mount Athos, Heligoland, Busingen, Wallis & Futuna Islands,St. Pierre & Miquelon, Saint Martin, Saint Barthélemy, Reunion, New Caledonia, Mayotte, Martinique, Guadeloupe, French Polynesia, French Guiana, and Aland Islands, surcharges for "shipments outside the EU" will apply. For all Worldwide Express Freight shipments the "shipments outside the EU" surcharge will apply.

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