Fuel Surcharge


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

90-Day Fuel Surcharge History

Effective Start Date

All Domestic Express Services

All International Express Services & Expedited Service

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All Express Services and Expedited Service Fuel Surcharges

UPS uses an index-based surcharge that is adjusted monthly. The surcharge applicable in each month is determined based on the U.S. Gulf Coast (USGC) price for kerosene-type jet fuel reported by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) two weeks prior to the first Monday of each month, rounded to the nearest cent. For example, the surcharge applied in February 2017 is based on the rounded figure of the (USGC) Jet Fuel Price reported by the EIA 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

Domestic Services

International Services

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. If the reported fuel pricing information is delayed, UPS may use reported fuel pricing information from an earlier week.

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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

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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):

  • Saturday Delivery 
  • Extended Area and Remote Area Collection and Delivery 
  • Residential Delivery
  • Large Package Surcharge
  • Oversize Pallet Charge
  • Additional Handling Charge
  • Over Maximum Limits
  • Peak Surcharges
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