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 and do not receive a weekly bill, a fuel surcharge will be included in your charges.

The following table illustrates the Fuel Surcharge history:

90-Day Fuel Surcharge History

Effective Start Date

International Air Export Surcharge

International Air Import Surcharge

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International Air-Export and International Air-Import Fuel Surcharge

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 International Air-Export and International Air-Import Fuel Surcharge will be set in relation to the following table:

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

At Least

But Less Than

International Air Export Surcharge

International Air Import Surcharge

Fuel Surcharge percentages and thresholds are subject to change without prior notice. If the Fuel Surcharge falls below or above the published range, or there are changes to the thresholds, the above table will be updated. Regardless of EIA reported average fuel prices or the table above, the actual fuel surcharge percentages posted above will apply for the periods specified.

For the reported jet fuel pricing information, please see the EIA´s U.S. Gulf Coast (USGC) Jet Fuel Prices. If the jet fuel pricing information reported by the EIA is delayed, UPS may use reported jet fuel pricing information from an earlier week.

Download the EIA's U.S. Gulf Coast (USGC) Jet Fuel PricesOpen the link in a new window

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Services Affected

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

  • One-Time Pickup Charges
  • UPS Next Day Air® Early/UPS Express Plus Charges
  • International Extended Area Charges
  • Remote Delivery Charges
  • Saturday Delivery
  • Saturday Pickup
  • Additional Handling, Large Package, and Over Maximum Limits
  • Delivery Confirmation Signature Required (DCSR)
  • Delivery Confirmation Adult Signature Required DCASR)
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