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FedEx has announced the continuation of its 2020 Peak Surcharges for Oversize, Additional Handling, and Smartpost past the previously-scheduled end date of January 18, 2021. While the surcharges are not as high as the Peak Season Surcharges, the market has been anticipating that these domestic surcharges would finally expire next month. From the carrier’s website:

Updated Dec. 16, 2020: FedEx Peak Surcharges

FedEx continues to keep commerce moving and delivering critical shipments to homes during the COVID-19 pandemic.​

The impact of the virus continues to generate a surge in volume, and we are experiencing extremely high demand for capacity and increased operating costs across our network this holiday peak season. We anticipate volume to continue to surge into the new year.​

To continue providing our customers with the best possible service during this challenging time, we will continue to implement the following surcharges:

Surcharge NameApplicable ServicesSurcharge AmountEffective Date
Peak — Oversize ChargeU.S. Express Package Services, U.S. Ground Services, International Ground Service$30.00 per packageJan. 18, 2021 until further notice
Peak — Additional Handling SurchargeU.S. Express Package Services, U.S. Ground Services, International Ground Service$3.00 per packageJan. 18, 2021 until further notice
Peak SurchargeFedEx SmartPost® Package Services$0.75 per packageJan. 18, 2021 until further notice
FedEx Peak Surcharge Announcement

Click here to visit the FedEx website for more details.

Current FedEx shippers should contact info@transimpact.com for an analysis detailing how the extended Peak Season Surcharges will impact their small parcel shipping costs in 2021.

EVP of Sales & Marketing Jamie Vogel came to TransImpact in 2016 after a career in the hospitality industry, where she held directorial sales positions. She is a past President of the Emerald Isle Business Association and has served as a board member of the Carteret County Tourism Development Authority.

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