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On August 9, 2019, UPS announced a rate change concerning International Export Fuel surcharges. The announcement states that UPS will increase the International Export Fuel Surcharge 1.0% for all thresholds starting on August 26. This follows the announcement in May in which UPS increased the International Import Fuel Surcharge by 0.5%.

Below is a link to the announcement on the UPS website:

This chart illustrates FedEx’s advantage on fuel when it comes to International Exports. This advantage will increase even more after August 26.

Contact us at to learn about what the UPS surcharge increase, will mean to your company.

TransImpact COO John Howard began his multi-decade career in the parcel industry in 1989 as a Hub Operations Supervisor with UPS. He holds a BBA from NC State University and an MBA, Summa Cum Laude, from Campbell University.

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