UPS announced that the published rates for its UPS Ground and UPS Air services will increase by an average of 5.9% effective December 26, 2021.
But as has been the case for several years, UPS rates increase in late December after Christmas, while the other carriers increase their rates in early January.
- Preview 2022 UPS Daily Package Rates
- Preview 2022 UPS Alaska and Hawaii Daily Package Rates
- Preview 2022 UPS Hundredweight Service Package Rates
UPS is also increasing the rates for certain Value-Added services and Other Charges:
As of January 9, 2022, the carrier will also be renaming “Peak Surcharges” to “Peak/Demand Surcharges” and adjusting the Zip Codes for which Area Surcharges will apply.
- Preview 2022 Changes to Area Surcharge Zip Code Listing
- Preview 2022 Area Surcharge Zip Code Listing
- Preview 2022 Extended Area Surcharge Zip Code Listing
Also, the list of Zip Codes to which the Remote Area Surcharge applies will include select Zip Codes in the 48 contiguous states.
UPS did not explain why it is changing the name of the Peak Surcharges to add the word “Demand” now.
“Peak” is the defacto standard term in the industry to identify the holiday season. Is UPS preparing for the possibility of implementing short-term surcharges during other times of the year?
UPS Air Freight Rate Adjustments
On December 26, 2021, UPS is also adjusting its rates by an average increase of 5.2% for UPS Air Freight within and between the US, Canada, and Puerto Rico.
- Preview 2022 UPS Air Freight Rates
- Preview 2022 UPS Air Freight Accessorial Rate changes
- Preview 2022 US Origin UPS® Air Freight Premium Direct Rates
Other UPS Adjustments
Along with this price increase announcement, UPS also announced an update to its US Fuel Surcharges for Ground and Air services, effective November 15.
And shippers should not forget about applicable Peak Surcharges, some of which are already in effect for this holiday season.
For more information about UPS rate adjustments, please see the UPS Website.
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