UPS has released new published rates for 2012, including a net increase of 4.9% for UPS Ground packages and a net increase of 4.9% on all UPS Air services and U.S.-origin international shipments.
The rate increase for UPS Ground shipments is based on a 5.9% increase in the base rate, less a 2 percentage point reduction to the index-based ground fuel surcharge. The rate increase for UPS Air and international services shipments is based on a 6.9% increase in the base rate, less a percentage point reduction to the index-based air and international fuel surcharge.
Additionally, UPS Next Day Air Freight and UPS 2nd Day Air Freight rates for shipments within and between the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico will increase 5.9%. UPS 3 Day Freight rates will remain unchanged.
Earlier this year, UPS Freight raised rates by 6.9%. Those rates, which went into effect in August, remain unchanged.
Updated rate and service information is posted on www.ups.com/rates. On Jan. 2, 2012, when the new rates take effect, customers can download the 2012 Rate and Service Guide.