UPS will increase its ground and air freight rates for shipments
between the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico by an average of 4.9
percent starting Dec. 30, while DHL will raise its rates by 3.9 percent
in the U.S. starting Jan. 2.
In June, UPS implemented a general rate increase for its UPS Freight
offerings between the U.S., Canada and Mexico of 5.9 percent.
On Dec. 30, UPS will also increase surcharge fees, adding $1 to the
hazardous materials charge for ground services within the U.S. and
adding $2.50 when shipping hazardous materials by air. Internationally,
the hazardous material surcharge will rise by $4.
For more about the rate changes, visit the UPS website
DHL is raising its dangerous goods surcharge by $5.50; the rest of its increases can be viewed in its rate guide
"DHL Express adjusts its prices annually, taking into account
inflation and rising costs in the more than 220 countries and
territories that it serves," according to a company press release.
"Customers should refer to their current DHL agreement to determine the
impact of these changes."
Earlier in November, FedEx said it would
increase its U.S. package and freight rates for 2014 by an average of
3.9 percent beginning on Jan. 6.