Temporary surcharges as of May 20 2021 052021

The intent of this article is to showcase the covid related surcharge as of Nov 1, 2020. The analysis focuses on the China, Hong Kong, Asia, Europe and Others as distinct zones where the surcharges apply.

Import

The items listed below include temporary surcharges on each lane according to parcel origin.

Figure 1. Temporary surcharge cost by carrier by service type. Compares FedEx to UPS rates for each region. Approximately $1 on most service types.

Table 1. Surcharges by carrier by service type.

Figure 2. Import temporary surcharge percentage of transportation charges by weight. On average, packages from China and HK/Taiwan shipped thru FDX have higher proportion of temporary surcharge cost compared to UPS.

Table 2. Import temporary surcharge percentage of transportation charges by weight.

Export

The items below are specific to US-export shipments.

Figure 3. Export temporary surcharge percentage of transportation charges by weight. FDX in general have higher temporary surcharge cost proportion for export shipments from US, only getting close to UPS at 6-100 pound packages on average.

Table 3. Export temporary surcharge percentage of transportation charges by weight.

Updated on May 20, 2021

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