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Fuel Methodology

UPS Air Cargo utilizes a kerosene type Fuel Price Index (FPI) reported on the US Department of Energy’s website to calculate fuel surcharges. The surcharge will increase or decrease when the FPI passes trigger points for two consecutive weeks.

Fuel Surcharges

Fuel & Security Surcharges

Fuel Surcharge

View the current Air Cargo Fuel Surcharge Table

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Security Surcharge

View the current Air Cargo Security Surcharge Table

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* Limited historical information is available upon request by contacting your local Air Cargo Sales Representative

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U.S. Export Screening Surcharge

All U.S. export cargo shipments must be screened for UPS flights bound for international destinations. Customers can choose to tender cargo to UPS Air Cargo pre-screened, under the TSA chain of custody requirements. If customers choose to tender cargo unscreened, there will be a surcharge of $0.12/kg on chargeable weight, with a minimum of $10.00.

U.S. Market Demand Surcharge

As a result of increasing operational costs, UPS Air Cargo has increased the “Market Demand” surcharge for all U.S. origin shipments (excluding MIA), and is applicable to all domestic and international destinations. Effective April 20, 2022, the Market Demand surcharge will be $0.25/kg (MM $25.00), for U.S. origin to international destinations, and $0.12/lb (MM $25.00), for U.S. domestic shipments, based on the chargeable shipment weight. This surcharge is applicable to all Priority and Reserved Air Cargo shipments, (Loose or Prebuilt Units). The code issued on billing invoices for this surcharge will be indicated as a “Capacity Surcharge”.