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UPS to raise tariff rates 5.9%, matching FedEx

September 7, 2023


UPS Inc. (NYSE: UPS) said late Thursday that it will raise 2024 tariff rates 5.9% on all air, ground and international services, effective Dec. 26.

The move matches rival FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX), which announced a 5.9% increase late last month.

Both carriers have thus reduced their tariff rate increases by 1 full percentage point from 2023’s record increase of 6.9%. Tariff, or noncontract, rates are infrequently utilized in the parcel-delivery world, where virtually all goods move under contract. However, they generally serve as a jumping-off point for contract negotiations.

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