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2021 FedEx Rate Changes Overview

2021 FedEx Rate Changes Overview

Last modified: January 15, 2021.

Last modified: January 15, 2021.

FedEx Express Changes

Information about the Peak Surcharges for FedEx Express international shipments has moved to the Peak Surcharges and Fees tab.


FedEx will implement the following changes to fees and other surcharges, effective January 4, 2021 unless otherwise noted*:

Special Handling Fees 2020 2021
Additional Handling Surcharge

$15 per shipment 

$21 per shipment between Oct. 5, 2020 – Jan. 3, 2021 for intra-Canada package services

$22 per shipment beginning Jan. 18, 2021 for intra-Canada package services until further notice

$24 per shipment between Jan. 4 – 17, 2021 for intra-Canada package services

$18 per shipment for international package services

Address Correction Fee

$14.50 per shipment $15 per shipment

Extended Service Area Surcharge 

(Intra-Canada Package and Freight Services except Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Yukon and select postal codes in Newfoundland and Labrador, Quebec, Manitoba, Alberta, and British Columbia**)

Greater of $23 or $0.46 per lb. (0.5 kg) per shipment Greater of $23.70 or $0.47 per lb. (0.5 kg) per shipment

Extended Service Area Surcharge

(Intra-Canada Package and Freight Services picked up or delivered to Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Yukon and select postal codes in Newfoundland and Labrador, Quebec, Manitoba, Alberta, and British Columbia** only)

Greater of $100 or $3.30 per lb. (0.5 kg) per shipment Greater of $105 or $3.50 per lb. (0.5 kg) per shipment

** The Extended Service Area Surcharge will be the greater of $105 or $3.50 per lb. (0.5 kg) per shipment for intra-Canada packages and freight picked up or delivered to postal codes starting with A0K, A0P, A0R, A2V, G0G, G4T, J0M, R0B, T0P, T0V, V0L, V0T, V0V, or V0W.
Extended Service Area Surcharge

(International Package and Freight Services)
Greater of $30 or $0.40 per lb. (0.5 kg) per shipment Greater of $31 or $0.40 per lb. (0.5  kg) per shipment
Direct Signature Required $4.50 per shipment $5 per shipment
Adult Signature Required $6.25 per shipment $6.75 per shipment

Oversize Charge

$85 per shipment

$135 per shipment between Oct. 5, 2020 – Jan. 3, 2021 for intra-Canada package services

$120 per shipment beginning Jan. 18, 2021 for intra-Canada package services until further notice

$140 per shipment between Jan. 4 – 17, 2021 for intra-Canada package services

$90 per shipment for international package services

Residential Delivery Surcharge 

(package services)

$3.85 per shipment $4.05 per shipment

Third-Party Billing Surcharge

(Intra-Canada Services)

$6 per shipment $6.50 per shipment

Third-Party Billing Surcharge

(International Services)

2.50% of transportation charges, surcharges and additional fees (not including duties, taxes and ancillary clearance service fees) 2.75% of transportation charges, surcharges and additional fees (not including duties, taxes and ancillary clearance service fees)

FedEx will implement the following criterion for the Additional Handling Surcharge (Dimension) and enable certain US ZIP codes for the Extended Service Area Surcharge for FedEx Express services , effective January 18, 2021.*

Special Handling Fee Applicable Services Charges

Additional Handling Surcharge

The following will be added to the existing criteria under the Dimension heading:

  • measures greater than 105 inches (266 cm) in length and girth (the length and girth is length plus two times the height plus two times the width)
Intra-Canada Package Services
International Package Services

$22 per shipment for intra-Canada package services

$18 per shipment for international package services

Extended Service Area Surcharge

Certain international shipments to/from the U.S. will be assessed an Extended Service Area Surcharge. These U.S. locations will be in addition to the international postal codes or locations where these surcharges currently apply.

International Freight Services

Greater of $31 or $0.40 per lb. (0.5 kg) per shipment

See US ZIP codes where this surcharge will apply per shipment


Fuel Surcharge

There will be changes to the applicable surcharges for the FedEx Express and FedEx Ground fuel surcharge assessment. For details, please see Fuel Surcharges.


Please note that the 2021 rate and surcharge changes will be automatically updated for customers obtaining courtesy rate quotes using FedEx Ship Manager™ at fedex.ca, FedEx Ship Manager Lite, FedEx Web Services (including FedEx Compatible), and the Get Rates and Transit Times application. 

FedEx Ship Manager Hardware/Software and FedEx Ship Manager™ Server applications require an update to receive the 2021 rates. The update will be made available for download, when it becomes available later in January. The update will be received as soon as the software communicates with FedEx. If you encounter an issue with the 2021 rate update, please contact the Technical Support Hotline at 1.877.339.2774.

FedEx Compatible Solutions Program customers using Web Services will receive the 2021 rate update automatically. Compatible customers using the FedEx Ship Manager™ Server application will require an update to receive the 2021 rates. The update will be made available for download, when it becomes available later in January. The update will be received as soon as the software communicates with FedEx. If there is an issue with the 2021 rate update, customers should contact their Compatible provider for support.

 

*Check your FedEx shipping agreement to determine the net impact of these changes to your shipping costs. Please consult the FedEx Service Guide for additional details regarding applicable services and definitions.

FedEx Ground Changes

FedEx will implement the following changes to fees and other surcharges, effective January 4, 2021 unless otherwise noted*:

Special Handling Fees 2020 2021
Additional Handling Surcharge $15 per package $18 per package
Peak – Additional Handling Surcharge $6 per package between Oct. 5, 2020 – Jan. 3, 2021

$6 per package between Jan. 4 – 17, 2021

$4 per package beginning Jan. 18, 2021

Address Correction Fee $14.50 per package $15 per package
Direct Signature Required $4.50 per package $5 per package
Adult Signature Required $6.25 per package $6.75 per package
Oversize Charge $85 per package $90 per package
Peak – Oversize Charge $50 per package between Oct. 5, 2020 – Jan. 3, 2021 $50 per package between Jan. 4 – 17, 2021

$30 per package beginning Jan. 18, 2021
Remote Rural Surcharge $6, $14.75 or $100 per package depending on destination postal codes. An additional fee of $25 will be applied to packages weighing over 100 lbs. (46 kg) that are shipped to these destinations. $6.25, $15 or $115 per package depending on destination postal codes. An additional fee of $30 will be applied to packages weighing over 100 lbs. (46 kg) that are shipped to these destinations.

Residential Delivery Surcharge

$3.85 per package

$4.05 per package

Third-Party Billing Surcharge

$6 per package

$6.50 per package

Unauthorized Package Fee $800 per package $900 per package

Peak – Unauthorized Package Fee

$450 per package between Oct. 5 2020 – Jan. 3, 2021

$450 per package between Jan. 4 – 17, 2021

Declared Value

$3 per $100 of declared value

$3.50 per $100 of declared value

FedEx will implement the following criterion for the Additional Handling Surcharge (Dimension) for FedEx Ground services, effective January 18, 2021.*

Special Handling Fee Applicable Services Charges

Additional Handling Surcharge (Dimension)


The following will be added to the existing criteria under the Dimension heading:

  • measures greater than 105 inches (266 cm) in length and girth (length and girth is length plus two times the height plus two times the width)
Intra-Canada Services
International Services
$18 per package

Fuel Surcharge

There will be changes to the applicable surcharges for the FedEx Express and FedEx Ground fuel surcharge assessment. For details, please see the Fuel Surcharge page.


Please note that the 2021 rate and surcharge changes will be automatically updated for customers obtaining courtesy rate quotes using FedEx Ship Manager™ at fedex.ca, FedEx Ship Manager Lite, FedEx Web Services (including FedEx Compatible), and the Get Rates and Transit Times application. 

FedEx Ship Manager Hardware/Software and FedEx Ship Manager™ Server applications require an update to receive the 2021 rates. The update will be made available for download, when it becomes available later in January. The update will be received as soon as the software communicates with FedEx. If you encounter an issue with the 2021 rate update, please contact the Technical Support Hotline at 1.877.339.2774.

FedEx Compatible Solutions Program customers using Web Services will receive the 2021 rate update automatically. Compatible customers using the FedEx Ship Manager™ Server application will require an update to receive the 2021 rates. The update will be made available for download, when it becomes available later in January. The update will be received as soon as the software communicates with FedEx. If there is an issue with the 2021 rate update, customers should contact their Compatible provider for support.

 

*Check your FedEx shipping agreement to determine the net impact of these changes to your shipping costs. Please consult the FedEx Service Guide for additional details regarding applicable services and definitions.

FedEx Freight Changes

  • Rate change affects the FXF PZONE, FXF EZONE, FXF 1000, FXF 501, FXFC 1100 and other related series base rates. The effect of the rate increase will vary for individual shippers and shipments, based on such factors as geography, lane and service.

  • Rate change applies to eligible FedEx Freight shipments within Canada, between the contiguous U.S. and Canada, within the U.S. (including Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands), between the contiguous U.S. and Mexico and within Mexico. Additional changes will include absolute minimum charges and optional and additional service fees and charges.


The following optional and additional charge changes will take effect Jan. 4, 2021, unless otherwise noted:1

Special Handling Fees

2020

2021

Collect on Delivery (COD): Item 430-2B

6% of the COD amount, $110 minimum charge

6% of the COD amount, $116 minimum charge

Detention: Item 500-2-2B

A. Straight truck — $85 per hour or fraction thereof.

B. Other than straight truck — $102 per hour or fraction thereof.

A. Straight truck — $90 per hour or fraction thereof.

B. Other than straight truck — $108 per hour or fraction thereof.

Exhibition Sites: Item 520-1-2b

$166 per shipment

$176 per shipment

Extreme Length: Item 530

$195 per shipment when containing any handling unit with a dimension of 12 feet (3.66 metres) or greater in length

$207 per shipment when containing any handling unit with a dimension of 12 feet (3.66 metres) or greater in length

Hazardous Material Handling: Item 920-1-2B

$50 per shipment

$53 per shipment

Inside Pickup or Delivery: Item 566-1-2B

$7.05 per hundredweight, $62 minimum charge

$7.47 per hundredweight, $66 minimum charge

Liftgate Service: Item 890-1-2B

$145 per shipment

$154 per shipment

Limited Access Pickup or Delivery: Item 750-8-2B

$110 per shipment

$116 per shipment

Notification Prior to Delivery: Item 750-3-2B

$65 per shipment

$61 per shipment

Over Length: Item 525

$101 per shipment when containing any handling unit with a dimension of 8 feet (2.44 metres) or greater in length and less than 12 feet (3.66 metres) in length

$107 per shipment when containing any handling unit with a dimension of 8 feet (2.44 metres) or greater in length and less than 12 feet (3.66 metres) in length

Redelivery: Item 830-2B

$7.98 per hundredweight, $58 minimum charge, $456 maximum per shipment

$8.45 per hundredweight, $61 minimum charge, $483 maximum per shipment

Residential Pickup or Delivery: Item 750-2-2B

$110 per shipment

$116 per shipment

1FedEx Freight offers optional and additional services to easily customize each shipment. These are the facts on our most popular optional and additional services only. Charges in this document are for informational purposes only and refer to intra-Canada services unless otherwise specified. Charges are subject to change without notice. Refer to the FXF 100 Series Rules Tariff for all services, terms and conditions.

Peak Surcharges and Fees

FedEx continues to keep commerce moving and delivering critical shipments to homes during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The impact of the virus continues to generate a surge in volume, and we are experiencing extremely high demand for capacity and increased operating costs across our network. We anticipate residential volume to continue to surge into the new year.

To continue providing our customers with the best possible service during this challenging time, we will continue to implement the following surcharges and fees.

FedEx Express

Surcharge Name Applicable Services Peak Surcharge Amount (Base Charge + Additional Peak Charge) Effective Dates
Oversize Charge** Intra-Canada Package Services

$135 per shipment

$140 per shipment

$120 per shipment

Oct. 5, 2020 – Jan. 3, 2021 

Jan. 4, 2021 – Jan. 17, 2021

Jan. 18, 2021 until further notice

Additional Handling Surcharge** Intra-Canada Package Services

$21 per shipment

$24 per shipment

$22 per shipment

Oct. 5, 2020 – Jan. 3, 2021 

Jan. 4, 2021 – Jan. 17, 2021

Jan. 18, 2021 until further notice

Peak –Residential Delivery Charge Intra-Canada Package Services See Chart Below Nov. 2, 2020 – Jan. 17, 2021

Jan. 18, 2021 until further notice

FedEx Ground

Surcharge Name Applicable Services Base Surcharge Amount Additional Peak Surcharge Amount Effective Dates
Peak – Oversize Charge Intra-Canada Service and
International Service
$85 per package

$90 per package

$90 per package
$50 per package


$50 per package


$30 per package
Oct. 5, 2020 – Jan. 3, 2021

Jan. 4, 2021– Jan. 17, 2021

Jan. 18, 2021 until further notice
Peak – Additional Handling Surcharge Intra-Canada Service and 
International Service
$15 per package

$18 per package

$18 per package
$6 per package


$6 per package


$4 per package
Oct. 5, 2020 – Jan. 3, 2021

Jan. 4, 2021– Jan. 17, 2021

Jan. 18, 2021 until further notice
Peak – Unauthorized Package Fee Intra-Canada Service and 
International Service
$800 per package

$900 per package
$450 per package

$450 per package
Oct. 5, 2020 – Jan. 3, 2021

Jan. 4, 2021– Jan. 17, 2021
Peak – Residential Delivery Charge Intra-Canada Service
N/A See Chart Below Nov. 2, 2020 – Jan. 17, 2021

Jan. 18, 2021 until further notice

Peak — Residential Delivery Charge

Customers at the enterprise level who meet a certain volume threshold (as indicated below) will continue to be charged a Peak — Residential Delivery Charge for shipments/packages shipped after Jan.17, 2021. The scope of a customer's volume shall be determined by FedEx in its sole discretion. The Peak — Residential Delivery Charge will be assessed in addition to the customer’s Residential Delivery Charge. Any contracted discount the customer may have on the Residential Delivery Charge will not apply to the Peak — Residential Delivery Charge. For invoicing purposes, this charge will be combined with the customer’s Residential Delivery Charge.

  • Effective January 18, 2021, for customers who shipped more than 7,000 weekly average packages (total for FedEx Express and FedEx Ground Canada domestic residential and commercial combined) during the month of December 2020*, the Peak — Residential Delivery Charge below will apply.

  • FedEx will assess the surcharge for qualifying customers every month thereafter until further notice. The surcharge will be assessed for customers who shipped more than 7,000 weekly average packages (total for FedEx Express and FedEx Ground Canada domestic residential and commercial combined) in the previous month, and it will be applied effective the 15th of that month. For example, in the month of February 2021, FedEx will assess qualifying customers based on their volume in the month of January 2021, and it will be applied effective Feb. 15, 2021.

    *For weeks with holidays or where part of a week falls in another month, weekly average value will be prorated based on the FedEx normal operating days during a full, non-holiday week.
     

FedEx Express

Charge Name Applicable Services Surcharge Amount Effective Dates
Peak – Residential Delivery Charge Intra-Canada Package Services $0.30 per shipment Jan. 18, 2021 until further notice

FedEx Ground

Charge Name Applicable Services Surcharge Amount Effective Dates
Peak – Residential Delivery Charge Intra-Canada Service $0.30 per package Jan. 18, 2021 until further notice

FedEx Express

We announced a peak surcharge on all FedEx Express international shipments beginning April 6, 2020.

We implemented this surcharge due to the various COVID-19 containment restrictions issued in countries around the world. The restrictions are disrupting the global supply chain. As a result, air cargo capacity is limited, and we are incurring incremental costs as we adjust our international networks to best deliver much-needed goods and services in this constrained environment.

The surcharge does not apply to intra-Canada shipments.

Beginning Jan. 25, 2021, the surcharge amount for FedEx Express international package and freight shipments originating in Japan, Singapore, Thailand, and South Korea will increase from $0.14 per lb. (0.5 kg) to $0.65 per lb. (0.5 kg).

For more information on the FedEx response to COVID-19, click here.

Special Handling Fees
Peak Surcharge
Applicable Services Charges
Export
Canada to all destinations, including the U.S.
International Package Services
$0.14 per lb. (0.5 kg) with a minimum of $1.40 per shipment
  International Freight Services $0.14 per lb. (0.5 kg) with a minimum of $70 per shipment
     
Import
From China (Zone N) to Canada

International Package Services $1.26 per lb. (0.5 kg) with a minimum of $1.40 per shipment1
  International Freight Services $2.24 per lb. (0.5 kg) with a minimum of $70 per shipment2
     
Import
From Asia (Zone K & M) to Canada

International Package Services $0.65 per lb. (0.5 kg) with a minimum of $1.40 per shipment3
  International Freight Services $0.65 per lb. (0.5 kg) with a minimum of $70 per shipment3
     
Import
From Europe & MEISA to Canada

International Package Services $0.14 per lb. (0.5 kg) with a minimum of $1.40 per shipment4
  International Freight Services $0.14 per lb. (0.5 kg) with a minimum of $70 per shipment4
     
Import
From Japan, Singapore, Thailand (Zone I) and South Korea (Zone J) to Canada
International Package Services $0.14 per lb. (0.5 kg) with a minimum of $1.40 per shipment5
  International Freight Services $0.14 per lb. (0.5 kg) with a minimum of $70 per shipment5
     
From all other zones to Canada
International Package Services $0.14 per lb. (0.5 kg) with a minimum of $1.40 per shipment
  International Freight Services $0.14 per lb. (0.5 kg) with a minimum of $70 per shipment

** During the period Oct 5, 2020 – Jan 17, 2021, the Additional Peak Charge of the Oversize Charge is $50 per shipment and the Additional Peak Charge of the Additional Handling Surcharge is $6 per shipment. Starting Jan. 18, 2021 until further notice, the Additional Peak Charge of the Oversize Charge is $30 per shipment and the Additional Peak Charge of the Additional Handling Surcharge is $4 per shipment.
† The Peak Surcharge will be assessed in addition to the base surcharge amount and will appear as a separate line item on your invoice.
1 Increased from $0.65 per lb. (0.5 kg) to $1.26 per lb. (0.5 kg) beginning April 27, 2020 through Nov. 29, 2020 and increased from $1.26 per lb. (0.5 kg) to $1.50 per lb. (0.5 kg) beginning Nov. 30 through Dec. 27, 2020. Beginning Dec. 28, 2020, the surcharge amount returned to $1.26 per lb. (0.5 kg).
2 Increased from $1.26 per lb. (0.5 kg) to $2.24 per lb. (0.5 kg) beginning May 25, 2020.
3 Increased from $0.14 per lb. (0.5 kg) to $0.65 per lb. (0.5 kg) beginning August 10, 2020.
4 Increased from $0.14 per lb. (0.5 kg) to $0.30 per lb. (0.5 kg) beginning November 2, 2020 through December 27, 2020. Beginning Dec. 28, 2020, the surcharge amount returned to $0.14 per lb. (0.5 kg).
5 Increased from $0.14 per lb. (0.5 kg) to $0.65 per lb. (0.5 kg) beginning Nov. 30 through Dec. 27, 2020. Beginning Dec. 28, 2020, the surcharge amount returned to $0.14 per lb. (0.5 kg). Beginning Jan. 25, 2020, the surcharge will increase from $0.14 per lb. (0.5 kg) to $0.65 per lb. (0.5 kg).

Customers at the enterprise level who meet a certain volume threshold (as indicated below) will be charged a Peak — Residential Delivery Charge for shipments/packages shipped during Nov. 2, 2020–Jan.17, 2021. The scope of a customer's volume shall be determined by FedEx in its sole discretion. The Peak — Residential Delivery Charge will be assessed in addition to the customer’s Residential Delivery Charge. Any contracted discount the customer may have on the Residential Delivery Charge will not apply to the Peak — Residential Delivery Charge. For invoicing purposes, this charge will be combined with the customer’s Residential Delivery Charge.

  • For customers who ship more than 7,000 weekly average packages (total for FedEx Express and FedEx Ground Canada domestic residential and commercial combined) from Oct. 5, 2020–Oct. 18, 2020*, the Peak — Residential Delivery Charge reflected in the chart below will apply Nov. 2, 2020–Dec. 13, 2020. The amount charged will be based on a Peaking Factor, calculated as weekly average packages shipped Oct. 5, 2020–Oct. 18, 2020, divided by weekly average packages shipped Feb. 3, 2020–March 1, 2020, multiplied by 100. Peaking Factor and amount charged are determined separately for FedEx Express and FedEx Ground.

    *For weeks with holidays, weekly average value will be prorated based on the FedEx normal operating days during non-holiday weeks.

  • For customers who ship more than  7,000 weekly average packages (total for FedEx Express and FedEx Ground Canada domestic residential and commercial combined) from Nov. 16, 2020–Nov. 29, 2020*, the Peak — Residential Delivery Charge reflected in the chart below will apply Dec. 14, 2020–Jan. 17, 2021. The amount charged per package will be based on a Peaking Factor, calculated as weekly average packages shipped Nov. 16, 2020–Nov. 29, 2020,* divided by weekly average packages shipped Feb. 3, 2020–March 1, 2020, multiplied by 100. Peaking Factor and amount charged are determined separately for FedEx Express and FedEx Ground.

    *For weeks with holidays, weekly average value will be prorated based on the FedEx normal operating days during non-holiday weeks.

  • Customers who qualify for the Peak — Residential Delivery Charge will be notified of their Peaking Factor prior to the effective date. For customers whose peak volume exceeds 7,000 and who have a Peaking Factor greater than 200%, a peak volume schedule must be discussed and approved by FedEx.

FedEx Express

Charge Name Applicable Services Peaking Factor Surcharge Amount Effective Dates
Peak – Residential Delivery Charge Intra-Canada Package Services >110% to 200% $1.50 per shipment Nov. 2, 2020 – Jan. 17, 2021
>200% $2.50 per shipment Nov. 2, 2020 – Jan. 17, 2021

FedEx Ground

Charge Name Applicable Services Peaking Factor Surcharge Amount Effective Dates
Peak – Residential Delivery Charge Intra-Canada Service >110% to 200% $1.00 per package Nov. 2, 2020 – Jan. 17, 2021
>200% $2.00 per package Nov. 2, 2020 – Jan. 17, 2021