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Peak Surcharge

Peak Surcharge

FedEx has kept commerce moving and delivered critical shipments throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. We are entering another holiday peak season during which we expect continued high demand for capacity and increased operating costs across our network.

To continue providing our customers with the best possible service during this challenging time, we are implementing the following peak surcharge: for freight shipments from Europe to US/Canada, an increased surcharge from €0.70 to €2.00 per kilo begins October 4, 2021.

From November 2nd, 2020, the Temporary Surcharge will be reflected on your invoice as ‘Peak Surcharge’.

Updated September 17, 2021

For most shipments China outbound, an increased surcharge from €0.90 to €1.80 per kilo begins April 29, 2020. 

For most shipments China outbound, a decreased surcharge from €1.80 to €0.90 per kilo applies, effective June 22, 2020.

For all shipments, originating in Europe and MEISA to the US and Canada, an increased surcharge from €0.20 to €0.50 per kilo begins November 2, 2020.

For all shipments, originating in Europe and MEISA to the US and Canada, a decreased surcharge from €0.50 to €0.20 per kilo begins December 28, 2020.

For freight shipments between Europe and US/Canada, an increased surcharge from €0.20 to €0.70 per kilo begins May 17, 2021.

For freight shipments from Europe to US/Canada, an increased surcharge from €0.70 to €2.00 per kilo begins October 4, 2021.

Surcharge Amount (DKK per Kilo)

Surcharge amounts below refer to payers in Europe. For inbound or third-party shipments, an export or import peak surcharge based on the originating country or territory is applied.

Export Destinations
Origins Europe US / Canada China Rest of the World
Europe - Parcel 1.50 1.50 1.50 1.50
Europe - Freight 1.50 14.90 1.50 1.50

Parcel Min. Charge: 6.70 DKK / Shipment

Freight Min. Charge: 335.00 DKK / Shipment

Import Origins
Destinations Europe US / Canada China Rest of the World
Europe - Parcel 1.50 1.50 6.70 1.50
Europe - Freight 1.50 5.20 6.70 1.50

Parcel Min. Charge: 6.70 DKK / Shipment

Freight Min. Charge: 335 DKK / Shipment

Effective Date: October 4, 2021


Why is FedEx instituting a surcharge during a global health crisis?

The disruption and uncertainty in the global cargo industry has increased our cost to serve. This temporary surcharge will allow us to continue providing service as effectively as possible until global market conditions return to normal.

How long will the surcharge remain in effect?

Until further notice. We will evaluate this surcharge on an ongoing basis. Market conditions are shifting rapidly as a result of the coronavirus. Our priority is to continue providing the best possible service to our customers during this period of uncertainty and rising cost to serve, and this surcharge allows us to do that.