We announced a temporary surcharge on all FedEx Express and TNT international parcel and freight shipments beginning April 6th until further notice. The surcharge does not apply to domestic intra-country shipments.
The surcharges below will apply to both import and export shipments between these origins and destinations. Please note that Europe-based payers sending third party shipments from APAC to the Americas may be subject to different surcharges.
We implemented this surcharge due to the various COVID-19 containment restrictions issued in countries around the world. Those restrictions are disrupting the global supply chain. As a result, 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.
This surcharge will apply until further notice. If you have questions related to any surcharges, your FedEx Sales Representative or Customer Service can support you.
From November 2nd, 2020, the Temporary Surcharge will be reflected on your invoice as ‘Peak Surcharge’.
Updated December 22, 2020
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.
Surcharge Amount (GBP per Kilo)
|Origin Country||Destination Country|
|China||Rest of APAC||Rest of the World||US/Canada|
|Rest of APAC||0.80||0.80||0.18||0.18|
|Rest of the World||0.18||0.18||0.18||0.18|
|Effective Date: December 28, 2020|
Parcel Min. Charge: 0.80 GBP / Shipment
Freight Min. Charge: 40.15 GBP / Shipment
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.