Notification of Revised UPS Surcharges

UPS has been closely monitoring events related to the global coronavirus pandemic and continues to support the needs of its customers as the demand for air cargo capacity increases. Considering evolving market conditions and the increased cost to maintain service, UPS have made the following adjustments to the temporary capacity peak surcharge, effective from 1st May 2022:

  • Peak surcharges applied to all shipments to 19 European destinations* from CN and HK SAR are changing to £1.42 per kilo.
  • Peak surcharges applied to all shipments to 19 European destinations from other major Asia Pacific origins** are changing to £1.18 per kilo.

*Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland
**Indonesia, Philippines, Vietnam, Malaysia, Thailand, Australia, New Zealand, South Korea, Taiwan, Singapore, Japan or Macau

These surcharges are only applicable on our Global Import services. European Road and domestic services remain unaffected.

ILG is uniquely placed working with multiple carriers, and our sophisticated courier tracking system allows us to dynamically route your parcels via the cheapest possible service with or without surcharges. I have provided an overview of UPS surcharges by service as follows (£ per kg):

DHL Express (Global Import and Export Courier Only)Deutsche PostUPS Express (Global Import and Export Courier Only)
From 11th November 2021:

Per shipment:

Exports from UK – All destinations (excluding AU/NZ) – £0.18 per kilo

Exports from UK – AU/NZ – £1.80 per kilo

Imports from China and Hong Kong to the UK – £1.40 per kilo

Imports from Rest of World to the UK – £0.18 per kilo
Per shipment:

£4.00 per kilo
From 20th February 2022:

– From 19 European origins* to AUS & NZ – £1.62 per kilo
– From 19 European origins* to US, CA, MX & PR – £0.33 per kilo

From 20th March 2022:

– To and from 19 European origins* to and from all destinations (excluding AUS, NZ, US, CA, MX, PR, CN & HK SAR) – £0.19 per kilo

From 1st May 2022:

– To 19 European destinations* from CN & HK SAR – £1.42 per kilo
– To 19 European destinations* from other major Asia Pacific origins** – £1.18 per kilo

*Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland
**Indonesia, Philippines, Vietnam, Malaysia, Thailand, Australia, New Zealand, South Korea, Taiwan, Singapore, Japan or Macau

Currently, there is no advertised change to peak capacity surcharges for international services from any of our other suppliers, but we will notify you immediately if this is scheduled to change. If you require any further information on these surcharges or would like to look at options within areas you currently ship to, please reach out to us.

If you have any specific concerns or there is anything further we can do to support you, then please don’t hesitate to contact any member of the ILG team.