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FedEx and UPS Announce Shipping Rate Increases for 2010

NGCOA Discount Shipping Program, managed by PartnerShip, can help members save on shipping

FedEx and UPS have announced their respective rate increases for 2010. FedEx Corp. has announced it will increase the net average shipping rate for FedEx Express by 3.9 percent, which is composed of a 5.9 percent increase in standard list rates, offset by a 2.0 percent reduction in the fuel surcharge. The new rates will be effective Jan. 4, 2010 and apply to U.S. and U.S. export express package and freight shipments. Additional changes will be made to other FedEx Express surcharges effective Jan. 4, 2010.

FedEx Corp. will increase the standard list rates for FedEx Ground and FedEx Home Delivery by an average of 4.9 percent. The new rates will be effective Jan. 4, 2010. Additional changes will be made to other FedEx Ground and FedEx Home Delivery surcharges effective Jan. 4, 2010. For complete FedEx rate information, please visit www.fedex.com/us/rates2010.

UPS has also announced new list rates for 2010, including an average 4.9 percent increase for UPS Ground and Ground Hundredweight shipments and a net average increase of 4.9 percent on all air express and U.S. origin International shipments.

The increase for air express and international shipments is based on a 6.9 percent increase in the base rate, less a 2 percent reduction in the current fuel surcharge. Updated rate and service information is posted on http://www.ups.com/rates/. Customers may also use this link to download the 2010 Rate and Service Guide, which provides an explanation of the fuel surcharge calculation methodology along with the new rate tables.

The new UPS rates will take effect on January 4, 2010.

PartnerShip® has digested the carrier rate increase tables and provides a detailed analysis of what the "average rate increases" presented by the carriers really mean to NGCOA members and your 2010 budgets. Click here to read the article.

Members can offset these shipping rate increases by participating in the free NGCOA Discount Shipping Program, managed by PartnerShip, which offers discounts on inbound and outbound shipments.

PartnerShip's program discounts are available without charge to association members shipping domestic and international shipments through FedEx®, as well as on less-than-truckload (LTL) freight shipments arranged through PartnerShip Select Services® - a comprehensive LTL freight-only service.

NGCOA members enrolled in the program save up to 29 percent* on select FedEx Express® services, up to 20 percent on select FedEx Ground® services, up to 10 percent on select FedEx Home Delivery® services, and a minimum of 68 percent on LTL freight shipments arranged through PartnerShip Select Services. PartnerShip Select Services is a complimentary customized LTL freight logistics management program that features a full menu of LTL freight carriers, no minimum shipping requirements, direct billing from PartnerShip and dedicated account representatives.

To learn more or to enroll visit www.PartnerShip.com/80NGCOA


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