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 this holiday peak season. We anticipate volume to continue to surge into the new year.
We wanted to let you know that effective Jan. 18, 2021 until further notice, we will continue to implement peak surcharges on SmartPost and Oversize shipments, as well as shipments requiring Additional Handling. Surcharge details can be found here. These surcharges will allow us to continue providing our customers with the best possible service during this challenging time.
Also, as you may be aware, due to disruptions in the global supply chain caused by COVID-19, we announced a surcharge on all FedEx Express international parcel and freight shipments beginning April 6.
Air cargo capacity remains limited, and we are incurring incremental costs as we continue to adjust our international networks to best deliver much-needed goods and services in this constrained environment.
Due to shifting dynamics in the marketplace, beginning Dec. 28, the surcharge amount for some FedEx Express international parcel and freight shipments originating in Europe and MEISA will decrease. Updated amounts can be found here.