UPS Adds Surcharges for Shipping as it Faces a Flood of Packages

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  • United Parcel Service (UPS) has added surcharges to high volume shippers as the number of packages have spiked amid the holiday season
  • The shipping company stated Friday that it has added extra fees for some packages, depending on the weight and volume of the packages
  • The charges, the company said, are aimed at coping with the surge of packages in the upcoming holiday season
  • The company's rival, FedEx, has also added surchages to international shipments beginning April 6
  • FedEx reported on its website that the increased fees were because the coronavirus restrictions had made it more difficult to move goods across the globe