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Shipping to Indonesia via UPS has been altered for UPS ASO's.  Please read full letter from UPS here.

Shipping rates for all DHL Express U.S. international services will increase by an average of 4.9%.  A letter will be sent out to all accounts via e-mail from InXpress prior to November 30, 2016.

The new standard rates will be effective Monday, January 2, 2017.

Yes, there are changes to some Optional Services and Surcharges effective January 2, 2017. (charges that are waived for our DASC program were deleted from the below)

§  Address Correction will increase from $13.00 per shipment to $14.00 per shipment

§  Change of Billing will increase from $13.00 per shipment to $14.00 per shipment

§  Residential Delivery will increase from $3.65 per shipment to $3.85 per shipment

§  Non Standard Shipment Charges:
- Over Handled Piece (OHP) will now be called Non-Stackable Pallet and will increase from $125.00 per shipment to $135.00 per shipment
- Over Sized Piece (OSP) will increase from $67.50 per shipment to $72.50 per shipment
- Over Weight Piece (OWP) will increase from $67.50 per shipment to $72.50 per shipment

§  Bio/Phyto/Veterinary Controls will change to Other Government Agency

§  Handover to Broker will change to Broker Notification

Additionally, effective Jan. 2, 2017, the dimensional weight calculation for Express packages moving between U.S. and Puerto Rico will change. The dimensional weight for shipments between the U.S. and Puerto Rico will be calculated by multiplying the length by width by height of each package in inches and dividing the total by 139. Previously, dimensional weight for all shipments between the U.S. and Puerto Rico was calculated by dividing the total by 166.

You can review the full list of Optional Services and Surcharges offered in the DHL Express Service and Rate Guide 2017 is currently available on our website (attached).

http://www.dhl-usa.com/content/dam/downloads/us/express/shipping/rate_guides/dhl_express_service_rate_guide_us_en.pdf


Please read HERE about the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 recalls and how they will affect FedEx FASC's.  FedEx has also provided signage for your counter.

Please read HERE about the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 recalls and how they will effect UPS ASO's.

USPS August 2016 Price Change

On Sunday, August 28th, there will be a price change for domestic First Class Mail parcels and a service change for some international packages and countries as noted below.

  • First Class Mail Retail Parcel prices changes for 1 to 3 ounces are increasing from $2.45 to $2.62.
  • Priority Mail International (PMI) Small Flat Rate Boxes and Envelopes will now include insurance and will require a 2976-A customs form.
  • Ascension, Bolivia, Falkland Islands and North Korea will no longer have PMI service.
  • Priority Mail Express International (PMEI) service is now available to Cuba. Cuba has been assigned to Country Group 9 for PMEI variable weight and Country Group 8 for PMEI Flat Rate Envelopes. 


Revised Publication 52, Hazardous, Restricted, and Perishable Mail

The Postal Service™ has revised Publication 52, Hazardous, Restricted, and Perishable Mail, the publication provides standards for mailing hazardous, restricted, or perishable items.

The changes bring USPS® standards into closer alignment with Department of Transportation (DOT) standards for the Small Quantity and Excepted Quantity provisions for domestic ground and domestic air transportation of hazardous materials. The revised provisions do not apply to international mail and military mail destined to Army Post Offices (APO), Fleet Post Offices (FPO) and Diplomatic Post Offices (DPO).

Small Quantity Provision (domestic ground)

As was previously the case, the USPS’s small quantity provision will continue to be more restrictive than the ones that are applicable to commercial shippers and carriers. These revisions to Publication 52, part 336 and Packaging Instruction 10A will:

       Restrict use of the provision to domestic USPS ground products only (USPS Retail Ground™, Parcel Select®, and Parcel Select Lightweight®).

       Limit eligibility to certain hazard classes:

o    Prohibited: Class 1 (explosives), Class 2 (compressed gasses – including aerosols), Division 6.2 (Infectious Substances) and (and Class 7 (radioactive materials)

o    Permitted with restrictions: Class 3 (flammable liquids), Class 4 (flammable solids), Class 5 (oxidizers & organic peroxides), Division 6.1 (toxic materials), Class 8 (corrosives) and Class 9 (miscellaneous) materials.

       Clarify that materials identified in Publication 52 as “prohibited” are not eligible to be mailed under this provision.

All mailpieces using this provision must bear the new text “This package conforms to 49 CFR 173.4 for domestic highway or rail transport only”

   

Excepted Quantity Provision (domestic air)

Mailpieces entered under the new excepted quantity provision will be required to bear a unique “E” label, surrounded by red or black hash marks (see image below). Mailers must provide an indication of the hazard class of the material mailed and the mailer/mail service provider name on the label, directly under the “E” imprint. Note that the name of the mailer/mail service provider can be omitted from the label if it is included elsewhere on the outside of the mailpiece.

The new excepted quantity provision can be found in Publication 52, part 337 and Packaging Instruction 10B. The following are highlights of the new provision:   

       Although this marking can be used internationally by commercial carriers, the USPS excepted quantity provision is for domestic transportation only and is prohibited in international and APO/FPO/DPO mail.

       The provision can be used with either USPS domestic air or ground products.

       Materials eligible for mailing under this provision are limited to certain materials:

o    Prohibited: Class 1 (explosives), Class 2 (compressed gasses – including aerosols), Class 4 (flammable solids), Division 6.2 (Infectious Substances) and Class 7 (radioactive materials)

o    Permitted with restrictions: Class 3 (flammable liquids), Class 5 (oxidizers & organic peroxides), Division 6.1 (toxic materials), Class 8 (corrosives) and Class 9 (miscellaneous).

       Primary container size is limited to 1 ounce (or 30 milliliters) for liquids, or 1 ounce (or 30 grams) for solids.

       No materials identified in Publication 52 as “prohibited” are eligible to be mailed under this provision.

All mailpieces using this provision must be marked with the DOT-approved Excepted Quantity “E” marking, as shown below.


Approved Shippers should review the details of the new mailing standards for the revised small quantity and new excepted quantity provisions in USPS Postal Bulletin (22447). The publication is available on Postal Explorer at pe.usps.com.


USPS Dangerous Goods Export Compliance Training and Certification Process

Due July 29th!

As you might remember, in 2012 the ICAO required the U.S. Postal Service® to obtain certification from the FAA for the international air transport of mailable dangerous goods.  In order for the Postal Service to maintain our FAA certification for acceptance of international mail, Approved Shippers must complete a refresher training every year.

Your packet is being mailed out the first and second week of July and contents are due by July 29th.

If you have not received your packet, you can download the same information here:

IT IS ALSO CRITICAL THAT YOU AND YOUR EMPLOYEES ASK EACH CUSTOMER EVERY TIME THE HAZMAT QUESTION!

To read up on what you can bring on a plane and what is HazMat, click HERE

Effective June, 1 2016: Additional Handling Surcharge.  A surcharge applies to any FedEx Ground® package that measures greater than 48 inches but equal to or less than 108 inches along its longest side.  Prior to June 1, 2016, a surcharge applies to any FedEx Ground® package that measures greater than 60 inches but equal to or less than 108 inches along its longest side.  All other Additional Handling Surcharge size, weight and packaging parameters remain unchanged.  The surcharge remains at $10.50 per package.  This change applies to shipments within the U.S. to Canada.  See the Jan. 4, 2016 FedEx Service Guide for details.

Effective June 6, 2016*, UPS is changing the measurement that determines whether the UPS Additional Handling charge will be applied to UPS® Ground services packages in the U.S.

Any package with the longest side exceeding 48 inches, instead of 60 inches, will be assessed the fee.** The Additional Handling fee of $10.50 remains the same. The change does not impact UPS Air or International shipments. This change is being implemented due to the additional handling required for these types of packages in the UPS network.

To read the official letter, please click here.

DHL introduces Proview: Signing up for DHL Proview will allow DASC’s to actively get alerts when shipments are created on their accounts.  This will assist to protect their account should an unauthorized shipment be created using their account.  There are many other options as well.  You can review this information HERE.

Click HERE to view the UPS Tariff and Terms & Conditions

Click HERE to view the FedEx Service Guide

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