UPS will charge more for Christmas shipments

ATLANTA — Christmas is six months away, but UPS is already planning for it.

The world’s largest shipping company announced Monday just how much it plans to hike prices during the holiday season.

United Parcel Service is instituting per-package surcharges for the holiday season to help cover the cost of hiring additional workers and renting extra planes and trucks. UPS typically sees its volume double from normal levels around Christmas.

UPS typically negotiates higher rates with its...

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