UPS has released new list rates for 2009, including an average increase of 5.9% for UPS Ground packages and an average net increase of 4.9% on all air express and U.S. origin International shipments. UPS Freight announced a general rate increase of 5.9% for 2009.

The rate increase for air express and international shipments is based on a 6.9% increase in the base rate, less a two percent reduction in the air and international fuel surcharge index.

Updated rate and service information will be posted on beginning Oct. 24, 2008.