MEMPHIS, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) will increase the net average shipping rate for FedEx Express by 3.5%, which is composed of a 5.5% average increase in standard list rates, offset by a 2.0 percentage point reduction in its fuel surcharge. The new rates will be effective Jan. 1, 2007 and apply to U.S. domestic and U.S. export express package and freight shipments.

The fuel surcharge also now will be levied on some transportation-based surcharges such as Residential and Delivery Area surcharge for all domestic shipments and for those U.S. export and U.S. import FedEx Express shipments paid by U.S. payers.

Additional changes will be made to other FedEx Express surcharges effective Jan. 1, 2007. The details of these surcharges will be available on by Nov. 10, 2006.

FedEx also will add a new dimensional weight system for oversized, large FedEx Ground shipments. If the dimensional weight is greater than the actual weight, dimensional weight will apply to FedEx Ground shipments that are three cubic feet (5,184 cubic inches) or greater. A FedEx Ground dimensional weight customer aid will be available on to assist customers. This will be effective Feb. 5, 2007. FedEx Ground rates also will increase for 2007. These changes will be announced later this year.

These rate adjustments from FedEx Express and FedEx Ground allow us to enhance our operations and services so we can continue to deliver a superior customer experience, said T. Michael Glenn, FedEx executive vice president, Market Development and Corporate Communications.