Surcharges Imposed On Cargo Shipments

United Airlines said it will follow American Airlines’ lead in implementing a fuel surcharge on cargo shipments.

The Chicago-based United said Wednesday it will add a surcharge of 10 cents per kilogram, or 2.2 pounds, for shipments to Europe and Latin American beginning Nov. 15.

Dallas-based American Airlines, a subsidiary of AMR Corp., announced a 10 cent per kilogram surcharge last week.

Continental Airlines Inc., which is based in Houston, said Tuesday it was reviewing its cargo policy. Federal Express, based in Memphis, said it wasn’t planning to impose any surcharge.

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