ROAD FREIGHT SURCHARGES

Check the Latest Surcharges

DHL Freight regularly evaluates the level of surcharges related to road freight transports. From this page you will find latest information over valid surcharges.

  • DHL Freight quotes the fuel surcharges on a monthly basis. New surcharges enter into force on the 7th of each month.

    The fuel surcharge for road freight depends on the traffic area and is calculated on the freight price using the percentages shown. The current fuel surcharges in the traffic to and from Finland can be found in the PDF below.

    These fuel surcharges apply to our Euroconnect, Euroline and Thermo products, i.e. groupage, part and full loads in both import and export.

    For more information, please contact your sales contact at DHL.

  • The EU Sulphur Directive entered into force on January 1, 2015 and after that shipping companies started forwarding the increase in the fuel costs to hauliers, either as a part of their bunker surcharge or as a separate MARPOL surcharge.

    DHL Freight Finland calculated the effect on its transports and introduced a MARPOL surcharge per traffic area as of the beginning of year 2015.

    Minimum: EUR 2.00 / shipment, maximum: see corresponding charge for FTL 

    The rates are based on current information provided by the shipping companies. We reserve ourselves the right to adjust the surcharges, if the charges debited by the shipping companies change considerably. In addition to MARPOL, fuel surcharges apply as before.

     

    MARPOL surcharges apply to Euroconnect, Eurapid, Euroline and Thermo products, i.e. groupage, part and full loads in both import and export

     

    Background

    January 1, 2015, the EU Sulphur Directive (2012/33/EU) entered into force. The directive imposes restrictions on sulphur dioxide (SO2) emissions from ships sailing in the Baltic Sea region, the North Sea and the English Channel. It requires ships to use fuel with a maximum of 0.1 % sulphur or to apply alternative methods – such as scrubbers or LNG fuel systems – to achieve the same reduction in sulphur dioxide emissions.

    Fuel with 0.1 % sulphur content (MGO, marine gasoil) is significantly more expensive than heavy fuel oil (HFO) currently allowed and commonly used inside the Northern European seawaters. As a consequence of the directive, the fuel costs of the shipping companies will increase. On the other hand, investments in technical solutions will also have a significant impact on the costs of shipping.

     

     

  • Several European countries charge a road tax for heavy goods traffic.
    We have determined the effect of these road taxes on our prices region by region for groupage shipments and part loads.
    The toll surcharge is charged in the traffics listed below as a kilometer based separate surcharge per 100 kg.
    For full load transports, the toll surcharge is charged per shipment.

    Austria
    Belgium and transit traffic to the following countries: ES, FR, LU and PT
    Czech Republic
    Germany and transit traffic to the following countries: AL, ES, FR, GR, IT, LU, NL and PT

    Hungary and transit traffic to the following countries: BA, BG, HR, ME, MK, RO, RS and SI
    Poland and transit traffic to other CEE-countries
    Switzerland
    Russia

    For more information on the valid toll surcharges, please contact DHL Freight sales.

  • The harbours charge a fee for goods that are transported waterway through the harbour. DHL applies this surcharge for European groupage, part and full loads in both import and export.

    The harbour fee is debited based on the gross weight,

    • 3,20 EUR / 1000 kg, minimum 14,00 EUR / shipment as of 1.1.2018

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