ROAD FREIGHT SURCHARGES

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

  • Evolution of Fuel Surcharge Netherlands

    For Road Freight products fuel surcharge table below applies. This is linked to the average European retail price of diesel fuel including levies and taxes (CE/EC/EG EUR 28 (IV)). 

    Oil Bulletin issued by the Directorate-General for Energy and Transport of the European Commission

     2019

     

     2018

     

     2017

     

     January

     16,50%

     January

     13,00%

     January

     10,50%

     February

     15,00%

     February

     13,00%

     February

     11,00%

     March

     14,00%

     March

     13,50%

     March

     12,00%

     April

     14,50%

     April

     13,50%

     April

     12,00%

     May

     15,00%

     May

     13,00%

     May

     11,50%

     June

     15,50%

     June

     14,00%

     June

     11,50%

     July

     16,00%

     July

     15,00%

     July

     11,00%

     August

     15,00%

     August

     15,50%

     August

     10,50%

     September

     15,00%

     September

     15,00%

     September

     10,50%

     October

     

     October

     15,00%

     October

     10,50%

     November

     

     November 

     16,00%

     November

     11,00%

     December

     

     December

     16,50%

     December

     11,50%

  • Evolution of Fuel Surcharge Europe

     2019

     

     2018

     

     2017

     

     January

     4,50%

     January

     1,00%

     January

     0,00%

     February

     3,00%

     February

     1,00%

     February

     0,00%

     March

     2,00%

     March

     1,50%

     March

     1,00%

     April

     2,50%

     April

     1,50%

     April

     1,00%

     May

     3,00%

     May

     1,00%

     May

     0,50%

     June

     3,50%

     June

     2,00%

     June

     0,50%

     July

     3,50%

     July

     3,00%

     July

     0,00%

     August

     3,00%

     August

     3,50%

     August

     0,00%

     September

     3,00%

     September

     3,50%

     September

     0,00%

     October

     

     October

     3,50%

     October

     0,00%

     November

     

     November

     4,00%

     November

     0,00%

     December

     

     December

     4,50%

     December

     0,50%

  • For customers billed in EUR

    On the 15th of each month, we will use the exchange rate published by European Central Bank to determine the CAF for the following month.

    To allow for a foreign currency to float freely against the Euro, DHL Freight applies a currency adjustment factor for certain countries.

    This involves import and export shipments to 2,500 kg (payable weight). As an average approximately 50% of our exposure is in local currency, with the remainder of our exposure is in Euros.

     2019

     September

     August

     July

     CH

     4,80  %

     4,80 %

     3,40 %

     CZ

     3,30 %

    4,60 %

       4,60%

     DK

     0,00 %

     0,00 %

     0,00 %

     NO

     0,00 %

     0,00 %

     0,00 %

     PL

     0,00  %

     0,60  %

     0,60 %

     SE

     0,00 %

     0,00 %

     0,00 %

     RU

     0,00 %

     0,60 %

     0,00 %

     UK

     0,00 %

     0,00 %

     0,00 %

  • Rates for transit from and to The Netherlands

    • France +2,85 %
    • Portugal +2,85 %
    • Spain 2.85 &
    • Transport from and to Belgium 4.45 %

     

    Given the fact that this involves a government levy, we will indicate this surcharge separately on the invoice.

    From on April 1st of 2016, Belgium will be imposing a kilometer levy for freight vehicles over 3.5 tons.

    This measure will be applied on highways and certain regional and local roads. Based on a simulation provided by the Institute of Transport and Logistics Belgium (ITLB), DHL Freight was able to calculate the impact of this toll, charged at our expense. These surcharges have already taken into account the disappearance of the Euro vignette in Belgium alone and a decrease in road tax.

  • EU SULPHUR DIRECTIVE (2012/33/EU)

    DHL has analysed the different levies per shipping company and route for SECA zone shipments and determined the following surcharges:

    • Sweden 2,10 %
    • Finland 4,60 %
    • Norway 0,75 %
    • Estonia 2,50 %
    • UK & Ireland 2,00 %

    From 1 January 2015 the EU Sulphur Directive 2012/33/EU became effective. This Directive which is based on Annex VI of the International Maritime Organisation’s Marine Pollution Convention (Marpol), provides specific rules for the SECA (Sulphur Emission Control Areas) zone being the Baltic Sea, the North Sea and the English Channel. 

  • A constant development within the transport sector are costs imposed by governments. Since 1 July 2018, the truck toll has applied to all federal trunk roads in Germany. The extension of the toll of 53,000 kilometers of motorways and main roads should help the German government to improve the financing of a modern, safe and efficient traffic infrastructure in Germany. As of January 1, 2019 the rates for vehicles with a gross weight of 7.5 tons or more will increase and have a high impact on the costs of road freight shipments.

     

    This affects the rates that DHL Freight charges you as a customer. We are forced to charge the German Maut as a surcharge. The calculation is based on the increase of 1 January 2019 in comparison with the German Maut on 1 July 2018.  

  • Transport volumes fluctuate throughout the year. We are constantly confronted with decreasing productivity due to congestion, as well as capacity issues because of population ageing. Carriers charge DHL Freight extra during peak periods in order to guarantee their offer. Naturally, DHL Freight does its utmost to keep costs to a minimum, but depending on the developments, DHL Freight reserves the right to charge a Peak Season Surcharge.

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