Increase of Fuel Surcharge to Select Destinations in Europe, Asia Pacific and Latin America

For the past months, the global jet fuel and crude oil prices have continued to steadily increase. The U.S. Gulf Cost Kerosene-Type Jet Fuel Spot Price further rose from $1.42 per gallon in July 2017 to $1.82 per gallon in December, a +28.2 percent increase. 

As a result, DHL Global Forwarding has received increases in the fuel surcharges of our airline partners which will be reflected in an increase in DHL Global Forwarding’s own Standard Fuel Surcharges, effective January 22, 2018:  

DHL Global Forwarding U.S. Fuel Surcharges:

Service/Destination Currency         Current Rate         New Rate         Effective Date     
USA International Air Freight USD 1.05 1.10 22 January, 2018
USA to South America Air Freight USD 1.17 1.27 22 January, 2018
USA to Central America, Maxico and Caribbean Air Freight USD 0.95 n/a n/a
USA to Australia Air Freight USD 1.25 n/a n/a
USA to Israel Air Freight USD 0.96 n/a n/a



These increases will be applicable to all customers with rates based on the Standard Fuel Surcharge and shipments to the destinations in scope.

We will continue to work with our airline partners to keep rates at a competitive level. Should the fuel surcharges of our carriers reduce, we will make downward adjustments accordingly. Thank you for your understanding and continued support.

If you have any questions, please contact your local sales representative for more information.