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Fuel Surcharge Information

Changes in fuel prices have resulted in increased overall costs for the transport industry, necessitating the introduction of a variable fuel surcharge which may rise, fall or be removed to align with movements in fuel prices.

The DHL Global Forwarding Road Fuel Surcharge for March 2012 is 11.5%.

Due to the continuing rise of fuel prices DHL has found it necessary to implement a fuel surcharge on International Road Freight products. During the recent past oil prices have continuously increased and all Ferry companies have imposed Surcharges on their shipping routes. To date, DHL Global Forwarding has absorbed the full impact of these increases. However, the magnitude of these costs has now become so significant that this is no longer possible

All DHL Global Forwarding International Road Freight products are impacted by this surcharge (e.g. Euroconnect, , LTL, FTL, Euroline, Euronet, etc). A flexible surcharge will be applied in accordance with the table below. This means that DHL Global Forwarding will continue to adjust the surcharge in line with future movements in fuel prices.

Details of the surcharge will be updated each month on this site.

The surcharge will apply to all International Road Freight products and will be linked to the last week of the month average consumer prices of diesel fuel inclusive of duties and taxes (weighted average V). Weekly updatesExternal Link / New Window: Weekly updates on consumer prices of diesel fuel are published by The European Commission Directorate General for Energy and Transport. The last week of the month average will be used to surcharge shipments for the following month.
Diesel Fuel Price (€ per 1,000 litres)
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Please check this web site regularly for any updates or changes.