Fuel surcharge

Changes in fuel prices result in fluctuating costs for the transport industry, necessitating a variable fuel surcharge which may rise, fall or be removed, in line with movements in fuel prices.
December 201811,50 %
November 201810,75 %
October 201810,00 %

The fuel surcharge for the DHL Parcel services is be based on the most suitable national measure of diesel prices. The surcharge is linked to the consumer price in local currency for diesel fuel and includes levies and taxes. Within Europe this is measured by the European Commission Directorate General for Energy and Transport and published in the Oil Bulletin. From July 1, 2017 the diesel allowance is adjusted based on the EUR28 standard and the share of diesel in our cost price. The fuel surcharge is calculated on the transport tariff and the additional services and surcharges applicable.

There will be a two month lag in the application of the index. For example, the monthly average price for fuel in January is used to determine the applicable surcharge for March. This is due to the release dates of the spot pricing data.

DHL Parcel reserves the right to change the fuel surcharge index and related table without notice.