International Fuel Surcharges

Find out about our international freight fuel surcharges here

The index-based fuel surcharge for international consignments sent from the UK and Ireland to Europe and the Rest of World is based on the London Brent Crude oil spot price. It will be subject to monthly adjustments based on a rounded average of the spot price for a barrel of crude oil, as published by the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

To download the latest monthly data (in csv format) from their website, click here. Crude oil is the base product to produce jet fuel and truck diesel and is therefore considered the appropriate index base for both air and road transport.

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Effective fuel surcharge rate:

International fuel surcharges are variable and subject to rise or fall in line with movements in fuel prices. Increases in fuel costs overall have had a great impact on the entire transport industry which has led to these variable prices.

They are compulsory and applied to all TNT shipments. They are applied to all freight related charges, which includes the base shipping cost as well as any costs incurred from premiums services such as our time-defined premiums.

All fuel surcharge percentages and thresholds are subject to change without prior notice.

Effective Fuel Surcharge Rate:

The table below shows the average Brent Crude price bands. These correspond to our fuel supplements. Please be aware that there will be a one month lag in the application of the index. For example, the monthly average price for Brent Crude in December will be used to determine the applicable fuel supplements in February. This is due to the release dates of the fuel price data.

Fuel Surcharges for International Freight

International air freight fuel surcharge rates are based on the origin and destination country of each shipment. The minimum surcharge is determined by a weight of 100kg.

Freight surcharges should always be acknowledged when shipping a large load anywhere in the world, whether inside or outside of the EU.

* All fuel surcharge percentages and thresholds are subject to change without prior notice.

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