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Check the Latest Surcharges

DHL Freight regularly reviews the surcharges for road freight transports. Please find the valid surcharges below.

  • DHL Freight quotes the fuel surcharges on a monthly basis.

    The fuel surcharges for road freight depend on the country / traffic area and they are calculated on the freight price. The current fuel surcharges can be found below.

    The fuel surcharges are applied on our Euroconnect, Euroline and Thermo products, i.e. groupage, part and full loads in both import and export.

    For more information, please contact your sales contact at DHL.

    Fuel Surcharges from 7.3.2023

    Continental Europe 31,7%
    Central Eastern Europe 31,7%
    Sweden, Norway 31,1%
    Denmark 34,5%
    Baltic states 22,6%
    UK, Ireland 35,3%
    Domestic Road Freight 58,11%
  •   7.3.2023 7.2.2023 7.1.2023
    Continental Europe 31,7% 35,4% 32,9%
    Central Eastern Europe 31,7% 35,4% 32,9%
    Sweden, Norway 31,1% 33,8% 32,8%
    Denmark 34,5% 39,1% 36,6%
    Baltic states 22.6% 24,7% 22,6%
    UK, Ireland 35,3% 40,0% 37,8%
    Domestic Road Freight 58,11% 58,11% 54,4%

  • The EU Sulphur Directive entered into force on January 1, 2015 and after that shipping companies started forwarding the increase in the fuel costs to hauliers, either as a part of their bunker surcharge or as a separate MARPOL surcharge.

    DHL Freight Finland calculated the effect on its transports and introduced a MARPOL surcharge per traffic area as of the beginning of year 2015.

    Minimum: EUR 2.00 / shipment, maximum: see corresponding charge for FTL 

    The rates are based on current information provided by the shipping companies. We reserve ourselves the right to adjust the surcharges, if the charges debited by the shipping companies change considerably. In addition to MARPOL, fuel surcharges apply as before.


    MARPOL surcharges apply to Euroconnect, Eurapid, Euroline and Thermo products, i.e. groupage, part and full loads in both import and export



    January 1, 2015, the EU Sulphur Directive (2012/33/EU) entered into force. The directive imposes restrictions on sulphur dioxide (SO2) emissions from ships sailing in the Baltic Sea region, the North Sea and the English Channel. It requires ships to use fuel with a maximum of 0.1 % sulphur or to apply alternative methods – such as scrubbers or LNG fuel systems – to achieve the same reduction in sulphur dioxide emissions.

    Fuel with 0.1 % sulphur content (MGO, marine gasoil) is significantly more expensive than heavy fuel oil (HFO) currently allowed and commonly used inside the Northern European seawaters. As a consequence of the directive, the fuel costs of the shipping companies will increase. On the other hand, investments in technical solutions will also have a significant impact on the costs of shipping.



  • Several European countries charge a road tax for heavy goods traffic.
    We have determined the effect of these road taxes on our prices region by region for groupage shipments and part loads.
    The toll surcharge is charged in the traffics listed below as a kilometer based separate surcharge per 100 kg.
    For full load transports, the toll surcharge is charged per shipment.

    Belgium and transit traffic to the following countries: ES, FR, LU and PT
    Czech Republic
    Germany and transit traffic to the following countries: AL, ES, FR, GR, IT, LU, NL and PT
    Hungary and transit traffic to the following countries: BA, BG, HR, ME, MK, RO, RS and SI
    Poland and transit traffic to other CEE-countries

    For more information on the valid toll surcharges, please contact DHL Freight sales.

  • The harbours charge a fee for goods that are transported waterway through the harbour. DHL applies this surcharge for European groupage, part and full loads in both import and export.

    The harbour fee is debited based on the gross weight and as of 1.1.2023 it is:

    • 0,35 € / 100 kg, minimum 14,80 € / shipment
  • Through electronically submitted information we have been able to improve our efficiency and especially offer our customers a flawless order and delivery chain.

    Orders which are not submitted online cause manual work and additional cost both for bookers and logistic service providers.

    • We charge a service fee of 7,50 € for all shipments booked from Finland using other means than our online shipping tools or DHL Freight order form. The fee will be charged with the freight invoice.

    DHL Freight offers a variety of online shipping tools free of charge.

    Your DHL Freight sales contact or our user support / tel. +358 20 533 2600+358 20 533 2600 can help you determine what is the best tool for your needs.


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