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Surcharges for Freight Shipping


DHL Global Forwarding utilizes an indexed fuel surcharge in shipping that is adjusted monthly, based upon the fuel prices published monthly by the U.S. Department of Energy. We also assess security surcharges based on the current global environment.

Fuel Surcharge


Changes to the will continue to be effective the first day of each month.

Updated: May 5, 2022

Security Surcharges


Security may change based on the global environment.

Updated: December 1, 2014

International Security Surcharges

Security will be implemented on all international air export cargo. Note that due to the volatility of the market, these rates are subject to change.

Effective: December 15, 2014

Domestic Security Surcharges

Due to the significant increase in security-related costs post 911, DHL Global Forwarding implemented a Domestic Security Surcharge in shipping on the chargeable weight for certain expedited domestic shipments. The Domestic Security Surcharge will not apply on our RoadMasterĀ® deferred service shipments.

Effective: November 29, 2010