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.
The fuel surcharge for international Time Definite and Day Definite services will be based on the monthly average spot prices for US Gulf Coast (USGC) kerosene-type jet fuel, as reported by the U.S. Department of Energy.
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.
The fuel surcharge applies to transportation charges on all services and to the following surcharges (where applicable):
- Non Standard Day (for Pickup or Delivery)
- Remote Area Service
- Non Standard Pickup
- Repeat Delivery Attempt
- Non Standard Delivery
- Over Weight Piece
- Over Sized Piece
DHL Express reserves the right to change the fuel surcharge index and table with or without notice. Both the amount and duration of the surcharge will be determined at DHL's sole discretion.