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BAF and Fuel Cargo

Within our network we use a combination of trucks, ships and trains to move your goods. The fuel used in the trucks and ships are purchased on a regular basis with variable prices. Fuel prices do fluctuate frequently, which result in monthly surcharges to cover the market effects for both road fuel and ships fuel (BAF: Bunker Adjustment Factor). Every month we inform you about the most recent surcharges on this page.

BAF surcharge

Fuel surcharge

What is a BAF surcharge

The Bunker Adjustment Factor (BAF) is imposed by ship operators to compensate for fluctuations in prices of ship’s fuel (bunker) used on the ferry crossings.

What is a fuel surcharge

In order to cover the fluctuations in fuel costs, we developed a monthly variable surcharge system which is charged as a separate line on our freight invoices.

How is BAF calculated

The average Rotterdam Low Sulphur Marine Gas Oil (LSMGO) price in euro / tonne from the 16th of month N-2 until 15th of the month N-1 determines the BAF levels for month N. The BAF on individual shipping routes is calculated by multiplying the 'trade factor' by the fuel price.

How is fuel calculated

The fuel surcharge is based on the monthly average of the fuel prices published by TLN and Petrolfed. This average multiplied by the trade factor define the applicable percentages.

Historic BAF prices

June 2023626.92 EUR per ton
May 2023702.07 EUR per ton
April 2023745.37 EUR per ton

Historic fuel prices 

June 20231.7304 EUR1.5974 EUR
May 20231.7855 EUR1.6212 EUR
April 20231.7485 EUR1.7668 EUR
March 20231.7800 EUR1.5765 EUR
February 20231.8032 EUR1.5837 EUR
January 20231.8226 EUR1.5877 EUR


* All forms of data on this page are for standard goods only and should be read as indicative and are purely based on the latest information received which still may change from time to time. Therefore, all CLdN CARGO companies and their employees, directors (hereafter ‘CLdN CARGO’) make no representation or warranty, express or implied, on the accuracy and completeness of the data mentioned in this document. The Customer remains at all times responsible for the completeness and accuracy of its transport orders. In no event CLdN CARGO can be held liable for any claim or loss arising from the use of the data in this document, including without limitation any direct, indirect, incidental, exemplary, special or consequential damages, even if advised of the possibility of such damages. The information contained herein is for information only and no warranty as to the correctness or the interpretation thereof of the relevant authorities is given. This manual does not amount to advice and you are invited to seek your own professional advice.