Cargo Monthly Surcharges
Within our network we use a combination of ships, trucks and trains to move your goods. Fuel, bunker and energy prices fluctuate frequently and this is reflected in adapted monthly surcharges for ship fuel (Bunker Adjustment Factor (BAF)) road fuel, and rail energy. Every month we inform you about the most recent surcharges on this page.
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.
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.
MGO Reference prices
|June 2023||626.92 EUR per ton|
|May 2023||702.07 EUR per ton|
|April 2023||745.37 EUR per ton|
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 fuel calculated?
The fuel surcharge is based on the monthly average of the fuel prices published by the European Commission. This EU27 weighted average of diesel prices multiplied by the trade factor define the applicable percentages. For more information about our Fuel Floater click here.
Which fuel surcharge is applicable?
For all non-rail related routes, our general fuel surcharge is applied. For all rail related routes, our intermodal fuel surcharge* is applied.
* rail energy surcharge also applicable
Historic fuel prices
|July 2023||1.5655 EUR||1.5655 EUR|
|June 2023||1.7304 EUR||1.5974 EUR|
|May 2023||1.7855 EUR||1.6212 EUR|
What is a Rail Energy surcharge?
In order to cover the fluctuations in electricity costs, we developed a monthly variable surcharge system applicable on all transports including a rail leg, which is charged as a separate line on our freight invoices.
How is Rail Energy calculated?
The rail energy surcharge is based on the monthly average of the electricity prices published by EEX. This average multiplied by the trade factor define the applicable percentages.