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Information & surcharges

Practical information

When booking land transport, you must place your booking before 12:00noon on the previous day. State the number of items, the measurements and the weight of the consignment and whether you wish to buy our cargo insurance. 

If your consignment weighs less than 2,500 kg, please book our DB SCHENKERsystem solution. If you require a specific lead time, please book DB SCHENKERsystem premium, which guarantees you a specific lead time.

For consignments in excess of 2,500 kg, please book our DB SCHENKERdirect solution.

If delivery of your consignment is urgent, please book our express product.

Find lead times here. 

Surcharges

Additional charges

Additional charges are made on some transports and are adjusted on a monthly basis, following the development of costs in the market.

Capacity surcharge: 6.3 percent

The increase in the volume of cargo and market growth currently exceeds the capacity on the roads, which has led to a shortage of drivers and an increase in carriers’ costs.

Fuel surcharge

  • International traffic as of May 17th 2022:                      57,8 percent
  • Energisurcharge National traffic as of May 1st 2022:    35,6 percent *)

As a consequence of the fluctuations in oil prices an oil surcharge is calculated, which is adjusted according an average oil price.

*) Valid for all agreements entered into after 1 January 2022.

Currency and exchange rate adjustment surcharge as of May 1st 2022:

  • Sweden:              2,6 %
  • Switzerland:      21,2%
  • Norway:              0,0 %

Shipping charges in these countries are based on local currency, which may fluctuate significantly. The charges are thus adjusted on a monthly basis.

Green charge: DKK 3,5% or max. DKK 150 per consignment

Covers green charges for carriers, green charges and expenditures in relation to hubs, storage hotels and container suppliers.

Road tax

More countries have introduced road tax on certain roads; see a schedule of these countries here.

Surcharge for road work on the A7 in Germany

  • Minimum surcharge per consignment      DKK    17.50
  • Surcharge per 100 kg tax weight             DKK      1.20
  • Maximum surcharge per consignment     DKK   180.00


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