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Changes in the fuel shares of parcel deliveries

We started to simplify the structure of domestic transport invoices of DB Schenker and Vähälä Yhtiöt in 2020, when we switched to using a single fuel element. At that time the change applied to groupage shipments and part and full loads (see our news on August 8, 2020). Now a corresponding change will be made to domestic parcel deliveries.

From May 1, 2021 we will switch to a single fuel element in our domestic parcel and collection point invoices including both fuel surcharge and excise duty. Until now, these shares have been invoiced as separate fuel elements.

In practice, the change will take place by merging the existing general fuel surcharge of parcel deliveries into the freight price and as from May 1, the share of excise duty will be the basis for the fuel surcharge. Excise duty will be removed as a separate part of the invoice. The change does not require any actions of the customer. From May, the level of the fuel surcharge will be determined twice a month. The fuel surcharge cannot be lowered to negative.

Your contact person at DB Schenker or Vähälä Yhtiöt will be happy to provide further information on the change in fuel shares.