We update surcharges at the end of each month.
Each month we publish information about fuel and currency surcharges (BAF & CAF) and other surcharges that DB Schenker uses.
The surcharges are determined by our suppliers and are therefore difficult for us at DB Schenker to influence. Note that it is the shipping date that determines which surcharge applies.
What do the terms mean?
Less than Container LoadLCL General cargo
Full Container LoadFCL Whole load, whole container
Bill of LadingB/L Sea waybill
Bunker Adjustment FactorBAF Oil price surcharge
Currency Adjustment FactorCAF Currency surcharge
Peak Season SurchargePSS Capacity surcharge
What is a sulfur surcharge?
The sulfur directive SECA tightened the rules for release of sulfur in water bodies including the Baltic Sea, the North Sea and the English channel. A sulfur content of 0.10 percent by weight is allowed in the fuel that is used on board.
The sulfur directive has increased the cost of oil for shipping companies, which has meant that a sulfur surcharge has been introduced for freight. Read more
The surcharges that apply to air freight are fuel and security surcharges (FSC and SSC). These supplements are determined by our suppliers and are therefore difficult for us at DB Schenker to affect. Please note that it is the shipping date that determines which surcharge apply.
Adjustment for SEPTEMBER 2023 (in brackets for the previous month's adjustment):
Fuel surcharge is added by 13,59% (12,60%)