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    Fuel and currency surcharges for land, ocean & air transport

    • 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.

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      What do the terms mean?

      Less than Container Load

             LCL         General cargo   

      Full Container Load

             FCL         Whole load, whole container

      Bill of Lading

             B/L          Sea waybill

      Bunker Adjustment Factor

             BAF         Oil price surcharge    

      Currency Adjustment Factor

             CAF         Currency surcharge   

      Peak Season Surcharge

             PSS          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 JUNE 2024 (in brackets for the previous month's adjustment):
      Fuel surcharge is added by 9,26% (9.79%)

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