Fuel and currency surcharges for land, sea & air transport

Land transport

We update surcharges at the end of each month.

Sea freight

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 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

Air freight

Surcharge for export and import by air.

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