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Surcharge

Fuel, sulphur and currency surcharge

PostNord is applying the conditions for fuel, sulphur and currency surcharge, which may be found in the General Terms and Conditions (PAKN) in PostNord's customer agreement. See specific conditions for Fuel surcharge, Sulphur surcharge and Currency surcharge below. A different type of surcharge is applied to certain services, see Groupage within Europe and Part loads.

Fuel surcharge

The fuel surcharge is calculated as a percentage of the freight costs, excluding any additional services, for:

  • Parcels, pallets and general cargo within Sweden and to Norway, Finland and Denmark.
  • InNight, both domestic and international.

The surcharge for couriers applies to surface transport. The relevant services and countries are shown in the table in the pdf below on this page. The surcharge is shown separately on the invoice. 

The percentage charge will be fixed every month using calculations based on the transport cost index (TKI) provided by Sveriges Åkeriföretag.

Sulphur surcharge

The new Sulphur Directive*, which came into force on 1 January 2015, regulates the highest permitted sulphur content in maritime fuel. The directive means that from the start of the year the sulphur content in maritime fuel used by shipping companies must be dramatically reduced from the current level of 1.0% to 0.1%.
This is why PostNord has started adding an extra surcharge applicable to certain countries for the InNight service effective from 1 January 2015. PostNord starts adding an extra surcharge to additional services and countries with effect from February 1, 2015.
The sulphur surcharge is calculated as a percentage of the freight costs, excluding any additional services. The relevant services and countries are shown in the table in the pdf below. The surcharge is shown separately on the invoice.

Currency surcharge

As of May 2nd, 2019, PostNord will apply the currency surcharge.

The currency surcharge is calculated as a percentage on the freight cost excluding any additional services, for:

  • Parcels, pallets, groupage and InNight.

The relevant services and countries are shown in the table in the pdf below on this page. The surcharge is shown separately on the invoice.

The surcharge percentage is determined each month based on calculations based on the Swedish krona (SEK) development relative to other currencies. Current exchange rates are provided by Sveriges Riksbank.

Fuel, sulphur and currency surcharge, October 2022 (pdf)
Fuel, sulphur and currency surcharge, September 2022 (pdf)
Fuel, sulphur and currency surcharge, July and August 2022 (pdf)

Mobility package surcharge, October 2022 (pdf)
Mobility package surcharge, September 2022 (pdf)
Mobility package surcharge, July and August 2022 (pdf)

Information regarding the current level of surcharges is updated at the end of each month and is presented on the Price lists for service agreement customers page.

Groupage within Europe and Part loads

To the service Road transportation within Europe, an additional weighted key ratio is applied for currency surcharge, fuel surcharge and bunker surcharge including sulphur surcharge, calculated as a percentage of the freight costs excluding any other charges. The key ratio is abbreviated to VDBS. Statoil is used as the basis for the fuel surcharge calculation. From April 1 2022, a new additional weighted key ratio will be applied for VDBS HVO. The surcharge is shown separately on the invoice.

Se also surcharges for road taxes.

Current VDBS surcharges

VDBS 2015

Implementation of the key ratio applies to existing customers with effect from 1 February 2015 to 31 December 2019.

Country October (SEK) October (Euro)
Germany 55.47% 46.68%
Netherlands 55.96% 45.70%
Belgium 55.81% 45.54%
Luxembourg 55.81% 45.54%
France 59.14% 48.88%
Spain 63.01% 52.79%
Portugal 63.01% 52.75%
UK 51.79% 55.09%
Ireland 53.80% 61.13%
Austria 58.29% 48.03%
Switzerland 57.54%​ 47.28%
Italy 57.79%​ 47.53%​
Poland 52.24% 43.45%​
Latvia 53.04%​ 44.25%​
Estonia 51.55%​ 42.75%​
Lithuania 55.28%​ 46.49%​
Others 57.56% 48.76%
Norway 20.89% 20.89%
Denmark 31.66% 31.66%
Finland 43.75% 67.00%
Domestic 21.40% 21.40%

 

VDBS 2020

Implementation of the key ratio applies to new customers with effect from 1 January 2020.

Country October (SEK) October (Euro)
Germany 20.05% 20.05%
Netherlands 19.56% 19.56%
Belgium 20.05% 20.05%
Luxembourg 20.05% 20.05%
France 22.50% 22.50%
Spain 25.44% 25.44%
Portugal 25.44% 25.44%
UK 29.06% 29.76%
Ireland 28.72% 28.72%
Austria 22.01% 22.01%
Switzerland 21.52% 21.52%
Italy 22.01% 22.01%
Poland 17.60% 17.60%
Latvia 17.60% 17.60%
Estonia 16.62% 16.62%
Lithuania 19.07% 19.07%
Others 22.01% 22.01%
Norway 13.72% 13.72%
Denmark 13.72% 13.72%
Finland 15.98% 20.49%
Domestic 21.40% 21.40%

 

VDBS HVO

Implementation of the key ratio applies to new customers who have transports with HVO.

Country October (SEK) October (Euro)
Germany 27.17% 27.17%
Netherlands 26.37% 26.37%
Belgium 27.17% 27.17%
Luxembourg 27.17% 27.17%
France 31.17% 31.17%
Spain 35.96% 35.96%
Portugal 35.96% 35.96%
UK 37.73% 38.42%
Ireland 37.38% 37.38%
Austria 30.37% 30.37%
Swizerland 29.57% 29.57%
Italy 30.37% 30.37%
Poland 23.17% 23.17%
Latvia 23.17% 23.17%
Estonia 21.57% 21.57%
Lithuania 25.57% 25.57%
Others 30.37% 30.37%
Norway 22.38% 22.38%
Denmark 22.38% 22.38%
Finland 24.64% 24.64%
Domestic 25.50% 25.50%