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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, May 2022 (pdf)
Fuel, sulphur and currency surcharge, April 2022 (pdf)
Fuel, sulphur and currency surcharge, March 2022 (pdf)

Mobility package surcharge, May 2022 (pdf)
Mobility package surcharge, April 2022 (pdf)
Mobility package surcharge, March 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 May (SEK) May (Euro)
Germany 46.36% 40.53%
Netherlands 45.35% 39.82%
Belgium 45.27% 39.49%
Luxemburg 45.27% 39.49%
France 48.95% 41.94%
Spain 53.24% 44.76%
Portugal 53.24% 44.76%
UK 57.35% 43.74%
Ireland 62.03% 48.84%
Austria 48.03% 41.27%
Switzerland 47.21% 40.70%
Italy 47.53% 40.77%
Poland 42.78% 38.18%​
Latvia 43.58%​ 38.98%
Estonia 41.95%​ 37.84%
Lithuania 46.02% 40.69%​
Others 48.72% 41.91%
Norway 22.84% 15.96%
Denmark 31.21% 23.89%
Finland 66.64% 45.01%
Domestic 21.50% 20.90%

VDBS 2020

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

Country May (SEK) May (Euro)
Germany 20.58% 20.58%
Netherlands 20.03% 20.03%
Belgium 20.58% 20.58%
Luxemburg 20.58% 20.58%
France 23.32% 23.32%
Spain 26.62% 26.62%
Portugal 26.62% 26.62%
UK 30.68% 31.82%
Ireland 30.11% 30.11%
Austria 22.78% 22.78%
Switzerland 22.23% 22.23%
Italy 22.78% 22.78%
Poland 17.83% 17.83%
Latvia 17.83% 17.83%
Estonia 16.73% 16.73%
Lithuania 19.48% 19.48%
Others 22.78% 22.78%
Norway 15.38% 15.38%
Denmark 15.38% 15.38%
Finland 17.84% 21.67%
Domestic 21.50% 21.50%

VDBS HVO

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

Country April (SEK) April (Euro)
Germany 24.63% 24.63%
Netherlands 23.91% 91
Belgium 24.63% 24.63%
Luxemburg 24.63% 24.63%
France 28.26% 28.26%
Spain 32.61% 32.61%
Portugal 32.61% 32.61%
UK 35.61% 37.76%
Ireland 35.04% 35.04%
Austria 27.53% 27.53%
Switzerland 26.81% 26.81%
Italy 27.53% 27.53%
Poland 21.00% 21.00%
Latvia 21.00% 21.00%
Estonia 19.55% 19.55%
Lithuania 23.18% 23.18%
Others 27.53% 27.53%
Norway 20.31% 20.31%
Denmark 20.31% 20.31%
Finland 22.41% 26.60%
Domestic 21.50% 21.50%