Surcharges and Fees

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Surcharges and fees to and from Denmark

See the surcharges and fees for transport to and from Denmark here. If you need to know the charges for other countries, please contact your local Blue Water office.
Road

Applicable for export/import road transportation involving Denmark and below mentioned countries.

Rates are adjusted monthly based on the average exchange rate of the previous month.


CAF

November 2017

Sweden: 3.60%
Norway: 0.00%
Switzerland: 1.90%
United Kingdom: 0.00%

October 2017

Sweden: 4.00%
Norway: 0.00%
Switzerland: 2.50%
United Kingdom: 0.00%

CAF = Currency Adjustment Factor


Fuel Surcharges

November 2017

Denmark domestic: 14.10%
UK & Ireland*: 30.91%
Finland*: 34.23%
Rest of Europe: 28.91%

October 2017

Denmark domestic: 13.30%
UK & Ireland*: 29.92%
Finland*: 32.64%
Rest of Europe: 27.92%

* Surcharges may vary as shipping line fuel charge is included in the total calculation.

Blue Water in Denmark has introduced a variable fuel surcharge for European road transport to and from Denmark.
Please be aware that the diesel surcharge will be adjusted if Blue Water's expense and pricing structure changes.


EU Road Tax

Valid from 01.04.2016

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SECA fee

Sulphur Emission Fee

New sulphur rules are imposed on shipping lines as per 1 Januar 2015 in order to reduce sulphur emission by 2016 in the Sulphur Emission Area (SECA) of the Baltic Sea, the North Sea and the English Channel.

Subsequently, shipping lines are enforcing an extra fee, which we regret having to charge our customers for shipments after 1 Jan 2015. All fees are calculated after payable weight.

October/November 2017

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Surcharges for Winter Road Service in Norway

From 1 Nov 2017 to 31 Mar 2018

Minimum:tabulated spaceDKK 18 (per shipment)
500-999 kg:tabulated spaceDKK 38
1,000-2,499 kg:tabulated spaceDKK 65
2,500-4,999 kg:tabulated spaceDKK 92
5,000-9,999 kg:tabulated spaceDKK 101
10,000-14,999 kg:tabulated spaceDKK 104
15,000-19,999 kg:tabulated spaceDKK 138
20,000-21,999 kg:tabulated spaceDKK 147
22,000-FTL:tabulated spaceDKK 170 (max)


Congestion Fee on the A7 in Germany

The German authorities have launched a very comprehensive widening of the motorway between Bordesholm and Hamburg as well a conversion of the motorway stretch from the Elbe Tunnel to Schnelsen into an underground motorway. In spite of careful preparation and thorough information from the German side, traffic congestion is becoming a major problem.

In general, the congestion is causing delays for each transport on this motorway stretch, resulting in increased operating costs - which so far have been paid by us.

Until the traffic returns to normal, we will have to introduce a temporary congestion fee.

The fee applies for all transports between Denmark west of the great Belt and the Continent, where the A7 transit corridor Bordesholm-Hamburg is used.

We regret that we have to introduce this surcharge and hope for your understanding in this matter. If you have any questions, you are as always welcome to contact your local Blue Water contact.

As of 1 November 2016

Minimum DKK 12 per shipment
DKK 1.35 per 100 kg (freight payable weight)
Maximum DKK 185 per shipment


Departures Christmas & New Year 2017/2018

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Lack of Capacity surcharge 

LOC (Lack of Capacity) surcharge of 5 percent on all our road freight rates with effect from 15 November 2017 and until further notice


Delays on departures to Western Norway

Docking of Fjord Line’s two ferries – from Hirtshals, Denmark to Stavanger and Bergen, Norway – may cause delays due to lack of freight capacity on the following departures:

29 October until 13 December 2017 – MV “Stavangerfjord” in dock

Departures in this period:
From Hirtshals: Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
From Bergen and Stavanger: Monday, Wednesday and Friday

2 January until approx. 13 February 2018 – MV “Bergensfjorden” in dock

Departures in this period:
From Hirtshals: Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
From Bergen and Stavanger: Monday, Wednesday and Friday

We will try to ship as much goods as possible via Hirtshals to Kristiansand in the periods concerned, but we will also here encounter lack of capacity.

If you have any questions to the above, please feel free to approach your contact at Blue Water Shipping.

Sea

BAF & CAF

Sea import

Our monthly update provides information on the current BAF / CAF rates for the Far East, India, Pakistan and Bangladesh.

We reserve the right to immidiately change or apply e.g. Peak Season Surcharge, Emergency Bunker Surcharge, Equipment Imbalance Surcharge or other surcharges imposed by shipping lines.

Below rates are excl. Low Sulphur Surcharge.

November 2017

Far East:
BAF: USD 378 per 20' and USD 756 per 40' – USD 21.40 w/m
CAF: 2.45%

India, Bangladesh & Pakistan:
BAF: USD 236 per 20' and USD 472 per 40' – USD 14.30 w/m
CAF: 2.45%

Container:
Fuel Surcharges: 16.30%

Low Sulphur:
Truck: per teu
Feeder: per teu

BAF = Bunker Adjustment Factor
CAF = Currency Adjustment Factor
LSS = Low Sulphur Surcharge


Fuel Surcharges

November 2017

Iceland: 25.00%
Faroe Islands: 6.00%
Greenland: 2.00%

October 2017

Iceland: 25.00%
Faroe Islands: 6.00%
Greenland: 2.00%

Please be aware that the diesel surcharge will be adjusted if Blue Water's expense and pricing structure changes.


GST (Goods & Service Tax) in India

In an attempt to simplify the Tax procedure in India, the government has introduced  GST (Goods & Service Tax) on freight to and from India as of 1 July 2017.  

Below please find briefing of the effect that this will have for you:

  • General Air Freight – both Import & Export – no GST
  • Sea Freight Export to India – GST 5% (always payable by the Indian customer)
  • Sea Freight Import  from India – no GST
  • Origin charges in India – GST 18%
  • DDP-, DAP- & EXW shipments – GST 18% on transport in India / origin charges in India 18%

If you have any questions to the above, please feel free to contact:

Jeanette Kirk Hasselstrøm
Route Development Manager India
jekh@bws.dk or +45 7913 4807


New demands for documentation - Thailand

Please be aware that Thailand has introduced new regulations for marking of goods and documents for shipments to and from the country. The new regulations cover: invoice, packing list and other documents accompanying the goods. The regulations apply to both sea freight and air freight. 

As from 13 November 2017, SHIPPING MARK must be inserted in all documents. The outer package of the goods must bear the same SHIPPING MARK. You are allowed to enter the text by hand.

If the above two requirements are not fulfilled, you will receive a fine of 50,000 Bath (approx. DKK 10,000) from the customs in Thailand.

If you have any questions, you are welcome to call your local contact at Blue Water. 

Air

New demands to documentation - Thailand

Please be aware that Thailand has introduced new regulations for marking of goods and documents for shipments to and from the country. The new regulations cover: invoice, packing list and other documents accompanying the goods. The regulations apply to both sea freight and air freight. 

As from 13 November 2017, SHIPPING MARK must be inserted in all documents. The outer package of the goods must bear the same SHIPPING MARK. You are allowed to enter the text by hand.

If the above two requirements are not fulfilled, you will receive a fine of 50,000 Bath (approx. DKK 10,000) from the customs in Thailand.

If you have any questions, you are welcome to call your local contact at Blue Water. 

Courier

Fuel Surcharges

November 2017

Courier: 15.00%

October 2017

Courier: 14.75%

Please be aware that the fuel surcharge will be adjusted if Blue Water's expense and pricing structure changes.

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