Surcharges and Fees

As a trustworthy partner, we give our clients transparency in the total costs of their shipments by explaining the structure of our surcharges

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

March 2017

Sweden: 4.00%
Norway: 0.00%
Switzerland: 5.60%
United Kingdom: 0.00%

February 2017

Sweden: 4.00%
Norway: 0.00%
Switzerland: 5.20%
United Kingdom: 0.00%

CAF = Currency Adjustment Factor

 

Fuel Surcharges

March 2017

Denmark domestic: 14.10%
UK & Ireland*: 30.16%
Finland*: 35.24%
Rest of Europe: 28.16%

February 2017

Denmark domestic: 14.50%
UK & Ireland*: 29.94%
Finland*: 35.16%
Rest of Europe: 27.94%

* 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

Download PDF under "Downloads".

 

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.

February/March 2017

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Surcharges for Winter Road Service in Norway

From 1 Nov 2016 to 31 Mar 2017

Minimum:DKK 17 (per shipment)
500-999 kg:DKK 33
1,000-2,499 kg:DKK 49
2,500-4,999 kg:DKK 65
5,000-9,999 kg:DKK 85
10,000-14,999 kg:DKK 95
15,000-19,999 kg:DKK 130
20,000-21,999 kg:DKK 140
22,000-FTL:DKK 150 (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

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.

March 2017

Far East:
BAF: USD 375 per 20' and USD 750 per 40' – USD 21.25 w/m
CAF: 1.75%

India, Bangladesh & Pakistan:
BAF: USD 224 per 20' and USD 448 per 40' – USD 13.70 w/m
CAF: 1.75%

Container:
Fuel Surcharges: 16.10%

Low Sulphur:
Truck: per teu
Feeder: per teu

February 2017

Far East:
BAF: USD 375 per 20' and USD 750 per 40' – USD 21.25 w/m
CAF: 1.75%

India, Bangladesh & Pakistan:
BAF: USD 224 per 20' and USD 448 per 40' – USD 13.70 w/m
CAF: 1.75%

Container:
Fuel Surcharges: 16.10%

Low Sulphur:
Truck: per teu
Feeder: per teu

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

 

Fuel Surcharges

March 2017

Iceland: 25.00%
Faroe Islands: 6.00%
Greenland: -1.00%

February 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.

 

Indian Service Tax - Export

The Indian Government has at very short notice announced a change in the Indian Service Tax for all export to India.

This means that a 4.5% surcharge on all freight as well as freight-related costs, payable by freight payer, will be introduced as from 22 January 2017. The surcharge also applies to freight payers based outside India.

If you have any questions to the above, please refer to your local Blue Water contact.

Courier

Fuel Surcharges

March 2017

Courier: 15.00%

February 2017

Courier: 15.00%

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

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