Road Transport 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.

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.


September 2019

Sweden: 0.80%
Norway: 0.00%
Switzerland: 4.40%
United Kingdom: 0.00%

August 2019

Sweden: 0.80%
Norway: 0.00%
Switzerland: 3.70%
United Kingdom: 0.00%

CAF = Currency Adjustment Factor

Fuel Surcharges

September 2019

Denmark domestic: 16.60%
UK & Ireland*: 36.40%
Finland*: 40.01%
Rest of Europe: 34.90%

August 2019

Denmark domestic: 16.90%
UK & Ireland*: 36.49%
Finland*: 40.04%
Rest of Europe: 34.99%

* 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 2019

Valid from 01.01.2019

Deutscher Bundestag has recently introduced new toll rates (MAUT) for trucks using the German road network.

We are talking about marked adjustments of the MAUT. The MAUT is paid according to the size of the truck or mere precisely according to number of axles and the environmental impact of the engine.

In total, 30 different rates are involved, some of which will be increased by up to 60% as from 1 January 2019. The most relevant rate, affecting the international trucks, will increase by 39%.

The German Minister for Transport Andreas Scheuer (CSU) promises that the new revenue will be spent on extending and improving the German road network. It is reported that the increase will produce approx. 3 billion EURO for this purpose.

Consequently, we have in Blue Water Shipping adjusted our EU Road Tax rates accordingly by the above percentage. The adjustment of the German MAUT will affect all transports to and from Germany, but equally important, it will have an influence on all transports through Germany.

If you have any questions to this subject, your Blue Water contact will be pleased to help.

Download PDFs (2018 and 2019) under "Downloads".

Parking surcharge

The Danish government has imposed restrictions for trucks parking on rest areas in Denmark.

The new regulation takes effect in Denmark as of 1 July 2018. We have calculated the consequence of the governmental measure and it is an ascertainable fact that our expenses will increase considerably. We therefore we have no choice but to introduce a separate “Parking Surcharge” of 3.5 percent of the freight amount. The surcharge will take effect as from 1 August 2018 and will be added on all transport- rates to and from Denmark.

Download PDF under "Downloads".

If you have any questions you are more than welcome to contact us.

Adjusting Lack of Capacity surcharge

Within all our markets we experience an intensified pressure on the provision of trucks. At the same time, we see less trucks available as there is still a substantial shortage of truck drivers.

To be able to provide service to our clients and cover their present demands, it is necessary to adjust the surcharge that we introduced  in the autumn of 2017.

With effect as from 1 August 2018, we will therefore increase the “LOC” surcharge (Lack of Capacity) from 5.0 percent to 8.5 percent.

As this is a situation beyond our control, we kindly ask for your understanding in this respect.

Download PDF under "Downloads".

If you have any questions you are welcome to contact us.

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.

August 2019/September 2019

Download PDFs under "Downloads".

Surcharges for Winter Road Service in Norway

From 1 November 2018 to 22 April 2019

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

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