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

Applicable for export/import road transportation involving Denmark and below mentioned countries. If you need to know the charges for other countries, please contact your local Blue Water office.

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

EU Emissions Trading System (ETS)

The EU ETS fee covers a tax on CO2 emissions from ferries. Blue Water calculates the ETS rates on a monthly basis.

ETS fee March (EUR)

ETS fee February (EUR)


CAF

March 2024

Sweden: 0.00%
Norway: 0.00%
Switzerland: 12.50%
United Kingdom: 0.90%

February 2024

Sweden: 0.00%
Norway: 0.00%
Switzerland: 12.80%
United Kingdom: 0.70%

CAF = Currency Adjustment Factor


Fuel Surcharges

March 2024

Denmark domestic: 28.20%
UK & Ireland: 63.50%
Finland: 63.60%
Rest of Europe: 62.00%

February 2024

Denmark domestic: 26.90%
UK & Ireland: 60.70%
Finland: 60.80%
Rest of Europe: 59.20%

* 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 adjustment

The EU Road Tax comprises all charges paid for Maut, road tax and toll in the European countries. The individual countries currently make minor and major adjustments of these charges which contribute to upgrading the road network.

EU Road Tax 2024 (EUR)

Effective from 01.01.2024

As of 1 January 2024, the road tax in Austria increased by 7.42%. This affects the rate of EU Road Tax for transport to/from/via Austria.

As of 1 January 2024, the road tax in Hungary increased by up to 50%. This affects the EU Road Tax rate for transport to/from/via Hungary.

Effective from 01.12.2023

As of 1 December, the road tax in Germany (maut) increased by 83.2%. This affects the EU Road Tax rate for transport to/from/via Germany.

Effective from 01.03.2023

As from 1 February, the road tax in France increased with 4.75%. This affects the rate of EU Road Tax in relation to transport to/from/via France, Spain and Portugal. 

Effective from 01.01.2023

As from 1 January 2023, the road tax increased with 3.9% in Germany and with 4.1% in Austria. This affects the rate of EU Road Tax in relation to transport to/from/via these countries. 


Brexit fee

Due to delays on customs clearance from British side, we are introducing a Brexit fee of 9.7 % per shipment to continuously sustain our transport lines to and from the UK. This fee covers all shipments to and from the UK, Ireland and Northern Ireland.


SECA fee

Sulphur Emission Fee

Since 2015, sulphur rules have been imposed on shipping lines to reduce sulphur emission in the Sulphur Emission Area (SECA) of the Baltic Sea, the North Sea, the English Channel and the Irish Sea. All fees are calculated after payable weight.

SECA March 2024 (EUR)

SECA  February 2024 (EUR)