Demand Surcharge (formerly known as Peak Surcharge)

During times of elevated shipping volumes, heightened demand for capacity, increased operating costs, and other strains on our network, we may assess a Demand Surcharge. 

IMPORTANT:

1. The applicability, duration, and amount of the Demand Surcharge is determined for each region based on regular assessments of shipping volume and available capacity within our network and other considerations.

2. Demand Surcharge amounts, associated trigger points, and methods of calculation are subject to change without notice. See the TNT Terms and Conditions of Carriage.

Effective January 1, 2024, we will implement the following Demand Surcharge (formerly known as Peak Surcharge) changes for TNT shipments:

  • For intra-Europe (export and import) shipments, the Demand Surcharge will be removed.

The Demand Surcharge will be reflected on your invoice.

Overview of previous updates, as of December 15, 2023

  • For intra-Europe (export and import) shipments, the Demand Surcharge will be removed as of January 1, 2024.
  • For shipments from China and APAC* to Europe, an increased surcharge from €1.10 to €1.30 per kilo begins March 7, 2022.
  • For shipments from Europe to the US/Canada, China, APAC, and Rest of the World, an increased surcharge from €0.20 to €0.30 per kilo begins March 7, 2022.

Surcharge amount (GBP per kilo)

Surcharge amounts below refer to payers in Europe. For inbound or third-party shipments, an export or import Demand Surcharge based on the originating country or territory is applied.

Export Destinations
Origin Europe US/Canada China APAC* Rest of the World
Europe - 0.27 0.27 0.27 0.27


Min. Charge: 0.8 GBP / Shipment

Import Origins
Destination Europe US/Canada China APAC* Rest of the World
Europe - 0.18 1.16 1.16 0.18


Min. Charge: 0.80 GBP / Shipment

Effective Date: January 1, 2024

(*) Asia Pacific (APAC) countries and territories are Australia, Cambodia, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Vietnam, Hong Kong SAR China, Macao SAR China, and Taiwan China.
Other APAC countries and territories are considered "Rest of the World". 

Demand surcharge on TNT International Economy Services (48N) - Intra-Europe only

Surcharge amount (GBP per kilo)

Origin Country Destination Country
Europe
Europe  -


No minimum charge

No minimum charge

Effective Date : January 1, 2024

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