Demand Surcharge (formerly known as Peak Surcharge)

As of 4 September 2023, Peak Surcharge will be called Demand 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 March 7, 2022, we implemented the following Demand Surcharge (formerly known as Peak Surcharge) changes for TNT shipments:

  • For shipments from China and APAC* to Europe, the Demand Surcharge was increased from €1.10 to €1.30 per kilo.
  • For shipments from Europe to the US/Canada, China, APAC, and Rest of the World, the Demand Surcharge was increased from €0.20 to €0.30 per kilo.

The Demand Surcharge (formerly known as Peak Surcharge) will be reflected on your invoice.

Updated March 3, 2022

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 (EUR per kilo)

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

Export Destinations
Origin Europe US/Canada China APAC* Rest of the World
Europe 0.20 0.30 0.30 0.30 0.30


Min. Charge: €0.90 / Shipment

Import Origins
Destination Europe US/Canada China APAC* Rest of the World
Europe 0.20 0.20 1.30 1.30 0.20


Min. Charge: €0.90 / Shipment

Effective Date: March 7, 2022

(*) 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". 

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

Surcharge amount (EUR per kilo)

Origin Country Destination Country
Europe
Europe  0.10


No minimum charge

The surcharges below will apply for shipments between these origins and destinations regardless of where the invoice is paid, i.e. The surcharges will be implemented on both Export and Import/3P rates.

Temporary surcharge on TNT International Services

Surcharge Amount per Kilo
Country Rate/kg Minimum
Express Economy
UAE AED 1 AED 4 AED 4
Surcharge on TNT Middle East Road Network (MERN)
Country Origin/Destination Country Minimum
Currency Rate/kg
UAE UAE, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Jordan, Saudi Arabia AED 0.5

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