Understanding your invoice

Surcharges are additional charges that are mandatory and applicable to your TNT shipments.

When shipping consignments with TNT, the following surcharges apply: 

Fuel surcharge

Due to continuing fuel price fluctuations, TNT applies an index-based fuel surcharge to all shipments. This approach provides our customers with a transparent charging mechanism for fuel costs. Follow the links for information on our Domestic Fuel Surcharge and International Fuel Surcharge.

Enhanced International Security Surcharge

Following well-publicised incidents involving the transportation of packages containing illegal explosive devices, TNT has implemented additional procedures, activities and investments to safeguard our customers' shipments whilst in our custody. To partially offset the additional costs an Enhanced International Security Surcharge is applied to all international shipments.

Effective January 7 2019, the enhanced International Security Surcharge (ESS) is incorporated into International freight charges on your tariffs.

Domestic Security Surcharge

The TNT Domestic Security Surcharge is a charge applied by TNT which reflects the costs associated with freight movements within the domestic priority network.



Other Additional Charges

Where shipments fall outside TNT’s standard handling and shipping process additional charges may apply to your shipment (in addition to the base rate). The following are descriptions of these additional services. The chargeable amount is dependent on the invoicing country.


Please click on the links below to see the corresponding surcharge and fee list


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