Fuel surcharges in United Kingdom

 

TNT applies an index-based fuel surcharge to all shipments. It is based on the spot price for U.S. Gulf Coast (USGC) kerosene-type jet fuel (as published by the US Energy Information Administration here).

International fuel surcharges

Week

Price Range

Dollar per Gallon

Economy Express

Europe

Economy Express

Rest of the World

Express

Europe & Rest of the World



Effective 20 February 2023, the TNT Fuel Surcharge will be adjusted on a weekly basis according to the following table:

International fuel surcharge index table

Price Range

Dollar per Gallon*

Economy Express

Europe

Economy Express

Rest of the World

Express

Europe & Rest of the World

* at least – but less than

There will be a two-week lag in the application of the fuel surcharge index. For example, the surcharge for January 21, 2019, was based on the average spot price reported for January 11. Changes to the fuel surcharge are effective each Monday. Information on the fuel surcharge for each week will be available approximately the Friday before the surcharge is applicable.

TNT may use a longer lag when the fuel price posted on eia.gov is delayed.

TNT reserves the right to change the fuel surcharge index and table without notice. Both the amount and duration of the surcharge will be determined at TNT's sole discretion. If the fuel surcharge rises above the maximum value or drops below minimum value, or there are changes to the trigger points, the above table will be updated.

The fuel surcharge for each TNT shipment is assessed on the net transportation rate and the below listed transportation-related surcharges.

As of 22 August 2022, the applicable Demand Surcharge (formerly called Peak Surcharge) will be factored in when assessing the fuel surcharge for each TNT international shipment.

As of 2 January 2023, the applicable Additional Handling Surcharge (Packaging or Weight) will be factored in when assessing the fuel surcharge for each TNT shipment.

  • Exceeding Dimensions;
  • Non-Conveyable Surcharge;
  • Non-Stackable Surcharge;
  • Out of Area Surcharge;
  • Receiver pays fee;
  • Residential Delivery Surcharge;
  • Resolved Wrong Address;
  • Demand Surcharge (International only), formerly called Peak Surcharge;
  • Priority Surcharge;
  • Additional Handling Surcharge - Packaging;
  • Additional Handling Surcharge - Weight.

As of 20 February 2023, the International TNT Fuel Surcharge will increase. Updated table will be available beginning 17 February.

For additional news and updates on the fuel surcharge, please check this page regularly.

 

The index based fuel-surcharge for UK National shipments is based on the monthly average forecourt price of Diesel, as published by the AA and is inclusive of duties and taxes applicable in the UK. To download the latest monthly data from their website please click here.

Date rangeUK Express Services
4th September 2023 - 2nd October 202315.25%
7th August 2023 - 3rd September 202315.50%
3rd July 2023 - 6th August 202316.25%
5th June 2023 - 2nd July 202317.00%
1st May 2023 - 4th June 202317.50%
3rd April 2023 - 30th April 202317.75%


The table below shows the average UK diesel price bands and their corresponding fuel surcharge levels.  Please be aware that there will be a one month lag in the application of the index. For example the monthly average price of diesel as published by the AA relating to December, will be used to determine the applicable fuel surcharge for February.

TNT's UK fuel surcharge will be changed on this monthly basis using this scale:

Domestic fuel surcharge index table

Price Range

AA Diesel Price (Ppl)

Fuel surcharge

* Add 0.25% for each additional 2.50 ppl increase in diesel price. 

Recalibrated November 2022.

TNT reserves the right to change the fuel surcharge index and table without notice.  Both the amount and duration of the surcharge will be determined at TNT's sole discretion.

Please check this website regularly for any updates.