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Fuel and BAF

Within our network we use a combination of trucks, ships and trains to move your goods. The fuel used in the trucks and ships are purchased on a regular basis with variable prices. Fuel prices do fluctuate frequently, which result in monthly surcharges to cover the market effects for both road fuel and ships fuel (BAF: Bunker Adjustment Factor). Every month we inform you about the most recent surcharges on this page.

Fuel surcharge

BAF surcharge

What is a fuel surcharge

In order to cover the fluctuations in fuel costs, we developed a monthly variable surcharge system which is charged as a separate line on our freight invoices.

What is a BAF surcharge

The Bunker Adjustment Factor (BAF) is imposed by ship operators to compensate for fluctuations in prices of ship’s fuel (bunker) used on the ferry crossings.

How is fuel calculated

The fuel surcharge is based on the monthly average of the fuel prices published by TLN and Petrolfed. This average multiplied by the trade factor define the applicable percentages.

How is BAF calculated

The average Rotterdam Low Sulphur Marine Gas Oil (LSMGO) price in euro / tonne from the 16th of month N-2 until 15th of the month N-1 determines the BAF levels for month N. The BAF on individual shipping routes is calculated by multiplying the 'trade factor' by the fuel price.

The Road Fuel price for February 2023 is:
Containers: 1.8032 EUR per litre
Trailers: 1.5837 EUR per litre

Historic fuel prices containers

January 20231.8226 EUR
December 20221.8226 EUR
November  20222.0513 EUR
October 20222.0508 EUR
September 20222.0056 EUR
August 20222.1244 EUR
July 20222.0557 EUR

Historic fuel prices trailers

January 20231.5877 EUR
December 20221.5877 EUR
November 20221.7607 EUR
October 20221.7784 EUR
September 20221.7567 EUR
August 2022 
July 20221.7917 EUR
June 20221.7742 EUR
May 20221.8484 EUR

The average MGO price for February 2023 is:
824.10 EUR per ton 

The effective surcharge per transport can be found in the latest version in the file below.


January Fuel&BAF_containers

February Fuel&BAF_containers


January Fuel&BAF_trailers

February Fuel&BAF_trailers


* All forms of data on this page are for standard goods only and should be read as indicative and are purely based on the latest information received which still may change from time to time. Therefore, all CLdN CARGO companies and their employees, directors (hereafter ‘CLdN CARGO’) make no representation or warranty, express or implied, on the accuracy and completeness of the data mentioned in this document. The Customer remains at all times responsible for the completeness and accuracy of its transport orders. In no event CLdN CARGO can be held liable for any claim or loss arising from the use of the data in this document, including without limitation any direct, indirect, incidental, exemplary, special or consequential damages, even if advised of the possibility of such damages. The information contained herein is for information only and no warranty as to the correctness or the interpretation thereof of the relevant authorities is given. This manual does not amount to advice and you are invited to seek your own professional advice.