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.
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.