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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 October 2022 is:
Containers: 2.0508 EUR per litre
Trailers: 1.7784 EUR per litre

Historic fuel prices containers

September 20222.0056 EUR
August 20222.1244 EUR
July 20222.0557 EUR
June 20222.0264 EUR
May 20221.9770 EUR
April 20222.0444 EUR
March 20221.8222 EUR

Historic fuel prices trailers

September 20221.7567 EUR
August 2022 
July 20221.7917 EUR
June 20221.7742 EUR
May 20221.8484 EUR
April 20221.6875 EUR
March 20221.5199 EUR
February 20221.4373 EUR

The average MGO price for October 2022 is:
1088.56  EUR per ton 

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


September Fuel&BAF_containers

October Fuel&BAF_containers


September Fuel&BAF_trailers

October 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.