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Fuel Surcharge

Current Indexed Fuel Surcharge

DHL eCommerce utilizes an indexed fuel surcharge that is adjusted monthly, based upon the fuel prices published monthly by the U.S. Department of Energy. This method closely links fuel surcharges to current fuel prices and adjusts quickly to changes up or down in fuel prices. Changes to the surcharge will be effective the first day of each month and posted no later than the 15th of the month prior to the effective date.

The International fuel surcharge will apply to all international mail and parcel charges. The Domestic Expedited fuel surcharge applies to all domestic mail and parcel Expedited charges. The Domestic Ground surcharge applies to all domestic mail and parcel Ground charges.

Effective Dates
International Products - OtherInternational Products - IPA/ISALDomestic Expedited SurchargeDomestic Ground Surcharge
August 1, 2015 - August 31, 2015$0.12 per pound$0.01 per pound$0.00 per pound$0.01 per pound



DHL eCommerce International Products - Other

The International indexed surcharge calculation is linked to the monthly rounded average of the price for a gallon of kerosene-type jet fuel as published by the U.S. Department of Energy using the U.S. Gulf Coast (USGC) prices for kerosene-type jet fuel. DHL eCommerce applies the monthly rounded average from the period two months prior to calculate the applicable fuel surcharge. For example, the November 2006 fuel surcharge as calculated by DHL eCommerce was based on the monthly rounded average from September 2006.

For every 13 cents ($0.13) per gallon increase or decrease in the above defined fuel price index, DHL eCommerce will apply a 2 cent ($0.02) per pound increase or decrease to the Fee.

To view the monthly rounded averages go to the U.S. Jet Fuel pageExternal Link / New Window. To view a three month historical overview of the International Fuel Surcharge please click here.

Jet Fuel Surcharge Table (Prices per gallon)
At LeastBut Less ThanPer lbs.
$1.44$1.57 $0.08
$1.57$1.70$0.10
$1.70 $1.83$0.12
$1.83$1.96$0.14
$1.96$2.09$0.16
$2.09 $2.22$0.18
$2.22$2.35$0.20
$2.35 $2.48$0.22
$2.48$2.61$0.24
$2.61$2.74$0.26
$2.74 $2.87$0.28
$2.87 $3.00$0.30
$3.00 $3.13$0.32
$3.13 $3.26$0.34
$3.26 $3.39$0.36
$3.39 $3.52$0.38
$3.52 $3.65$0.40
$3.65 $3.78$0.42
$3.78 $3.91$0.44
$3.91$4.04$0.46
$4.04 $4.17$0.48
$4.17 $4.30$0.50
$4.30$4.43$0.52
$4.43$4.56$0.54


DHL eCommerce International Products - IPA/ISAL

The International Products - IPA/ISAL indexed surcharge calculation is linked to the monthly rounded average of the national U.S. On-Highway average price for a gallon of diesel fuel as published by the U.S. Department of Energy. DHL eCommerce applies the monthly rounded average from the period two months prior to calculate the applicable fuel surcharge percentage. For instance, the November 2006 fuel surcharge as calculated by DHL eCommerce was based on the U.S. On-Highway monthly rounded average from September 2006.

For every 30 cents ($0.30) per gallon increase or decrease in the above defined fuel price index, DHL eCommerce will apply a 1 cent ($0.01) per pound increase or decrease to the Fee.

To view the current On-Highway Diesel Fuel Prices go to the On-Highway Diesel Fuel line on the On-Highway Diesel Fuel pageExternal Link / New Window. To view a three month historical overview of the Ground Delivery Surcharge please click here.
National U.S. Average On-Highway Diesel Fuel Prices: Surcharge Table (Prices per gallon)
At LeastBut Less ThanPer lbs.
 $2.40 $2.70 $0.00
 $2.70 $3.00 $0.01
 $3.00 $3.30 $0.02
 $3.30 $3.60 $0.03
 $3.60 $3.90 $0.04
 $3.90 $4.20 $0.05
 $4.20 $4.50 $0.06
 $4.50 $4.80 $0.07
 $4.80 $5.10 $0.08
 $5.10 $5.40 $0.09
 $5.40 $5.70 $0.10
 $5.70 $6.00 $0.11
 $6.00 $6.30 $0.12
 $6.30 $6.60 $0.13
 $6.60 $6.90 $0.14
 $6.90 $7.20 $0.15
 $7.20 $7.50 $0.16
 $7.50 $7.80 $0.17
 $7.80 $8.10 $0.18
 $8.10 $8.40 $0.19


DHL eCommerce Domestic Expedited

The Domestic Expedited indexed surcharge calculation is linked to the monthly rounded average of the price for a gallon of kerosene-type jet fuel as published by the U.S. Department of Energy using the U.S. Gulf Coast (USGC) prices for kerosene-type jet fuel. DHL eCommerce applies the monthly rounded average from the period two months prior to calculate the applicable fuel surcharge. For example, the November 2006 fuel surcharge as calculated by DHL eCommerce was based on the monthly rounded average from September 2006.

For every 13 cents ($0.13) per gallon increase or decrease in the above defined fuel price index, DHL eCommerce will apply a 2 cent ($0.02) per pound increase or decrease to the Fee.

To view the current rounded averages go to the U.S. Jet Fuel pageExternal Link / New Window. To view a three month historical overview of the Domestic Expedited Fuel Surcharge please click here.
Jet Fuel Surcharge Table (Prices per gallon)
At LeastBut Less ThanPer lbs.
$1.83 $1.96 $0.00
 $1.96 $2.09$0.02
 $2.09$2.22 $0.04
$2.22$2.35$0.06
$2.35$2.48 $0.08
$2.48$2.61$0.10
$2.61$2.74$0.12
$2.74$2.87$0.14
$2.87$3.00$0.16
$3.00$3.13$0.18
$3.13$3.26$0.20
$3.26$3.39$0.22
$3.39$3.52$0.24
$3.52$3.65$0.26
$3.65$3.78$0.28
$3.78$3.91$0.30
$3.91$4.04$0.32
$4.04$4.17$0.34
$4.17$4.30$0.36


DHL eCommerce Domestic Ground

The Domestic Ground Service indexed surcharge calculation is linked to the monthly rounded average of the national U.S. On-Highway average price for a gallon of diesel fuel as published by the U.S. Department of Energy. DHL eCommerce applies the monthly rounded average from the period two months prior to calculate the applicable fuel surcharge percentage. For instance, the November 2006 fuel surcharge as calculated by DHL eCommerce was based on the U.S. On-Highway monthly rounded average from September 2006.

For every 30 cents ($0.30) per gallon increase or decrease in the above defined fuel price index, DHL eCommerce will apply a 1 cent ($0.01) per pound increase or decrease to the Fee.

To view the current On-Highway Diesel Fuel Prices go to the On-Highway Diesel Fuel line on the On-Highway Diesel Fuel pageExternal Link / New Window. To view a three month historical overview of the Ground Delivery Surcharge please click here.
National U.S. Average On-Highway Diesel Fuel Prices: Surcharge Table (Prices per gallon)
At LeastBut Less ThanPer lbs.
$2.40$2.70$0.00
$2.70$3.00$0.01
$3.00$3.30$0.02
$3.30$3.60$0.03
$3.60$3.90$0.04
$3.90$4.20$0.05
$4.20$4.50$0.06
$4.50$4.80$0.07
$4.80$5.10$0.08
$5.10$5.40$0.09
$5.40$5.70$0.10
$5.70$6.00$0.11
$6.00$6.30$0.12
$6.30$6.60$0.13
$6.60$6.90$0.14
$6.90$7.20$0.15
$7.20$7.50$0.16
$7.50$7.80$0.17
$7.80$8.10$0.18
$8.10$8.40$0.19


Fuel surcharge percentages, associated trigger points and basis for calculation are subject to change without notice. If the fuel surcharge rises above the maximum displayed price ranges or percentages, the tables will be updated utilizing the same calculation method.

Three Month Historic Fuel Surcharge RatesInternational Products - OtherInternational Products - IPA/ISALInternational Products - IPA/ISALDomestic Expedited SurchargeDomestic Ground Surcharge
July 1, 2015 - July 31, 2015$0.14 per pound$0.01 per pound$0.00 per pound$0.01 per pound
June 1, 2015 - June 30, 2015$0.12 per pound$0.01 per pound$0.00 per pound$0.01 per pound
May 1, 2015 - May 31, 2015$0.10 per pound$0.01 per pound$0.00 per pound$0.01 per pound
* Please note this fixed Fuel Surcharge does not apply to IPA/ISAL. If you currently have a fixed or discounted Fuel Surcharge, the previously established conditions will remain the same.