GLS Austria charges a diesel surcharge as of summer 2005. This is because the rising crude oil prices have a significant impact on the transport price - and therefore also on the costs of parcel transport.
The fuel surcharge is levied on the net freight (including surcharges) and displayed separately as well as transparently on invoices.
|Parcel dispatch in||Index of |
previous month on
|Index change |
to May 2005
|March 2014||24.02.2014||57.51 points||6.16 %|
|February 2014||27.01.2014||56.83 points||6.09 %|
|January 2014||16.12.2013||58.88 points||6.31 %|
|December 2013||25.11.2013||58.88 points||6.31 %|
|November 2013||28.10.2013||57.10 points||6.12 %|
|October 2013||23.09.2013||62.57 points||6.70 %|
|September 2013||26.08.2013||61.07 points||6.54 %|
|August 2013||22.07.2013||61.20 points||6.56 %|
|July 2013||24.06.2013||57.51 points||6.16 %|
|June 2013||27.05.2013||58.47 points||6.26 %|
|May 2013||22.04.2013||55.19 points||5.91 %|
|April 2013||25.03.2013||59.43 points||6.37 %|
Calculation of the diesel surcharge
For the purpose of calculating the diesel surcharge, GLS Austria takes an index as a basis that is determined by the Federal Ministry for Economy, Family and Youth (BMWFJ) according to the "Fuel Price Motor".
GLS Austria sets the index and therefore the diesel surcharge for one month. The most recently published index of the previous month is the basis for the calculation of the surcharge for the current month.
As a starting value for the calculation of the GLS surcharge serves the index of May 2005, which corresponds to a diesel surcharge of 0 %.