Energy surcharge and road tax

GLS Denmark charges an energy surcharge as oil and elecitricity prices are of great importance for transport prices and thus also for the cost of parcel distribution.

Information on the energy surcharges are presented separately and transparently in GLS' invoices.

Energy surcharge

The energy surcharge is adjusted each month based on the last months oil and electricity prices. The lower limit for the energy surcharge on national parcels is 13,7%, international parcels 23,7% and other services 14,7%.

MonthNational parcelsInternational parcelsAdditional services
March 202416,04 %28,38 %17,04 %

Fuel surcharge - Phased out from March 2024

The fuel surcharge is adjusted each month based on the last months oil prices. The lower limit for the fuel surcharge on national parcels is 10%, international parcels 20% and other services 10%.

MonthNational parcelsInternational parcelsAdditional services
February 202411,92 %23,84 %12,92 %
January 202411,59 %23,18 %12,59 %

Capacity fee - Phased out from March 2024

The continued market growth has led to an increased need of transport, which puts an extraordinary high pressure on our capacity, especially the lack of drivers and equipment in the market. To deliver with the same high quality as always, we charge a capacity fee.

Month
February 20243.7%
January 20243.7%

Information on German road tax

In Germany, the government has levied a road tax for a number of federal roads. This means that all transports to and from Germany are charged with this tax.

GLS Denmark passes on this tax for parcels transported via Germany. The current amount of tax is DKK 1.81 per parcel and will be invoiced separately in invoices.