GLS charges a fuel surcharge because rising crude oil prices have a significant impact on the price of transport, and therefore also on parcel delivery costs.
The fuel surcharge is levied per parcel and displayed separately on invoice attachment.
Calculation of the fuel surcharge
GLS Hungary calculates the fuel surcharge monthly according to the NAV index. Once the fuel price is published, GLS determines the current surcharge.
The diesel price of HUF 270 serves as a starting value for the calculation. So the fuel surcharge is 0 when the diesel price is HUF 270.
GLS Hungary charges an additional HUF 9 per domestic parcel and 1% per export and import parcel per diesel price increase of HUF 10.
Between August 2022 - March 2023*
|Month||Fuel (NAV)||Fuel (GLS)||Fuel (domestic parcel)||Fuel (import/export)|
|February 2023||721 HUF||601 HUF||306 HUF||34%|
|January 2023||713 HUF||597 HUF||297 HUF||33%|
|December 2022||825 HUF||653 HUF||351 HUF||39%|
|November 2022||748 HUF||615 HUF||315 HUF||35%|
|October 2022||820 HUF||651 HUF||351 HUF||39%|
|September 2022||751 HUF||616 HUF||315 HUF||35%|
|August 2022||815 HUF||648 HUF||342 HUF||38%|
*in the reference months when the market price of diesel as determined by the NAV exceeds HUF 481 (current official price), we will apply a reduced settlement price of half of the difference between HUF 481/l and the market price of diesel set by the NAV (approximately 50% of the contractual fuel surcharge increase).
Until July 2022
|Month||Fuel (NAV)||Fuel (domestic parcel)||Fuel (import/export parcel)|
|2022 July||HUF 481||HUF 198||22%|
|2022 June||HUF 481||HUF 198||22%|
|2022 May**||HUF 481||HUF 198||22%|
|2022 April||HUF 481||HUF 198||22%|
|2022 March||HUF 481||HUF 198||22%|
|2022 February||HUF 478||HUF 189||21%|
|2022 January||HUF 481||HUF 198||22%|
**The National Tax and Customs Office has made available the list of fuel prices for May, which now shows two prices: the official price of diesel (481 HUF/litre) and the market price (683 HUF/litre), which currently differ by more than 200 HUF.
For our mainline services, fuel can only be purchased at the market price, however, as the majority of our fleet pays the official price of 480 Ft/litre, GLS has set the fuel surcharge for the month of May 2022 at the official price of 481 Ft.
Yours sincerely,GLS Hungary