Fuel surcharge

GLS can charge a fuel surcharge because crude oil prices have a significant impact on the price of transport, and therefore also on parcel and freight delivery costs.

On the 1th of every month GLS Netherlands calculates the fuel surcharge. This price is based on average diesel prices, published by Transport and Logistics Netherlands (TLN).

In the 2021 calculation GLS Netherlands expects an average diesel price of € 1.07 (exclusive VAT). For every increase of € 0.025, GLS Netherlands charges a surcharge of 0.25 % per BusinessParcel, EuroBusinessParcel or ExpressParcel, 0.50 % per BusinessFreight and 0.75 % per EuroBusinessFreight.

Fuel surcharge 2021
MonthAverage priceBusinessParcelEuroBusinessParcelExpressParcelBusinessFreightEuroBusinessFreight
January€ 1.11170.25 %0.25 %0.25 %0.50 %0.75 %

All prices are exclusive VAT.

Annual average diesel price and fuel surcharge
YearAverige priceBusinessParcelEuroBusinessParcelExpressParcelBusinessFreightEuroBusinessFreight
2020€ 1.11080.25 %0.25 %0.25 %0.50 %0.75 %
2019€ 1.20721.25 %1.25 %1.25 %2.50 %3.75 %
2018€ 1.18611.00 %1.00 %1.00 %2.00 %3.00 %

All prices are exclusive VAT.