What is a Fuel Surcharge and why do I have to pay it?

Nearly all transportation carriers have instituted fuel surcharges to account for the wide fluctuations that are experienced in the cost of fuel, a major cost for transportation providers. Although DHL EasyShop goes to great lengths to negotiate the best possible rates, nearly all carriers reserve the right to add a fuel surcharge to the rates we pay. This surcharge will vary based on a set formula related to the price of fuel and may increase or decrease throughout the year. Because of the variability, DHL EasyShop does not have a standard fuel Surcharge but the current amount is available for you in the DHL EasyShop Shipping Cost Calculator.