Current Indexed Fuel Surcharge

DHL Global Mail utilizes an indexed fuel surcharge that is adjusted monthly, based upon the fuel prices published monthly by the U.S. Department of Energy. This method closely links fuel surcharges to current fuel prices and adjusts quickly to changes up or down in fuel prices. Changes to the surcharge will be effective the first day of each month and posted no later than the 15th of the month prior to the effective date.

The International fuel surcharge will apply to all international mail and parcel charges. The Domestic Expedited fuel surcharge applies to all domestic mail and parcel Expedited charges. The Domestic Ground surcharge applies to all domestic mail and parcel Ground charges.

Effective Dates International Products - Other International Products - IPA/ISAL/Canada Lettermail and Canada Admail Products Domestic Expedited Surcharge Domestic Ground Surcharge
May 1, 2014 - May 31, 2014 $0.30 per pound $0.05 per pound $0.16 per pound $0.05 per pound

DHL Global Mail International Products - Other

Jet Fuel Surcharge Table (Prices per gallon)
At Least But Less Than Per lbs.
$1.44 $1.57 $0.08
$1.57 $1.70 $0.10
$1.70 $1.83 $0.12
$1.83 $1.96 $0.14
$1.96 $2.09 $0.16
$2.09 $2.22 $0.18
$2.22 $2.35 $0.20
$2.35 $2.48 $0.22
$2.48 $2.61 $0.24
$2.61 $2.74 $0.26
$2.74 $2.87 $0.28
$2.87 $3.00 $0.30
$3.00 $3.13 $0.32
$3.13 $3.26 $0.34
$3.26 $3.39 $0.36
$3.39 $3.52 $0.38
$3.52 $3.65 $0.40
$3.65 $3.78 $0.42
$3.78 $3.91 $0.44
$3.91 $4.04 $0.46
$4.04 $4.17 $0.48
$4.17 $4.30 $0.50
$4.30 $4.43 $0.52
$4.43 $4.56 $0.54

The International indexed surcharge calculation is linked to the monthly rounded average of the price for a gallon of kerosene-type jet fuel as published by the U.S. Department of Energy using the U.S. Gulf Coast (USGC) prices for kerosene-type jet fuel. DHL Global Mail applies the monthly rounded average from the period two months prior to calculate the applicable fuel surcharge. For example, the November 2006 fuel surcharge as calculated by DHL Global Mail was based on the monthly rounded average from September 2006.

For every 13 cents ($0.13) per gallon increase or decrease in the above defined fuel price index, DHL Global Mail will apply a 2 cent ($0.02) per pound increase or decrease to the Fee.

To view the monthly rounded averages go to the U.S. Jet Fuel page. To view a three month historical overview of the International Fuel Surcharge please click here.

NOTE: Clicking on the U.S. Jet Fuel link will open a new external website outside of www.dhlglobalmail.com and will open an Adobe Acrobat PDF file.


DHL Global Mail International Products - IPA/ISAL/Canada Lettermail and Canada Admail Products

National U.S. Average On-Highway Diesel Fuel Prices: Surcharge Table (Prices per gallon)
At Least But Less Than Per lbs.
$2.40 $2.70 $0.00
$2.70 $3.00 $0.01
$3.00 $3.30 $0.02
$3.30 $3.60 $0.03
$3.60 $3.90 $0.04
$3.90 $4.20 $0.05
$4.20 $4.50 $0.06
$4.50 $4.80 $0.07
$4.80 $5.10 $0.08
$5.10 $5.40 $0.09
$5.40 $5.70 $0.10
$5.70 $6.00 $0.11
$6.00 $6.30 $0.12
$6.30 $6.60 $0.13
$6.60 $6.90 $0.14
$6.90 $7.20 $0.15
$7.20 $7.50 $0.16
$7.50 $7.80 $0.17
$7.80 $8.10 $0.18
$8.10 $8.40 $0.19

The International Products -IPA/ISAL/Canada Lettermail and Canada Admail Products indexed surcharge calculation is linked to the monthly rounded average of the national U.S. On-Highway average price for a gallon of diesel fuel as published by the U.S. Department of Energy. DHL Global Mail applies the monthly rounded average from the period two months prior to calculate the applicable fuel surcharge percentage. For instance, the November 2006 fuel surcharge as calculated by DHL Global Mail was based on the U.S. On-Highway monthly rounded average from September 2006.

For every 30 cents ($0.30) per gallon increase or decrease in the above defined fuel price index, DHL Global Mail will apply a 1 cent ($0.01) per pound increase or decrease to the Fee.

To view the current On-Highway Diesel Fuel Prices go to the On-Highway Diesel Fuel line on the On-Highway Diesel Fuel page. To view a three month historical overview of the Ground Delivery Surcharge please click here.

NOTE: Clicking on the On-Highway Diesel Fuel link will open a new external website outside of www.dhlglobalmail.com and will open an Adobe Acrobat PDF file.


DHL Global Mail Domestic Expedited

Jet Fuel Surcharge Table (Prices per gallon)
At Least But Less Than Per lbs.
$1.83 $1.96 $0.00
$1.96 $2.09 $0.02
$2.09 $2.22 $0.04
$2.22 $2.35 $0.06
$2.35 $2.48 $0.08
$2.48 $2.61 $0.10
$2.61 $2.74 $0.12
$2.74 $2.87 $0.14
$2.87 $3.00 $0.16
$3.00 $3.13 $0.18
$3.13 $3.26 $0.20
$3.26 $3.39 $0.22
$3.39 $3.52 $0.24
$3.52 $3.65 $0.26
$3.65 $3.78 $0.28
$3.78 $3.91 $0.30
$3.91 $4.04 $0.32
$4.04 $4.17 $0.34
$4.17 $4.30 $0.36

The Domestic Expedited indexed surcharge calculation is linked to the monthly rounded average of the price for a gallon of kerosene-type jet fuel as published by the U.S. Department of Energy using the U.S. Gulf Coast (USGC) prices for kerosene-type jet fuel. DHL Global Mail applies the monthly rounded average from the period two months prior to calculate the applicable fuel surcharge. For example, the November 2006 fuel surcharge as calculated by DHL Global Mail was based on the monthly rounded average from September 2006.

For every 13 cents ($0.13) per gallon increase or decrease in the above defined fuel price index, DHL Global Mail will apply a 2 cent ($0.02) per pound increase or decrease to the Fee.

To view the current rounded averages go to the U.S. Jet Fuel page. To view a three month historical overview of the Domestic Expedited Fuel Surcharge please click here.

NOTE: Clicking on the U.S. Jet Fuel link will open a new external website outside of www.dhlglobalmail.com and will open an Adobe Acrobat PDF file.


DHL Global Mail Domestic Ground

National U.S. Average On-Highway Diesel Fuel Prices: Surcharge Table (Prices per gallon)
At Least But Less Than Per lbs.
$2.40 $2.70 $0.00
$2.70 $3.00 $0.01
$3.00 $3.30 $0.02
$3.30 $3.60 $0.03
$3.60 $3.90 $0.04
$3.90 $4.20 $0.05
$4.20 $4.50 $0.06
$4.50 $4.80 $0.07
$4.80 $5.10 $0.08
$5.10 $5.40 $0.09
$5.40 $5.70 $0.10
$5.70 $6.00 $0.11
$6.00 $6.30 $0.12
$6.30 $6.60 $0.13
$6.60 $6.90 $0.14
$6.90 $7.20 $0.15
$7.20 $7.50 $0.16
$7.50 $7.80 $0.17
$7.80 $8.10 $0.18
$8.10 $8.40 $0.19

The Domestic Ground Service indexed surcharge calculation is linked to the monthly rounded average of the national U.S. On-Highway average price for a gallon of diesel fuel as published by the U.S. Department of Energy. DHL Global Mail applies the monthly rounded average from the period two months prior to calculate the applicable fuel surcharge percentage. For instance, the November 2006 fuel surcharge as calculated by DHL Global Mail was based on the U.S. On-Highway monthly rounded average from September 2006.

For every 30 cents ($0.30) per gallon increase or decrease in the above defined fuel price index, DHL Global Mail will apply a 1 cent ($0.01) per pound increase or decrease to the Fee.

To view the current On-Highway Diesel Fuel Prices go to the On-Highway Diesel Fuel line on the On-Highway Diesel Fuel page. To view a three month historical overview of the Ground Delivery Surcharge please click here.

NOTE: Clicking on the On-Highway Diesel Fuel link will open a new external website outside of www.dhlglobalmail.com and will open an Adobe Acrobat PDF file.


Fuel surcharge percentages, associated trigger points and basis for calculation are subject to change without notice. If the fuel surcharge rises above the maximum displayed price ranges or percentages, the tables will be updated utilizing the same calculation method.

Three Month Historic Fuel Surcharge Rates International Products - Other International Products - IPA/ISAL/Canada Lettermail and Canada Admail Products Domestic Expedited Surcharge Domestic Ground Surcharge
April 1, 2014 - April 30, 2014 $0.30 per pound $0.05 per pound $0.16 per pound $0.05 per pound
March 1, 2014 - March 31, 2014 $0.30 per pound $0.04 per pound $0.16 per pound $0.04 per pound
February 1, 2014 - February 28, 2014 $0.30 per pound $0.04 per pound $0.16 per pound $0.04 per pound

* Please note this fixed Fuel Surcharge does not apply to IPA, ISAL, Canada Lettermail or Canada Admail products. If you currently have a fixed or discounted Fuel Surcharge, the previously established conditions will remain the same.