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Surcharges TNT

Below are listed the surcharges that may apply to your shipment. Please keep in mind that the carrier may change rates and conditions for surcharges. We will do our utmost to inform you as well as possible, but unfortunately we cannot guarantee accuracy and completeness. Therefore, no rights can be derived from our information on surcharges. For insight into surcharge rates, please refer to the TNT website.

Note: The extra costs incurred by the carrier are calculated afterwards. For this reason, surcharges are invoiced later.

Weight adjustment

Additional charges will be applied for packages that deviate disproportionately from the weight entered by the sender during the transportation process as determined by subsequent weighings. This applies to packages that are weighed higher. The packages are weighed and measured by the carrier using calibrated equipment, and this applies to the highest chargeable weight, which may be the actual or the volumetric weight.

Fuel surcharge

The shipping rates presented on Parcel International's platform are included fuel surcharge.

Capacity Surcharge

A peak surcharge is applied to maintain operational continuity during busy months. This surcharge helps offset the increased costs associated with higher demand and ensures that services can be consistently provided. It is a common practice in industries such as transportation and logistics.

Additional Handling: Exceeding dimensions and/or weight

A surcharge will be applied when:

  • Economy and Domestic: An item weighs 30kg or more.
  • Economy and Domestic: An item exceeding the following dimensions: 240x120x180cm (LxBxH).
  • Express: An item weighs 30kg or more.
  • Express: An item exceeding the following dimensions: 120x120x150cm (LxBxH).
TNT will always only apply one Additional Handling surcharge per shipment. The surcharge will be applied based on below hierarchy: 1) Exceeding dimensions 2) Non-conveyable 3) Addtional handling: Weight 4) Additional handling: Packaging

Additional handling: Non-conveyable

A surcharge will be applied when:

  • An item weighs 30kg or more.
  • An item exceeding the following dimensions: 121x76x76cm (LxBxH).
TNT will always only apply one Additional Handling surcharge per shipment. The surcharge will be applied based on below hierarchy: 1) Exceeding dimensions 2) Non-conveyable 3) Addtional handling: Weight 4) Additional handling: Packaging

Additional handling: Weight

A surcharge will be charged if the package has an actual weight of more than 31kg but less than 68kg.

TNT will always only apply one Additional Handling surcharge per shipment. The surcharge will be applied based on below hierarchy: 1) Exceeding dimensions 2) Non-conveyable 3) Addtional handling: Weight 4) Additional handling: Packaging

Additional handling: Packaging

A surcharge will be applied when:

  • The contents of the shipment do not fit (completely) in the packaging.
  • The shipment is not packaged in cardboard packaging material.
  • The outer shipping box is wrapped with shrink wrap.
  • The package has an unstable and/or irregular shape.
  • The proper packaging guidelines have not been followed.
TNT will always only apply one Additional Handling surcharge per shipment. The surcharge will be applied based on below hierarchy: 1) Exceeding dimensions 2) Non-conveyable 3) Addtional handling: Weight 4) Additional handling: Packaging

Address correction

A surcharge will be applied when the carrier needs to determine the correct address in order to deliver the shipment.

Remote area

Surcharge for delivery and pick-up in remote areas. Remote areas include islands, mountainous areas or a postal code area or village that is difficult to reach.

Residential Delivery Service

A surcharge will be applied for delivery to a residential address.

Non-stackable

A surcharge will be applied when the pallet or package cannot be safely vertically stacked due to a non-standard shape. The carrier reserves the right to determine whether a shipment is stackable or not during pickup or at the sorting center.

Customs services

Shipments that require customs handling are subject to import duties and VAT. These costs are not included in the rates shown by Parcel International. The import duties and VAT are determined based on the contents and value of your shipment.

When TNT has to make an advanced payment for the costs for customs clearance of goods, in addition to VAT and import duties, a pre-payment fee is also charged.

Non-electronic invoice

For customers who prefer paper-based transactions.

Non-electronic consignment

We can provide printed consignment notes, if you do not wish to transmit your data electronically.

Return to Shipper

The charge will apply in the following circumstances:

  1. As the sender you request that the shipment is returned to you; or
  2. The shipment cannot be exported due to incorrect or incomplete paperwork and after several attempts to contact you we are unable to complete the paperwork and have to return your shipment.

GB-NI Admin Surcharge

Applied to shipments moving from Great Britain (England, Scotland and Wales) to Northern Ireland. The surcharge is a flat amount per shipment and may be subject to change.