Understanding your invoice

Surcharges are additional charges that are mandatory and applicable to your TNT shipments.

When shipping consignments with TNT, the following surcharges apply: 

Fuel surcharge

Fuel surcharges are different for domestic & international, please check the pages below for more information:

Out-of-area surcharge

We provide collection and delivery services virtually anywhere you require. For certain remote and less-accessible locations an additional out-of-area surcharge is applied to cover additional costs incurred.


Enhanced security surcharge

Further shipping surcharges are applied to all TNT shipments. To ensure all our customers’ shipments are extremely safe while under our care we have introduced extra procedures, activities and investments. The enhanced security surcharge is applied to all our shipments to help partially offset these additional costs.


A volumetric conversion factor is used to calculate all surcharge costs. Every shipment is charged to the shipment’s greater weight, whether it is statistical or volumetric weight.


On all international Express, Economy Express and Special Express shipments the surcharge is levied at a rate of £0.03 per kilo, subject to a minimum of £0.50 and maximum £10.00 per shipment. A surcharge is levied at a rate of £0.09 per kilo for airfreight shipments with the minimum surcharge being based on a weight of 100kg. No maximum charged weight exists.