BAF and MARPOL prices have seen a general decrease this month.
DFDS Dover <> Calais MARPOL rates are down from £6.40 to £6.32 bringing the fuel surcharge total down to £9.97. P&O Dover <> Calais is also down, with vehicles up to 8 metres long at £3.76 this month from £4.16 last month. 8 - 13 metre vehicles is also down from £5.24 last month to £4.66 this month.
A full list of prices can be found on our Latest Ferry Operator BAF Surcharge page.
BAF is a fuel surcharge used by some operators to contribute towards the huge fuel costs of operating the ferry. This is an additional charge per booking and is decided on a monthly basis by the operators depending on fuel costs.
It is important for us to point out that this charge is not unique to Freightlink and is an unavoidable cost decided by the operator. All bookings will be charged the surcharge applicable at the time of travel, if you are booking for travel within the current month, prices shown on our website include any applicable fuel surcharges for your convenience.
BAF can vary massively between operators and routes, longer ferry crossings burn more fuel which tends to result in a higher surcharge. Some operators decide this charge based on a percentage of the fare whereas others charge per unit which may vary depending on the size of your vehicle. Some routes also have a MARPOL or sulphur charge. Essentially, the price of fuel at the time of sailing dictates the amount of surcharge and is the reason it changes month to month.