• Due to adverse weather expected across the country today please expect delays to some deliveries and pick-ups.

Additional Fees and Charges

Road User Charges (RUC)

As of 1 December 2018, Aramex New Zealand introduced a surcharge to offset the new RUC implemented by the New Zealand Transport Agency.

Due to the nature of the industry, majority of transport companies across the nation were impacted and introduced surcharges of their own.

For any queries regarding the Aramex RUC surcharge, please contact your local Regional Franchise to discuss further.

The current VFR and RUC% for our domestic services are:

MONTH VFR RUC TOTAL
May 2022 6.60% 1.02% 7.62%
April 2022 4.10% 1.60% 5.70%
Click here to see Auckland Regional Fuel Tax surcharge

 

Variable Fuel Rate (VFR)

As the cost of fuel is one of the most significant and fluctuating factors to the transport industry, the adoption of a VFR allows this cost to evolve whilst your base freight rates remain the same. The VFR is a surcharge that has been introduced effective 1 July 2018 to cover the dynamic cost of fuel and can provide many advantages to your business. Your VRF and freight rates are separate so rates will not need to be renegotiated every time fuel prices change;

  • VFR built into your freight rates can be higher to account for the inflation of fuel, keeping them separate means that you benefit from falling fuel prices;

  • When the price of fuel decreases, so will your VFR; and

  • The rates are transparent and displayed so you can at any point determine how the rates are calculated.

At the beginning of each month, the VFR will be calculated based on the average price of diesel.

 

Calculating the Variable Fuel Rate

There are two key components in calculating the VFR;

1. Base price
This is the current price for the products/services that we offer.

2. VFR
This is a percentage of your base rate, which is calculated by using that months VFR.
To calculate the total price you pay for a product or service, the base price is multiplied by the VFR then added to the original base rate.

Base Price + (Base Price x VFR) = Total Price (excl GST)

 

For example:

If the base rate is $5.00 and the current VFR is 2.00%, the total price would be $5.10 + GST.

$5.00 + (5.00 x 2.00% VFR) = $5.10 + GST
Base Price + (Base Price x VFR) = Total Price + GST

Two Month Lag
To calculate the VFR for the current month we use the Index from two months earlier. For example, to calculate the July VFR, we use the Index price from May.

Average Diesel Price
The Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment (“Index”) publishes the Weekly Oil Price Monitoring tables. The VFR is calculated using the 'Average diesel main port price less taxes, levies and ETS (Emissions Trading Scheme)'.

When is the VFR applied?
As of 1 July 2017, our VFR uses a Baseline Diesel (Index) price of $1.05. The ‘trigger point’ for when the VFR is applied is when there is movement of $0.01c above the Index price of $1.05. If the average diesel price for the month including taxes is $1.05 or below, then no VFR will apply for that month.

The VFR for each month alters according to the average monthly diesel price as shown below

 

VFR and Average Monthly Diesel Price Table

Average monthly
diesel price

(Less taxes, levies and ETS)
Greater than:

Average monthly
diesel price

(Less taxes, levies and ETS)
Less than or equal to:

Variable Fuel Rate (VFR)

1.04

1.05

0.00%

1.05

1.06

0.10%

1.06

1.07

0.20%

1.07

1.08

0.30%

1.08

1.09

0.40%

1.09

1.10

0.50%

1.10

1.11

0.60%

1.11

1.12

0.70%

1.12

1.13

0.80%

1.13

1.14

0.90%

1.14

1.15

1.00%

1.15

1.16

1.10%

1.16

1.17

1.20%

1.17

1.18

1.30%

1.18

1.19

1.40%

1.19

1.20

1.50%

1.20

1.21

1.60%

1.21

1.22

1.70%

1.22

1.23

1.80%

1.23

1.24

1.90%

1.24

1.25

2.00%

1.25

1.26

2.10%

1.26

1.27

2.20%

1.27

1.28

2.30%

1.28

1.29

2.40%

1.29

1.30

2.50%

1.30

1.31

2.60%

1.31

1.32

2.70%

1.32

1.33

2.80%

1.33

1.34

2.90%

1.34

1.35

3.00%

1.35

1.36

3.10%

1.36

1.37

3.20%

1.37

1.38

3.30%

1.38

1.39

3.40%

1.39

1.40

3.50%

1.40

1.41

3.60%

1.41

1.42

3.70%

1.42

1.43

3.80%

1.43

1.44

3.90%

1.44

1.45

4.00%

1.45

1.46

4.10%

1.46

1.47

4.20%

1.47

1.48

4.30%

1.48

1.49

4.40%

1.49

1.50

4.50%

1.50

1.51

4.60%

1.51

1.52

4.70%

1.52

1.53

4.80%

1.53

1.54

4.90%

1.54

1.55

5.00%

1.55

1.56

5.10%

1.56

1.57

5.20%

1.57

1.58

5.30%

1.58

1.59

5.40%

1.59

1.60

5.50%

1.60

1.61

5.60%

1.61

1.62

5.70%

1.62

1.63

5.80%

1.63

1.64

5.90%

1.64

1.65

6.00%

1.65

1.66

6.10%

1.66

1.67

6.20%

1.67

1.68

6.30%

1.68

1.69

6.40%

1.69

1.70

6.50%

1.70

1.71

6.60%

1.71

1.72

6.70%

1.72

1.73

6.80%

1.73

1.74

6.90%

1.74

1.75

7.00%

1.75

1.76

7.10%

1.76

1.77

7.20%

1.77

1.78

7.30%

1.78

1.79

7.40%

1.79

1.80

7.50%

1.80

1.81

7.60%

1.81

1.82

7.70%

1.82

1.83

7.80%

1.83

1.84

7.90%

1.84

1.85

8.00%

1.85

1.86

8.10%

 

Auckland Regional Fuel Tax surcharge, RUC, and VFR

As you are aware, an Auckland Regional Fuel Tax (ARFT) of $0.10 per litre (excl. GST) came into effect as of 1st December 2018.

As you can appreciate, fuel expenditure is one of our most significant operating costs as a transport service provider. Therefore, and to ensure that we continue to fairly remunerate our Courier Franchisees and offset increases in our linehaul business, we will be introducing an ARFT surcharge of 1.5%. This will be applied to our monthly VFR and RUC surcharge. As the ARFT is only applicable to the Auckland region, this will not be applied to our customer base outside of the Auckland region.

MONTH VFR RUC ARFT TOTAL
May 2022 6.60% 1.02% 1.50% 9.12%
April 2022 4.10% 1.60% 1.50% 7.20%

 

VFR and RUC rates (2021/2022)

MONTH

VFR

RUC

TOTAL

May 2022

6.60%

1.02%

7.62%

April 2022

4.10%

1.60%

5.70%

March 2022

2.60%

1.60%

4.20%

February 2022

2.80%

1.60%

4.40%

January 2022

3.10%

1.6%

4.70%

December 2021

2.2%

1.6%

3.80%

November 2021

0.8%

1.6%

2.40%

October 2021

0.9%

1.6%

2.50%

September 2021

0.7%

1.6%

2.30%

August 2021

0.7%

1.6%

2.30%

July 2021

0.3%

1.6%

1.9%

June 2021

0.0%

1.6%

1.6%

May 2021

0.0%

1.6%

1.6%

April 2021

0.0%

1.6%

1.6%

 

 

 

 

 

Critical Service Continuity Surcharge

Aramex New Zealand are introducing a temporary surcharge to assist with incidents that occur and are out of our control. This surcharge will be implemented to assist with the significant investments required to ensure we continue delivering for our customers. 

From April 1, 2022 the Critical Service Continuity Surcharge will appear on your invoice in conjunction with existing VFR and RUC surcharges. The surcharge will be reviewed monthly and will be published here. 

 

MONTH Critical Service Continuity Surcharge
April 2022 2.3%
May 2022 2.3%


1st April 2022

Due to the Covid-19 virus spreading through our facilities nationwide, Aramex is experiencing significant increases in its labour costs as it engages temporary resources to cover its primary Courier Franchisees and employees to continue delivering the best we can for our customers. 

 

Length Surcharge

Due to the boom of e-commerce and change in consumer purchasing patterns since the Covid-19 pandemic started the courier industry has seen a heightened demand for large/awkward items, this includes the Aramex New Zealand network.  

 
There are significant costs associated with the pickup, sortation, warehousing and sending of large/awkward items and therefore we need to adjust our costs so that we can continue delivering for you.  
 
From 4 April 2022, we will be introducing a length surcharge for parcels over 1.2 metres. The surcharge will be a flat fee of $5+GST for parcels over 1.2 metres and up to a maximum of 2.4 metres.  

 

Important information

- Length surcharge is applicable on any consignments where the greater of the length, width or height exceeds 1.2m.

- For customers consigning on the myfastway platform/API the surcharge will be calculated and presented as at time of consignment (assuming correct declaration from customer).

- For customers transacting on other consigning systems or third party software the surcharge will be calculated and invoiced for the previous month.

- Where surcharge was not initially applied due to under-declaration of freight or data not being provided, additional charges may be applicable on reconciliation.