German road tax (Maut)
As from July 1st german road network subject to toll for trucks (Maut) will be significantly extended. 40.000 km of federal roads will be applied to the existing 15.000 km.
This increase means, that road tax is currently charged on all highways and as something new on all federal roads (state roads).
Since the extension of the road network subject to road tolls will be significantly, as mentioned above, it will cause a cost increase on transport services to and from Germany. For this reason, we will unfortunately be forced to raise our road tax supplement on affected transports as from July 1st. Please see sheet under Road tax.
Customers who have road tax (Maut) included in freight rates, will as of July 1st pay a surcharge of 2.2% to cover these increased road taxes.