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BVBVK Energy surcharge December 2022

Below you will find the result of the BVBVK energy surcharge calculation (on a monthly & quarterly basis) for the month of December 2022.

The amount for the calculation of the quarterly energy surcharge was only announced today.

Press release regarding cost increase 2022

It is common knowledge that costs for Belgian refrigeration and freezing companies, for handling, storing and freezing goods have increased enormously in 2022. This increase is due to the huge increase in electricity tariffs and raw materials used in logistics, e.g. cardboard, plastic packaging materials and pallets.

Since energy prices shot through the roof last year, the BVBVK immediately anticipated this situation by introducing an "energy price surcharge" from the month of February. The purpose of this surcharge was to objectively and transparently justify the increase in cost price due to the spectacular rise in electricity prices.

Within a month and a half, 2022 will be over and therefore the BVBVK Board of Directors considers it opportune to issue a report on the cost increases faced by companies in the refrigeration and freezing sector over the past 10 months.

Attached to this message you will find two press releases regarding these cost increases, t.m.:

1) A notice regarding the cost increase for the companies that applied the energy surcharge in the past period.

2) A notice regarding the cost increase for companies that did not apply the energy surcharge in the previous period.

The BVBK Board


Portable Document Format (PDF) PERSBERICHT (incl energie).pdf (pdf, 204 KB)

Portable Document Format (PDF) PERSBERICHT (excl energie).pdf (pdf, 229 KB)

BVBVK/UPBIF - Look behind the scenes

A federation for the cold storage industry is of paramount importance: it's a body of information that acts as interlocutor and spokesperson in collective sensitive issues affecting the future of your industry and your business.

L'Union Belge d'Entrepôts Frigorifiques is not only a central contact point: now, you receive a lot of information without looking it up yourself. In discussions with policy makers on the environmental costs and  food policy , you will find in the Belgian Cold Storage Association a staunch supporter of our industry. Got questions? L'Union Belge d'Entrepôts Frigorifiques (BVBVK/UPBIF) makes every effort to respond to you directly or via its extensive network.

Energy crisis is a hurricane for refrigeration - freezing sector

Le secteur de l'entreposage frigorifique tombe d'une crise à l'autre. Il y a deux ans, la pandémie de corona a causé des problèmes majeurs lorsque les chaînes logistiques ont été perturbées, mais ce n'était rien comparé à la hausse vertigineuse des tarifs de l'énergie à laquelle le secteur doit désormais faire face. "Par rapport aux tempêtes précédentes, cette crise est un ouragan, voire pire", a déclaré Davey Gerlings, PDG de l'association industrielle Nekrovi.

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