Due to the unprecedented effects of the COVID-19 virus on the airline & travel industry, we are experiencing large & sudden rate increases from our partner airlines, as well as a dramatic reduction in available space, especially for traffic from the Asia region into South Africa. These rate increases have been in place with the airlines during July, August & September, and we have absorbed the costs, but that cannot continue.

We hope that this will be a temporary measure, but from October 1st, for all imports from Asia ( China , Hong Kong, Bangladesh, Singapore, Thailand, Japan, Taiwan, Vietnam, etc. ) Royale will start levying a R45 per kilo surcharge on all imports.

This surcharge will be in place until December 31st 2020, when it will be reviewed.

We understand that all companies are under extreme financial pressure currently, and are not introducing this surcharge lightly, but this additional charge is essential to be able to continue offering & improving our service to you.