DHL Express, the world’s leading international express services provider, has announced an annual price increase of 4.9% for shipments, effective January 1, 2019.
“DHL Express has been significantly investing in our international network to meet highest expectations and to offer an even better service for our customers globally,” said Geoff Walsh, UAE country manager, DHL Express.
“Our aim is to deliver continuous improvement in quality to meet our customers’ needs even more. The annual price adjustment allows us to further strengthen our infrastructure, ensuring best-in-class customer solutions by using innovative technologies and individual delivery processes,” he added.
Walsh said that in the last few weeks and months DHL has focused on investing in hub expansions and new gateways in many markets and thereby boosted its processing shipment capacities per hour and reduced our transit times.
“We are always working on upgrading our regional and intercontinental air fleets, we are opening new facilities with automated sorting technologies and introduce innovative e-commerce service solutions for our customer worldwide,” he said.
“Furthermore, DHL Express will carry on doing everything we can to assure the highest security and sustainability standards to comply with the requirements of our customers, partners and transport authorities,” Walsh added.
DHL Express adjusts its prices annually, taking into account inflation, currency dynamics and other rising costs, such as expenses related to compliance with enhanced security regulations, in each of the more than 220 countries and territories that it serves.
Price adjustments will vary from country to country, depending on local conditions, and will apply to all customers where contracts allow.