INTERNATIONAL forwarding company DHL Express will implement a 4.9-percent hike in the prices of its services starting January 1.
The firm adjusts its prices annually, taking into account inflation and other rising costs, such as additional expenses related to compliance with enhanced security regulations, in each of the more than 220 countries and territories that it serves, Ken Allen, chief executive at DHL Express, said on Friday.
Price adjustments vary from country to country, depending on local conditions, and will apply to all customers where contracts allow.
“Our annual price increase enables us to continue investing in our international time definite network and to maintain our leading service quality. Our major investment announcements in 2015 have included new hubs in Brussels, Belgium, and Singapore, and an expanded Americas hub in Cincinnati, US.
We are also continuing to invest in the Middle East and Africa, where we have unrivaled networks, and to add freighter aircraft, particularly to strengthen our intercontinental connections,” Allen said.
He added: “Last but not least, our Certified International Specialist program is equipping our employees with the skills and knowledge to deliver exceptional service. All of this has one overarching aim: to help our customers grow and succeed in international trade.”
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