Company says average price increase for UAE shipments weighing up to 300kg will be 4.9%
DHL Express, the global express services provider, on Monday announced its annual general average price increase throughout the Middle East, effective from January 1, 2018.
The company said that in the UAE the average price increase for time definite international shipments weighing up to 300kg will be 4.9 percent.
An additional rate increase will be applied for heavier and bulkier time definite international shipments weighing over 300kg based on overall weight and size of shipment, DHL added.
Geoff Walsh, country manager, DHL Express, UAE, said: “Over the last year, we have added new hubs with automated sorting capabilities to our international network and further strengthened our security measures globally in order to meet the requirements of our customers, partners and transport authorities.
"We have announced further investments in modernising our aviation fleet, introducing more green vehicles for inner city delivery and enhancing our ground infrastructure around the world. We have also deployed new solutions such as On Demand Delivery – to make the delivery process even more convenient for retailers and their customers in the dynamically growing e-commerce segment.
"Our annual price increase ensures that we can make the investments needed to meet our customers’ expectations and to continue to make them successful over the long-term.”
DHL Express said it 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.