· Rates for Time Definite International shipments up to 300 kg to increase by an average of 4.9%

· Rates for Time Definite International shipments over 300 kg will incur an additional increase

· Effective January 1, 2018

Dubai, UAE - DHL Express, the world’s leading international express services provider, today announced its annual general average price increase throughout the Middle East and North Africa region, effective January 1, 2018. In the U.A.E. the average price increase for Time Definite International shipments weighing up to 300 kg will be 4.9%. An additional rate increase will be applied for heavier and bulkier Time Definite International shipments weighing over 300 kg based on overall weight and size of shipment.

“The DHL Express customer promise is that we will provide the very highest levels of service quality for their international time definite shipments and their business,” said Geoff Walsh, Country Manager, DHL Express, U.A.E. “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 modernizing 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 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. For more information, visit www.dhl.com.  


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