DHL Express, the world’s leading international express services provider, announced its annual price increase, effective January 1, 2020. Compared to 2019, in Austria the shipment price will increase for most of the customers by 4.9 percent. Depending on weight, volume and destination mix prices might be even higher. The annual price increase covers both national and international shipments.
“Our aim is to deliver continuous improvement in quality to meet our customers’ needs even more. “DHL Express has been investing significantly in its international network to meet highest expectations and to offer an even better service to customers globally,” explains Ralf Schweighöfer, CEO DHL Express (Austria) GmbH, and adds “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. These investments boost our shipment processing capacities per hour and reduce 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 customers worldwide. At DHL Express, we will also 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.”
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. The price adjustments apply to DHL Express services, not the national parcel business.
With around 380,000 employees in over 220 countries and territories worldwide, DHL enables global trade. DHL is part of the Deutsche Post DHL Group. In 2018, the group achieved sales of more than EUR 61 billion.