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DHL Express to raise rates for HK and Macau by 4.9pc

Wednesday, 03 October 2018 02:41

IN its annual general average price increase that is to be implemented from January 1, 2019, DHL Express has announced that that the average shipment price hike in Hong Kong and Macau will be 4.9 per cent.

"DHL Express has been investing significantly in its international network to meet highest expectations and to offer an even better service to customers globally", said senior vice president, DHL Express Hong Kong & Macau, Herbert Vongpusanachai, in a company statement.

"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. Particularly in the last few weeks and months, we focused on investing in hub expansions and new gateways in many markets and thereby boosted our shipment processing 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. 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," said Mr Vongpusanachai.

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 220 countries and territories that it serves.