Global express service provider DHL Express has announced a 4.9 percent year-on-year rise in average shipment price with effect from January 1 next year as part of its annual price adjustment.
“The annual price adjustment allows us to invest in our infrastructure,” said Md Miarul Haque, country manager of DHL Express Bangladesh.
The adjustment enables DHL to utilise innovative technologies and individual delivery processes to ensure best-in-class customer solutions, the company quoted Haque as saying in a statement.
“It is our goal at DHL Express to support our customers in reaching their business goals by tailoring our services to the needs of their business.
As a prerequisite, we have been investing heavily in our international network.”
“Rising item volumes in the e-commerce market have increased the demand for logistics expertise and in response, DHL Express has invested comprehensively in new aircraft and in development for its global hub and gateway network,” he said.
The result has led to the development of top-of-the-line sorting technology armed with multiple processing capacities, he said.
Prices are adjusted on an annual basis by DHL Express, taking into consideration inflation and currency dynamics such as administrative costs related to regulatory and security measures, according to the statement.
These measures are updated by national and international authorities on a regular basis in each of the more than 220 countries and territories that DHL Express serves.
Depending on local conditions, price adjustments will vary from country to country, and will apply to all customers where contracts allow, the company said.