Deutsche Post DHL

Deutsche Post DHL

November 22, 2013 17:00 ET

DHL Express Announces Its 2014 Rate Adjustments

- 3.9% Average Increase in Canada

- Effective January 1, 2014

BRAMPTON, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Nov. 22, 2013) - DHL Express, the world's leading international express services provider, today announced a general average price increase in Canada, effective January 1, 2014. Shipping rates will increase by an average 3.9% for International Express services and by an average 5.9% for the U.S. Economy Select Service. Some Optional Services and Surcharges will change as well.

"Our annual price increase is targeted first and foremost at ensuring a competitive, sustainable value proposition for our customers," said Ken Allen, CEO, DHL Express. "Through this process, we are able to maintain a competitive cost base while at the same time investing in the quality of our network. In 2013, for example, we have added capacity to our air networks in all regions, inaugurated our expanded Americas hub, and continued to invest in our Certified International Specialist training and development program for all employees. These investments benefit customers in every country that is shipping internationally."

DHL Express adjusts its prices annually, taking into account inflation and other rising costs 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

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