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DHL Express announces its 2019 price adjustments in Sri Lanka


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  • Rate increase by an average of 4.9%, effective 1 January 2019

 DHL Express, the world’s leading international express services provider, yesterday (25) announced its annual price increase, effective 1 January 2019. Compared to 2018, in Sri Lanka the average shipment price increase will be 4.9%.

“DHL Express has been investing significantly in its international network to meet the highest expectations and to offer an even better service to customers globally,” said DHL Express Sri Lanka Country Manager Dimithri Perera. 

“Our aim is to deliver continuous improvement in quality to meet our customers’ needs even more. 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.”

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.


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