Global logistics giant DHL has announced a 4.9 per cent price increase for the 2013 year, which the company says takes into account rising inflation levels, industry cost levels and investment in service quality.


“The price increase that DHL Express is putting in place globally for 2013 is aimed at offsetting rising costs, including external costs that are out of our direct control and cannot be compensated through productivity improvements or economies of scale,” said Ken Allen, CEO, DHL Express.


“We are introducing our rate adjustment for 2013 with a clear focus on maintaining our value proposition. Our annual price increase is an important factor in maintaining the significant investments we make in our global network, which offers world class delivery performance for the benefit of our customers.” 


The price increases will apply to customers where contracts allow.