PLANTATION, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 30, 2006--DHL Express (USA), Inc. today announced new list rates for 2007, including a 3.9 percent increase in the net average shipping rate for DHL Domestic Air Express and International Express, and an average increase of 4.9 percent for DHL Ground shipments and for DHL@home. The increase for air express and international shipments is comprised of a 5.9 percent average increase in the base rates, offset by a 2.0 percentage point reduction in the Air fuel surcharge index. The new rates will be effective
In the first quarter of 2007, DHL will add a new dimensional weight system for oversized Ground shipments. If the dimensional weight is greater than the actual weight, dimensional weight will apply to Ground shipments that are three cubic feet (5,184 cubic inches) or greater. Packages less than three cubic feet will be billed based on actual weight.
Other changes effective
With a focus on bringing customer service back to shipping, DHL has continued investments in its US network and has achieved unparalleled levels of excellence in service and customer satisfaction in the past year.
DHL recently began operating a new state-of-the-art automated sort facility at the
Similar auto sort system upgrades at the company's East Coast ground hub in
DHL's commitment to performance and customer service was shown recently through a third party independent study measuring the performance and delivery reliability of DHL against competitors in the
DHL's mission is to provide the most flexible, personable and enjoyable experience in the shipping industry for our customers. DHL is the global market leader of the international express and logistics industry, specializing in providing innovative and customized solutions from a single source. DHL offers expertise in express, air and ocean freight, overland transport, and contract logistic solutions as well as international mail services, combined with worldwide coverage and an in-depth understanding of local markets. DHL's international network links more than 220 countries and territories worldwide with over 285,000 employees dedicated to providing fast and reliable services that exceed customers' expectations. Founded in