Nov. 27 2007 02:14 PM

(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 27, 2007--DHL Express (USA), Inc., today announced new list rates for 2008. Rates will include a 4.9 percent increase in the net average shipping rate for DHL Domestic Air Express and International Express as well as 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 6.9 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 January 6, 2008.


Other changes effective January 6, 2008, include a $0.10 increase in the surcharge for Residential Delivery and for both residential and commercial Delivery Area Service. Exception Handling will increase by $0.50. The Large Package Fee will increase to $45. Additional details of the 2008 fee and rate changes will be available at as of December 14, 2007, and will be updated as further details become available.


In 2008, DHL customers can experience benefits resulting from service enhancements including:


   --  Improved on-time performance across the U.S. resulting from

        expanded hub capacity with state-of-the-art automation


   --  Increased shipment visibility with twice the number of

        checkpoints per domestic shipment and even more security,

        driven by a global containerization program


   --  Earlier U.S. delivery of International shipments, with all

        packages destined for locations within DHL's morning delivery

        footprint now qualifying for noon delivery


About DHL

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 225 countries and territories worldwide with over 300,000 employees dedicated to providing fast and reliable services that exceed customers' expectations. Founded in San Francisco in 1969, DHL is a Deutsche Post World Net brand. The group generated worldwide revenues of $80 billion in 2006.(a) For more information on DHL, visit


   (a) Revenues reported in U.S. dollars as of December 31, 2006.