DHL Express, the world's leading international express services provider last week announced a general average price increase in the Caribbean, effective January 1, 2014. In Jamaica, the average price increase for Time Definite International products will be 5.9 per cent. The increase will be partially offset by a 2 per cent reduction in the fuel surcharge.
"Our annual price increase is targeted first and foremost at ensuring a competitive, sustainable value proposition for our customers," said Ken Allen, chief executive officer, 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.
This year 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 programme 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 the DHL website at: www.dhl.com.