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Rates Rise for U.S. Shippers by 5.9% for DHL
Due to inflation and an increase in investments, carriers are experiencing higher costs. These higher costs are causing many price hikes for various carriers including DHL and FedEx. Effective January 1, DHL will raise its rates by 5.9% to match the price hike of FedEx. This price increase will include account holders that ship to and from 220 countries that DHL serves.
Due to surging ecommerce volumes, DHL plans to expand and upgrade its current operations by adding new facilities and enhancing its freighter fleet. The increase in rates will help DHL invest more into its core business ventures so that no disruptions may occur.
The rising parcel costs are expected to trigger changes within various industries and will change the way businesses chose to ship and receive packages and manage their logistics systems. These price hikes are assumed to be passed down to the consumers so that the increase in costs won’t be absorbed by the shippers - i.e. retailers, wholesalers, and manufacturers.
Contributor: Alyssa Vetter
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