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DHL Express raises US rates for 2021

Tariff rates to increase 4.9% on Jan. 1

DHL Express 767-300 freighter (Photo: DHL Express)

DHL Express, the air and ground express unit of German transport and logistics giant Deutsche Post DHL, said Friday it will raise its 2021 published rates on U.S. traffic by 4.9%, effective Jan. 1.

The DHL unit said it will provide additional rate details, including any add-on fees known in the parcel-delivery trade as “accessorials,” no later than mid-October. A spokesman said he was unaware of any surcharges to be imposed during the upcoming peak holiday shipping season. 

DHL Express serves the U.S. with international service only. It ended domestic U.S. operations in January 2009. Most of DHL’s U.S. business is inbound from points in its 220-nation network.

The increases will apply to non-contract shipments tendered to DHL Express.

Mark Solomon

Formerly the Executive Editor at DC Velocity, Mark Solomon joined FreightWaves as Managing Editor of Freight Markets. Solomon began his journalistic career in 1982 at Traffic World magazine, ran his own public relations firm (Media Based Solutions) from 1994 to 2008, and has been at DC Velocity since then. Over the course of his career, Solomon has covered nearly the whole gamut of the transportation and logistics industry, including trucking, railroads, maritime, 3PLs, and regulatory issues. Solomon witnessed and narrated the rise of Amazon and XPO Logistics and the shift of the U.S. Postal Service from a mail-focused service to parcel, as well as the exponential, e-commerce-driven growth of warehouse square footage and omnichannel fulfillment.