Increase in Rates for Courier Services

The company DHL has announced that starting January 2015 that the average increase in prices in Guatemala, Costa Rica and Panama will be 4.9%.

Monday, September 29, 2014

From a statement issued by DHL:

DHL Express, provider of the world's leading international express services, today announced an overall increase in average rates globally, effective from January 1, 2015. The average increase in prices in Guatemala will be 4.9% (also applicable to Costa Rica and Panama).

"DHL Express is committed to providing great value to its customers, and our annual price increase is one of several factors that allows us to ensure excellence in service and a offer long-term competitiveness," said Ken Allen, Director General of DHL Express. "We have an world-class express distribution network, in which about 500 million euros is invested each year. Our main investments in 2014, include new facilities in Japan, the Middle East and North Africa, upgrading facilities across the UK and additional flights in all regions, have further strengthened this network.

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