A well-known German logistics operator to increase the prices of services. Others might do the same.
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DHL Freight has again decided to increase its delivery prices in the high season. A special surcharge will have to be paid for the company’s services from September.
DHL Freight has announced an increase in the price of services during the peak period between September and December this year. The company will introduce a special surcharge for deliveries during this period and it will amount to an average of 4% of the current price. The additional surcharge will cover the FCL and LCL services. The reason for this decision is the company’s shortage of manpower.
The serious shortage of drivers and the steadily increasing demand for road transport continue to affect the supply of available capacities in the market. That’s why we expect bottlenecks in the peak season compared to 2018,” said Martin Leopold, Sales Director at DHL Freight.
Last year, the logistics company also added surcharges to the prices of services in the season. At that time, however, they were agreed individually with each customer.
Other companies in the industry are also expecting bottlenecks.
“Not only is there a shortage of drivers, but the overall increase in operating costs is putting pressure on margins across the industry,” said Matthias Magnor, Chief Operating Officer of Road & Rail at Hellmann for DVZ.de. “That is why we do not rule out further price increases at Hellmann,” he adds.