DHL Express Announces 2022 Rate Adjustment
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Continued Suspension of Military Item Shipments
Until further notice, DHL Express will not accept shipments of military items subject to national export (or extra-territorial re-export) controls. Customers will be notified as soon as the suspension is lifted.
This suspension does not include domestic shipments or shipments of licensed dual-use items.
If you are uncertain whether your shipment contains military items subject to national export controls, please contact your national licensing authority.
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In this difficult time, rest assured that we will deliver the highest level of quality to our customers. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to your dedicated Account Manager. You may also reach out to us on via customer service.
Emergency Situation Surcharge Adjustment
Given the significant impacts of COVID-19 on the global aviation industry and in order to help us maintain reliable and high quality delivery services for you and your customers, DHL Express introduced a temporary Emergency Situation Surcharge in early April.
Since the onset of this global pandemic, DHL teams have been working around the clock, adapting and adjusting the operations of our global network to align with new developments, regulatory requirements and constant changes in capacity and demand.
As market conditions continue to evolve with the ongoing COVID-19 situation, the Emergency Situation Surcharge (ESS) will be adjusted effective August 24, 2020.
We will make an adjustment for the following origin/destination combinations, and this adjustment reflects changes in market dynamics, air capacity availability and operational restrictions imposed related to COVID-19 measures from local governments:
- Origins China, Hong Kong and rest of Asia to destination Australia and New Zealand: From MYR 7.80 p/kg to MYR 10 p/kg
Please note that this adjustment only affects shipments billed in Asia.
Below, you will find the details for the adjusted surcharge per origin and destination combination.
Charge in MYR per KG
|China||Hong Kong & Macau||Rest of Asia*||Australia & New Zealand **||Rest of World
(Africa, Americas, Europe and Middle East)
|China||-||4.30 MYR||4.30 MYR||10 MYR||4.30 MYR|
|Hong Kong & Macau||4.30 MYR||-||4.30 MYR||10 MYR||4.30 MYR|
|Rest of Asia||4.30 MYR||4.30 MYR||4.30 MYR||10 MYR||1 MYR|
|Australia & New Zealand||4.30 MYR||4.30 MYR||4.30 MYR||1 MYR||1 MYR|
|Rest of World||1 MYR||1 MYR||1 MYR||1 MYR||1 MYR|
* Rest of Asia (Asia excluding China and Hong Kong) = Bangladesh, Brunei, Bhutan, Cook Islands, Fiji, Indonesia, India, Japan, Cambodia, Kiribati, South Korea, Laos, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Maldives, Malaysia, Mongolia, New Caledonia, Nepal, Nauru, Niue, North Korea, Tahiti, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Pakistan, Solomon Islands, Singapore, Thailand, Timor Leste, Tonga, Tuvalu, Taiwan, Vietnam, Vanuatu, Samoa. Australia, and New Zealand as origin only.
**All shipments from Australia/New Zealand/Papua New Guinea to Australia/New Zealand/Papua New Guinea will be charged MYR 1/kg regardless of billing location.
Charge in MYR per KG
|Origin Country / Region||Hong Kong*
|Rest of Asia**||Rest of World
|China||4.30 MYR||7.80 MYR||4.30 MYR||4.30 MYR|
|Hong Kong*||4.30 MYR||7.80 MYR||4.30 MYR||4.30 MYR|
|Rest of Asia**||4.30 MYR||7.80 MYR||4.30 MYR||1 MYR|
|Europe||1 MYR||1 MYR||1 MYR||1 MYR|
|Americas||1 MYR||1 MYR||1 MYR||1 MYR|
|Rest of World||1 MYR||1 MYR||1 MYR||1 MYR|
* Hong Kong and Macau
** Rest of Asia (Asia excluding China and Hong Kong) = Bangladesh, Brunei, Bhutan, Cook Islands, Fiji, Indonesia, India, Japan, Cambodia, Kiribati, South Korea, Laos, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Maldives, Malaysia, Mongolia, New Caledonia, Nepal, Nauru, Niue, North Korea, Tahiti, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Pakistan, Solomon Islands, Singapore, Thailand, Timor Leste, Tonga, Tuvalu, Taiwan, Vietnam, Vanuatu, Samoa. Australia, and New Zealand as origin only.
***All shipments from Australia/New Zealand/Papua New Guinea to Australia/New Zealand/Papua New Guinea will be charged MYR 1/kg regardless of billing location.
In what circumstances will the surcharge apply?
The Emergency Situation Surcharge will continue to be applicable to all Time Definite International (TDI) shipments.
The ESS will not be applicable to Day Definite International (DDI – road) or Time Definite Domestic (TDD) shipments. Life Sciences and Healthcare customers and DHL Medical Express (WMX) shipments continue to be exempt from the ESS.
We kindly ask you to ensure that your invoice approval cycles and processes have been updated accordingly, to avoid any delays.
Please note that the Emergency Situation Surcharge is a temporary charge, which allows us to cover part of the operating cost increases and the necessary air network adjustments. We will continue to evaluate and adjust the ESS as market conditions evolve for the duration of this emergency situation.
If you have any questions, please reach out to your local DHL representative.
Security Inspections for Shipments Sent via DHL Express
When shipping, several regulations & policies must be observed. Therefore, DHL reserves the right to physically inspect any item tendered for carriage. Shipments lodged by our cash or credit card paying customers require 100% physical inspection. This policy is aligned with the legal and regulatory requirements of numerous governments and other regulatory authorities for the express delivery industry to ensure only legitimate shipments are processed.
Shipments may also be subject to other security control methods deemed necessary, such as Sniffer Dogs or X-ray without prior notice to the Shipper, Consignee and/or Payer.
Please note: As Items sent as gifts (Birthdays, Festive or Seasonal Celebrations etc.) are also subject to the same inspection(s) as noted above, Shippers are therefore advised not to wrap gifts or seal shipments upon tendering.
We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your understanding and cooperation.