Important update regarding your DHL shipment
In the face of the challenges posed by the current global COVID-19 situation, DHL Express is working to maintain a safe and reliable delivery service for you and your customers. As mentioned in our previous message, we are currently mobilising our business continuity plans, monitoring and responding to rapidly changing local conditions. We are also making safety our top priority.
We do this because we strongly believe in our company mission: “Connecting people, improving lives”. Never has that been more necessary than it is today. Enabling the flow of goods, ranging from consumer products to relief supplies, plays a crucial role in the welfare of the world’s citizens and the stability of our societies.
In order to ensure operational continuity and to keep connecting the world with a high-quality service, we will temporarily and until further notice levy an Emergency Situation Surcharge to all Time Definite International (TDI – Air Express) shipments.
Why are we creating this surcharge?
DHL Express transports your shipments around the world using our own fleet of dedicated DHL cargo aircraft, supported by significant amounts of commercial air cargo purchased on passenger flights. This unique model provides the coverage, capacity and service levels that you have come to expect, connecting all 220+ countries and territories worldwide.
You will all have seen in the news or experienced firsthand the dramatic impact the current COVID-19 crisis is having on the global aviation industry, resulting in significant reductions or complete cancellation of passenger flights in most countries.
Our Global Network teams have been working around the clock to react and adjust our network, adapting it to reflect the changes in capacity and demand resulting from the global upheaval. The massive reduction in available commercial air cargo capacity and destinations has necessitated a switch to more indirect routings and the purchase of additional cargo aircraft lift, which is in high demand.
These factors, among others, increase our costs during this period to unsustainable levels.
This Emergency Situation Surcharge will allow us to cover part of the operating cost increases and the necessary air network adjustments during the time of this emergency situation.
Please contact your GCLParcel representative for more information.