Apple’s huge ‘iPad 3’ air freight deal with DHL drives up shipping rates

“In another sign that Apple plans to make its third-generation iPad available for purchase very soon after it is announced this week, AppleInsider has been told that shipping company DHL is prepared to handle massive shipments from Apple,” AppleInsider reports.

“One person who contacted AppleInsider said that changes to the price of air cargo through DHL have signaled a major planned Apple shipment from China to the U.S.,” AppleInsider reports. “Evidence of this can be seen in a ‘big change’ in shipping costs, as Apple has taken up freight capacity on flights from the Far East to America.”

AppleInsider reports, “The massive importation of goods is said to be taking up valuable space on the courier’s international flights, which has driven shipping rates up this week considerably.”

Read more in the full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Edward Weber” for the heads up.]


    1. The other “road-kill” manufacturers should thank Apple for preventing them from shipping their bin-fillers. It might save them half of their shipping costs: once to shelf-land and the other back home to the company after they don’t sell….

      Apple is sooooo nice to their competitors! he he he

  1. How many of us, back when Apple was deemed “beleaguered”, imagined a day when Apple not only drove the supply chain but would impact global trade’s support structure?

    1. Ditto. Kinda ballsy to up rates when you’re the fourth ranked shipping company. Makes me wonder if Tim Cook will call FedEx next time, for when positively, absolutely has to be there overnight…

  2. DHL is bigger for international than US domestic. When I was working in Shanghai, the office in the US sent me packages via DHL.

    I assume FedEx and UPS are #1 & #2 (or vice versa).

    Who is #3?

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