Blue Dart considering hike of freight charges upto 15%

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Kolkata, Jul 23 (UNI) Blue Dart, India's major logistics private courier with about 42 per cent market share, has hinted a 10 to 15 per cent hike in freight charges owing to spiralling fuel cost.

Company's Managing Director Anil Khanna today said cost of every items has gone up and was still rising. To cap the deficit, freight charges of the company would automatically go up.

However, the company would not favour exploiting the customers and was thinking of ways and means to cover the deficit from other means.

Blue Dart, with an 8118 million (rupees revenue) with six Boeing freighters, 5602 vehicles covering more than 220 countries through sales alliance with DHL, posted a Rs 69.93 crore profit after tax in last calender year, an increase of 39 per cent from the corresponding period of the previous year.

Income from operations for the year ended December 31 was Rs 808.72 crore, up by 21.06 per cent from the corresponding period of the previous year.

The company was also exploring increasing its fleet both in air, surface and water transport for expansion of business in domestic and global market, Khanna, while launching Indo-Bangla trade route and new ware housing at Kona Express Way.

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