NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- The holidays are fast approaching, which means package deliveries will increase in the coming weeks as consumers hunt through e-commerce sites looking for the perfect gift to give. Privately held delivery service DHL Express is looking to grow this holiday season as it competes with delivery giants FedEx (FDX) , UPS, and the U.S Postal Service.
When comparing this time of year to last year, the company is looking to grow between 8% and 9%, and in terms of volume, it is expecting to see increases of between 15% and 25%, DHL CEO Ken Allen said in an appearance on CNBC's "Squawk on the Street" Wednesday morning.
The company is also being aided by a stronger dollar, in part because almost all of its business is done internationally.
"Because we're a network and because we're international, we see a lot of inbound coming into the United States now because of the strong dollar. So American consumers are buying from around the world," Allen said. "Trade in general has a balancing effect. So we see a lot of revenue now coming out of Europe into the United States, out of Asia even into the United States. And so our growth levels are holding very well."
CNBC's Carl Quintanilla asked the CEO if the company has plans to make any changed in the wake of the 2016 U.S. presidential election now that there are new narratives regarding infrastructure, job growth and corporate spending and productivity.
"No, our plans aren't changing at all," Allen responded. "First of all, I think everybody believes that global trade is the right thing to do. And global trade is going to continue. I know some of the trade agreements could be constructed better, so there's nothing wrong with looking at those. And I think for sure globalization is here to stay."