Logistics is one partnership that you need to get right for any sport, especially an event that has multiple stopovers in multiple countries and continents. The Volvo Ocean Race has announced that DHL will be the Official Logistics Partner for the upcoming yacht race which starts from Alicante, Spain.
[cleeng_content id=”381058568″ description=”99 cents or 10,000 hours. The path to being an expert can be easy or hard. ” price=”0.99″]It’s a good fit for DHL, who can show that they are able to manage complicated logistical projects and appeal to a wide audience of Volvo Ocean Race partners and those of the competing teams.
DHL will provide a complete logistics solution for the race encompassing air, sea and land freight movements. The company also sponsors Formula 1 and the Rugby World Cup.
With its expertise in such high-level events, DHL proves it is a global partner capable of delivering against extremely tight timelines and to disparate locations around the world. The Volvo Ocean Race demands a partner who can operate on a large and complex scale, and one which is able to deal with the intricacies of large sporting event logistics, where there are no second chances.
Volvo Ocean Race CEO, Knut Frostsad said:
“We are extremely pleased to announce DHL as our Official Logistics Partner. An event such as the Volvo Ocean Race requires its Logistics Partner to provide a world class service, and we look forward to working with DHL on what truly is a unique sporting and logistical challenge.”
Thomas George, CEO DHL Freight said:
“We look forward to supporting one of the most demanding international sporting events with our know-how in transport and logistics. It’s a perfect fit. Ocean racing requires core characteristics such as teamwork, passion, speed, technology and a can-do-spirit. These values also boost our performance at DHL.”
DHL will work with the race teams and partners to deliver key services including port-to-port transport of cargo and sailing equipment by air, sea and land. DHL will be responsible for the complete logistics management from the pick-up of cargo at any given venue to on-time delivery of the containers at the next race village. In addition to air, ocean and road transport services, DHL will provide full tracking and tracing of the cargo in transit as well as customs clearance and warehousing services.
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