DB Schenker has been named official logistics and freight forwarding supporter of the International Volleyball Federation (FIVB), it was announced today.
Through its specialist logistic expert DB SCHENKERsportsevents, the company will provide logistics planning, freight transportation and customs clearance, and distribution operations for the FIVB.
The two-year agreement will cover an expansive period for the FIVB which has called for more logistical support for the organization’s 220 Member Federations.
“We’re extremely proud to have a company with the expertise and experience of DB Schenker coming on board to support our logistics requirements,” said FIVB President Ary S Graça.
“A great logistics team means our athletes, officials, volunteers and staff can perform with ease and confidence when the world is watching during two very important years in 2015 and 2016. The importance of DB Schenker’s role leading up to and during an event as the FIVB enters a very exciting era of continued innovation and modernization cannot be underestimated.”
DB Schenker has extensive experience in the provision of logistics services for major international sporting events.
The company has played a role in a number of Olympics and Paralympic Games, including Sochi 2014, London 2012, Vancouver 2010 and Beijing 2008, as well as the FIFA World Cup and a series of World Championships events.
DB Schenker has a team in over 100 locations around the globe ready to respond and deliver to event requirements.
“As the official logistics supporter to the FIVB, DB Schenker looks forward to engaging with the FIVB and its stakeholders to plan and optimise logistics services for the 2015-2016 calendar,” said Jochen Mueller, member of Board at Schenker Deutschland AG.
“Volleyball and beach volleyball are truly global sports with a phenomenal following so we are proud to play such a major supporting role. With DB Schenker sportsevents team we have had great success providing services in sports events always with a view to deliver on time, in full and accurately, and that is what we want to step up and do for the world of volleyball and beach volleyball.”