Glasgow 2014 today (Tuesday 3 December) announced DB Schenker as Official Logistics Provider for the Commonwealth Games.
DB Schenker will provide warehouse space, warehouse operations including staff and equipment, and freight transportation services.
The company will provide an end to end service for the Games and has extensive experience in the provision of logistics services for major sporting events.
DB Schenker was an Official Provider at two previous Commonwealth Games, Manchester 2002 and Melbourne 2006, and were also an exclusive supplier at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games.
The company has worked with the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) since 2004 and recently extended its agreement to provide logistics, freight forwarding and customs clearance services throughout Sochi 2014 and Rio 2016.
With 15 locations and more than 730 employees in the UK, DB Schenker provides comprehensive logistics services and global supply chain management.
DB Schenker has 2,000 offices worldwide with a presence in more than 130 countries and is part of the Transport and Logistics Division of Deutsche Bahn, the German Railways. They offer comprehensive logistics services including transportation chains across all carriers.
Ty Speer, Glasgow 2014 Deputy Chief Executive, said:
"We are delighted to have DB Schenker join our Sponsor Family. They have a strong track record in major multi-sports events including two previous Commonwealth Games.
"Their local presence in Scotland is an important factor as it means they know the operating environment here in Glasgow to ensure all requirements are delivered in full and on time."
Helgi Ingolfsson, CEO, Schenker Ltd, said:
"We are very proud to be the Official Logistics Provider to Glasgow 2014. We have a strong association with the Commonwealth Games having been the Official Provider at Manchester 2002 and Melbourne 2006 so it is exciting for our team to once again work with the Commonwealth Games.
"Our team here In the UK is committed to provide logistics support and services at all times ensuring that Glasgow 2014 will always fulfil its tactical priorities."
Note to Editors
1. The Commonwealth Games is an international, multi-sport event involving 70 teams of athletes from the Commonwealth of Nations. The event was first held in 1930 and takes place every four years. Glasgow 2014 will be the 20th Commonwealth Games and will be held from 23 July to 3 August. It will feature 17 sports in 11 days of competition with 261 medal events on show. The Games will play host to 4500 athletes and sell 1,000,000 tickets with the event aided by an army of up to 15,000 local volunteers. Glasgow 2014 Ltd is the official name for the Organising Committee tasked with delivering the Games in partnership with the Scottish Government, Glasgow City Council and Commonwealth Games Scotland.
2. Glasgow 2014’s official partner level sponsors are Longines, SSE, Virgin Media, BP, Emirates and Ford. For more information on Glasgow 2014’s full sponsor family, please visit http://www.glasgow2014.com/games/our-sponsors
3. Glasgow 2014, the Commonwealth Games Federation and UNICEF are working together in an exciting partnership that will transform the lives of children in Scotland and throughout the Commonwealth. Using the power of sport and culture this unique partnership aims to inspire, enable and empower the children of the Commonwealth to be the best they can be.