November 18, 2013 (ISN) – DB Schenker has extended its agreement to provide the International Paralympic Committee (IPC), headquartered in Bonn, Germany with logistics, freight forwarding and customs clearance services for the four year period across Sochi 2014 and Rio 2016 Paralympic Games as well as other key IPC events.
The IPC and DB Schenker have been working together since Athens 2004.
“We are pleased to have DB Schenker further develop the logistics service offering to the IPC and our NPC’s. Consistent quality logistics services continue to be a major planning and operational requirement across our events,” said Xavier Gonzalez, the IPC’s Chief Executive Officer.
Heiner Murmann, Member of the Board of Management, responsible for Air and Ocean Freight, Schenker AG, commented: “We are pleased to develop further the relationship with the IPC, as their Official Logistics Supplier. We are committed to provide logistics concepts, support and services at all times, ensuring that the IPC will always fulfil its strategic priorities. While thousands of athletes are already training hard for the Paralympic Games in Sochi 2014, our logistics preparations are also in full swing, making sure that the IPC will reach their goals.”
The IPC is the global governing body of the Paralympic Movement. The IPC co-ordinates the organisation of the Summer and Winter Paralympic Games, and serves as the International Federation for nine sports, for which it supervises and manages the World Championships and other competitions.
DB Schenker stands for the transportation and logistics activities of Deutsche Bahn. The logistics division of DB is the world’s second largest transportation and logistics service provider based on sales and performance.
In the financial year 2012, over 94,600 employees in 130 countries generated sales of around 20.3 billion euros. Through its Transportation and Logistics Division, DB holds top positions in global air and ocean freight and has Europe’s most extensive national transport network and the rail expertise of Europe’s largest rail freight company.