DHL official logistics partner for the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-2012
DHL's support includes transportation of high-end gear for the crews as well as short-term supply of spare parts in case of an emergency.
DHL supports the 11th Volvo Ocean Race, the world’s premier round-the world yacht race starting in Alicante, Spain, on October 29 with a complete logistics solution.
DHL's support includes transportation of high-end gear for the crews and haulage of pavilions for visitors to the ten Race Villages, over the 72,000 kilometers-long route, as well as short-term supply of spare parts in case of an emergency. DHL uses a total of 152 containers for shipping the hundreds of tons of materials.
"Our proceedings will be monitored from an international control center especially established for the race. We ensure the smooth procedure of the race by supplying the race organizers, race teams, and partners with the full range of freight forwarding and venue logistics services. From the starting point in Alicante, Spain, to the finish in Galway, Ireland, DHL will be responsible for air, sea, and land transportation of the highly valuable equipment", said Reinier Vens, DHL Project Director for the Volvo Ocean Race.
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