06/01/2017, 12:00 PM CEST

DHL helps pioneering sailor Susie Goodall conquer new frontiers

DHL has announced a partnership with Susie Goodall, a pioneering yachswoman who will participate in the Golden Globe Race, a solo, non-stop round-the-world yacht race.

The Golden Globe Race will see 30 sailors compete over 30,000 miles (48,000 kilometers).

  • DHL Express partners with youngest female  competitor in historic round-the-world Golden Globe race
  • DHL to provide pre-race logistics services and support with contingencies during the race

Bonn - DHL has announced a partnership with Susie Goodall, a pioneering yachtswoman who will participate in the Golden Globe Race, a solo, non-stop round-the-world yacht race. Goodall is the youngest female participant among 30 sailors in the historic race. DHL Express will provide logistics support in shipping equipment for the race to Plymouth, the departure point in the U.K., transporting materials for Susie's promotional engagements around the world prior to the race and also committing its international network to assist with any contingencies that may arise after the race has started.

"Susie is an inspirational woman and personifies many qualities that have been pivotal to the success of DHL Express on our own global journey," said Ken Allen, CEO, DHL Express. "She has an unbridled passion for what she does, she has a desire to continuously conquer new frontiers, and she recognizes that thorough, diligent preparation is the key to great performance. The fact that the sailors will cross the finish line in 2019 - 50 years after DHL's three founders completed their first delivery from San Francisco to Honolulu - makes this partnership even more special and symbolic for everyone in our company. Our 90,000 employees around the world will be cheering Susie on all the way and hoping that her courage, determination and skills bring her across the line ahead of the competition in 2019."

Christina Neuffer

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