DB Schenker - Official logistics supporter of FIVB
Lausanne, Switzerland, December 10, 2014 - DB Schenker, and its specialist group of DB SCHENKERsportsevents, entered into a two year agreement with the FIVB on Wednesday.
More than 220 national federations, and an action packed calendar of events over the next two years will see increasing demand for logistics solutions and services and DB Schenker, named the Official Logistics and Freight Forwarding Supporter of the FIVB, will provide logistics planning, freight transportation and customs clearance, distribution operations, as well as on site presence at major events for the FIVB.
DB Schenker has an extensive experience in the provision of logistics services for major international sporting events, such as Olympic and Paralympic Games (including Sochi, London, Vancouver, Beijing, Torino and Athens) World Cup Football (including Brazil, South Africa and Germany), and many World Championship and World Cup events. DB Schenker has a team in over 100 locations around the globe ready to respond and deliver to event requirements.
"We’re extremely proud to have a company with the expertise and experience of DB Schenker coming on board to support our logistics requirements," FIVB President Dr. Ary S. Graça F° said. "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."
"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. Volleyball and beach volleyball are truly global sports with a phenomenal following so we are proud to play such a major supporting role," Jochen Mueller, member of Board, Schenker Deutschland AG said. "With DB SCHENKERsportsevents 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."
DB Schenker joins previously announced partners, sponsors and supporters of the FIVB in Honda, Mikasa, JinLing, Gerflor and Rosetta Stone.
About DB Schenker
DB Schenker stands for the transportation and logistics activities of Deutsche Bahn (DB). In the 2013 fiscal year, 95,000 employees in over 130 countries generated revenues of EUR 19.7 billion. With its Transportation and Logistics Division, DB has top positions in the global air and ocean freight business, has Europe's densest land transport network, and has the rail expertise of the largest European rail freight company.
The FIVB is the governing body responsible for all forms of volleyball on a global level. Working closely with national federations and private enterprises the FIVB aims to develop volleyball as a major world media and entertainment sport through world-class planning and organisation of competitions, marketing and development activities. The FIVB is part of the Olympic Movement, contributing to the success of the Olympic Games.
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About the FIVB
As the global guiding organisation for volleyball, the FIVB upholds the highest standards to ensure the legacy and excellence of the sport is experienced and enjoyed around the world. The FIVB is the global governing body responsible for all forms of volleyball, with currently 220 affiliated national federations and five continental confederations. The FIVB’s key role is to provide leadership to over 500 million players and 33 million licensed athletes.