DB Schenker wins PanAm logistics business

by MM&D staff

TORONTO, ON—Schenker of Canada (the Canadian arm of DB Schenker) has landed the logistics contract for the Pan Am/Parapan Am Games, and will provide 6,968 sqm (75,000 square feet) of warehouse space, warehouse operations (including staff and equipment), freight transportation and freight distribution operations, venue and Athletes’ Village logistics operations, as well as Customs clearance and freight forwarding.

DB Schenker has extensive experience in the provision of logistics services for the International Paralympic Committee and several National Olympic Committees at major international sporting events, including the Sochi, London, Vancouver and Beijing Olympic and Paralympic Games. In Canada, the company has worked with Bobsleigh Canada Skeleton, Cross Country Canada and the Canadian Cycling Association to ensure their equipment gets to events across the country and around the world.

“As the Official Logistics Supplier to the TORONTO 2015 Games, Schenker of Canada will play a major role in delivering the largest international multi-sport Games ever held in this country,” said Eric Dewey, chief executive officer of Schenker of Canada Limited.

Employees at Schenker of Canada’s corporate office were on hand for the partnership announcement today, along with officials from the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games Organizing Committee (TO2015).

Staging the largest international multi-sport Games ever held in Canada—with 51 sports, 7,500 athletes and 50-plus competition and non-competition venues—will require twice the number of products used during the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. With competitions in 15 municipalities stretching from Minden to Welland, Caledon to Oshawa, Schenker of Canada will travel 80,000 to 100,000 distribution kilometres in total by the time the Games end in August 2015.