GeoLogistics Canada continues role in Olympic Games

by Canadian Shipper

GeoLogistics Canada was named by the Canadian Olympic Association as its official freight forwarder and customs broker for all games up to and including the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece.

The announcement continues GeoLogistics’ long relationship with the Canadian association that represents all of Canada’s involvement in the winter and summer Olympic Games, which rotate every two years, as well as the Pan-American Games.

GeoLogistics will manage the logistics movements of team equipment, uniforms, spon-sor suppliers and medical equipment for the 2004 Olympic Games. This involves transferring everything from equipment for boating events, such as kayaks, sail boats and rowing shells, to the horses for equestrian events and returning all items back to Canada.

"Our partnership with the Canadian Olympic Association goes back to 1986, " states Alan Scil-litoe, Manager of GeoLogistics’ Sports & Entertainment division in Toronto, Ontario. "We’ve accumulated considerable experience from all the Games over the past 15 years.”

For more than two weeks during August 2004, some 11,000 men and women, accompanied by 5,000 trainers, physiotherapists and team leaders, will participate in the Athens 2004 Olympic Games. The athletes, representing nearly 200 countries, will compete in 28 Olympic sports.

GeoLogistics Canada, established in 1930, employs approximately 300 staff among 13 locations within all major Canadian provinces. The company offers a range of transportation and supply chain management services from freight forwarding to comprehensive value-added logistics services.

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