IPC runs on with DB Schenker

Paralympic governing body extends with German logistics company.

IPC runs on with DB Schenker

The International Paralympic Committee (IPC), the global governing body of the Paralympic Movement, has renewed its partnership with logistics company DB Schenker until 2020.

The German company will provide logistics, courier, freight forwarding and customs clearance services for several IPC events, including the 2018 Winter Paralympic Games in Pyeongyang, South Korea and the 2020 Summer Paralympics in Tokyo, Japan.

As part of the new deal, the IPC will offer DB Schenker’s services to local organising committees, broadcasters, and IPC members.

“DB Schenker’s logistics services are invaluable to the IPC for our major events and day-to-to day activities,” said Xavier Gonzalez, the IPC’s chief executive. “We hope under the scope of this agreement that we can help share their quality services to beyond the IPC so that it can benefit the IPC membership, event organisers and our broadcast partners.”

Christian Schultze, head of product management at DB Schenker, added: “We are pleased that we will continue to supply complete logistics services for the IPC. Our experienced team will support the athletes with tailored logistics solutions. They can once again trust in DB Schenker's experience and flexibility, which is absolutely necessary for major sporting events abroad.”