PSP Logistics has been announced as the official logistics supplier of the 2017/18 Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, assuming the role for a fifth consecutive time.
The global freight forwarder and international boat transportation company will also serve as a team partner for the third event in a row, following campaigns in the 2013/14 and 2015/16 editions of the biennial competition. The PSP Logistics team’s crew members are yet to be announced, but a captain is expected to be confirmed shortly.
“We are very happy to have PSP Logistics back, both as a team partner and official supplier, for the Clipper 2017/18 Round the World Yacht Race,” said Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, Clipper Race co-founder and chairman. “PSP Logistics is a great example of a British business which operates globally and uses its team partner status to create new global opportunities.
“As our official logistics supplier, PSP Logistics also plays an integral role in supporting the successful operations of the Clipper Race. Throughout the 40,000 nautical mile long race, PSP Logistics transports vital maintenance equipment that is essential to keep the fleet going.”
Frank Dixie, founder and managing director of PSP Logistics, added: “It’s the willingness to grab a challenge with both hands that aligns us with the race and makes us the perfect partner for its logistics. The last two races have proved to be an amazing opportunity to build our profile on a global platform as a team partner, while supporting something very important to us.
“It’s a golden opportunity to take the PSP brand worldwide once more and we couldn’t be more excited to be involved. At PSP Logistics, we make life-long connections with the people we meet across the world and we’re sure the team will do just that as they encounter new people, cultures, and places.”
The 2017/18 event will be the 11th edition of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, and gets underway in Liverpool, UK on 20th August.