DHL to be logistics partner of the Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY Championship

posted on 18th February 2019 by Justin Burns

German logistics giant DHL has been named by Jaguar Racing as the global logistics partner for the new Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY series.

DHL will organise the logistics and transport all of the Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY racecars, ABB charging systems, garages, spare parts and technical equipment.

In its inaugural season, the eTROPHY will visit nine cities around the globe. It is the world’s first all-electric championship for production-based cars.

Jaguar Racing and DHL jointly developed a multi-modal logistics solution encompassing land, sea and air freight to deliver the Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY racecars and championship equipment, safely, efficiently and on-time.

Through early consultation, DHL was able to help reduce the championship’s freight requirements from two aircraft to one Boeing 747-800 freighter. The two brands are working together to develop innovative and bespoke packaging solutions to minimise freight and thus improve the championship’s ecological footprint.

DHL Express Mexico country manager, Antonio Arranz said: “We’ve enjoyed a successful partnership with Formula E since September 2013 and it was natural to extend this partnership to include the Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY.

“It’s a fantastic opportunity to be driving the electrification journey with Jaguar, organising the logistics and shipping all of Jaguar’s eTROPHY equipment around the world.”

The extended collaboration builds on the 23-year relationship between DHL and Jaguar Land Rover in the production and transport of its vehicles from manufacturing plants to customers around the world.

Jaguar made history with the debut of the world’s first all-electric production based championship, which took place in the historic surroundings of Ad Diriyah, Saudi Arabia, in December 2018.