DHL Global Forwarding renews contract with the FIA World Endurance Championship

posted on 1st February 2019 by Justin Burns
DHL Global Forwarding renews contract with the FIA World Endurance Championship

DHL Global Forwarding and the FIA World Endurance Championship have extended their logistics partnership after signing an agreement on 23 January at the DHL Innovation Center.

The forwarding arm of the Deutsche Post DHL Group has been supporting the WEC with its logistics expertise already since 2012.

DHL Global Forwarding president and head of motorsport, Thomas Nieszner said: “We are proud to be a logistics partner at all races from the beginning of the FIA WEC. Every racing season we look forward to our challenging task anew.

“Our motorsport logistics team ensures that everything is in place for every race. For each overseas race of the WEC, DHL carries more than 800 tonnes of sea freight plus around 50 ad hoc shipments.”

The FIA World Endurance Championship brings the Spirit of Le Mans to tracks throughout the world with three races in Europe and five more across Asia, the Middle East, Latin and North America.

Working together with the WEC, its automotive partners and competitors, one further extremely important element makes this feat of logistics not only possible but also efficient and effective – DHL.

As official logistics partner of the WEC, DHL Global Forwarding is responsible for shipping all of the teams’ motorsport materials and equipment to the overseas events.

This includes delivering 34 race cars, two safety cars, TV equipment and assorted organizational equipment, as well as 10,000 tires, 198,000 litres of fuel and all associated equipment to race tracks around the world.