The IPC and DB Schenker extend partnership through to 2020

The two German based organisations have been working together since the Athens 2004 Paralympic Games. 26 Sep 2017
Two men signing a contract

IPC CEO Xavier Gonzalez and Head of Product Management Sports Events at DB Schenker Christian Schultze


“DB Schenker’s logistics services are invaluable to the IPC for our major events and day-to-to day activities"

DB Schenker has extended its agreement with the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) to provide logistics, courier services, freight forwarding and customs clearance services for a number of IPC events, including upcoming Paralympic Games, until the end of 2020.

The Athens 2004 Paralympic Games marked the first time the IPC and DB Schenker worked together. Since then, the transportation and logistics provider has supported the IPC at a number of Paralympic Games and World and regional Championships.

Under the terms of the new agreement, DB Schenker will support the IPC for the PyeongChang 2018 and Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games and other events, while the IPC will look to offer DB Schenker’s services to a number of Local Organising Committees, broadcasters and IPC members.

Xavier Gonzalez, the IPC’s Chief Executive Officer, said: “DB Schenker’s logistics services are invaluable to the IPC for our major events and day-to-to day activities.

“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 Sports Events at DB Schenker, said: “We are pleased that we will continue to supply complete logistics services for IPC since 2004. 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.

The IPC is the global governing body of the Paralympic Movement. It co-ordinates the organisation of the Summer and Winter Paralympic Games, and serves as the International Federation for 10 sports, for which it supervises and manages the World Championships and other competitions.

DB Schenker stands for the transportation and logistics activities of Deutsche Bahn; and has extensive experience in the provision of logistics services for major international sporting events. These include the Olympic and Paralympic Games, World Cups (including football), and other World Championship events.