DHL Global Forwarding Successfully Renews Contract With the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC)

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DHL responsible for shipping all of the teams’ race cars, motorsport equipment and materials to overseas events. Contract signed in the midst of the 2018-2019 and ahead of the U.S. Sebring race on March 15 in Sebring, Florida.

P. Dimitri, Operations Director, WEC; S. Vollmer, Branch Manager DHL Global Forwarding; S. Andriolo, ACO Marketing Director; T. Nieszner, President & Global Head of Motorsport at DHL Global Forwarding

P. Dimitri, Operations Director, WEC; S. Vollmer, Branch Manager DHL Global Forwarding; S. Andriolo, ACO Marketing Director; T. Nieszner, President & Global Head of Motorsport at DHL Global Forwarding

At DHL Global Forwarding we are excited to have the United States as one of FIA WEC’s stops and have our business take on such an important role in making the races a success around the world.

DHL Global Forwarding, the Deutsche Post DHL Group's air and ocean freight specialist, and the FIA World Endurance Championship have extended their successful logistics partnership for the 2019-2020 season. The contract renewal has been signed by Thomas Nieszner, President and Global Head of Motorsport at DHL Global Forwarding, Pascal Dimitri, Operations Director of the WEC and Stéphane Andriolo, Marketing Director of the Automobile Club de l’Ouest. DHL Global Forwarding has been supporting the WEC with its logistics expertise since 2012.

"We are proud to be a logistics partner at all of the races from the beginning of the FIA WEC. Every racing season we look forward to our challenging task anew," states Thomas Nieszner, President and Global Head of Motorsport, DHL Global Forwarding. "Our motorsport logistics team ensures that everything is in place for every race. For each Americas race of the WEC, DHL carries more than 800 tons 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.

“At DHL Global Forwarding we are excited to have the United States as one of FIA WEC’s stops and have our business take on such an important role in making the races a success around the world,” said David Goldberg, CEO for DHL Global Forwarding, U.S. “As a global company with an extensive network and offering of services, we believe we are the best fit to make FIA WEC a resounding success.”

As the official logistics partner of the WEC, DHL Global Forwarding is responsible for shipping all of the teams’ motorsport materials and equipment. This includes delivering 34 race cars, two safety cars, TV equipment and assorted organizational equipment, as well as 10,000 tires, 198,000 liters of fuel and all associated equipment to race tracks around the world.

“We are delighted to have renewed our partnership agreement with DHL,” said Operations Director of the FIA WEC, Pascal Dimitri. “Endurance racing has always looked towards tomorrow’s technologies as DHL is doing in their Innovation Centers. The trends that DHL has identified, and the logistics innovations it has introduced already will undoubtedly have a positive impact on the WEC’s logistics operations as we move forward.”

The first race of the 2019-2020 season in the will start on September 1, 2019 in Silverstone, Great Britain with the first race in the U.S. on March 6, 2020, in Sebring, Florida.

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