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DB Schenker expands multi-sport presence with Pan Am Games deal

The Canadian arm of Deutsche Bahn-owned company DB Schenker has been named as the official logistics supplier to the Toronto 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Games.

Schenker of Canada will provide 6,968 square metres of warehouse space, warehouse operations including staff and equipment, freight transportation and freight distribution operations, along with venue and athletes’ village logistics operations at Toronto 2015.

DB Schenker boasts vast experience at multi-sport events through its agreement with several National Olympic Comittees, the Beijing 2008 and London 2012 Olympic Games and the Vancouver 2010 Olympic winter Games.

The company will be present at the forthcoming Sochi 2014 winter Olympics and over the past months it has signed a four-year extension of its official supplier agreement with the International Paralympic Committee, as well as striking a deal to be the official logistics provider to the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. In Canada it has worked with Bobsleigh Canada Skeleton, Cross Country Canada and the Canadian Cycling Association.

Schenker of Canada joins previously announced members of the Toronto 2015 sponsor family, including: lead partner CIBC, premier partners Chevrolet Canada, Cisco and Loblaw Companies; opening ceremony creative partner Cirque du Soleil; official suppliers Beanfield Metroconnect, Pattison Outdoor Advertising, Fuse Marketing Group, McKesson Canada, Royal Canadian Mint, Toronto Pearson International Airport, the Toronto Star; and official broadcaster CBC/Radio-Canada.