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DHL renews World Endurance Championship partnership

DHL Global Forwarding has extended its sponsorship of the World Endurance Championship (WEC) motorsport series.

DHL Global Forwarding, the Deutsche Post DHL Group’s air and ocean freight specialist, will continue as the Official Logistics Partner of the WEC until 2021.

DHL Global Forwarding ships all of the teams’ motorsport materials and equipment to overseas events. This includes delivery of 34 race cars, two safety cars, TV equipment and organisational equipment, and 10,000 tyres, 198,000 litres of fuel and all associated equipment.

Since 2012, DHL has been responsible for the WEC’s logistics, including the organisation and booking of chartered freight aircraft, sea freight and truck transports, document processing, and the management of all ad-hoc shipments at race tracks.

Pascal Dimitri, WEC operations director, said: “Being at DHL’s Innovation Centre has confirmed to us that we have the perfect partner to work alongside. Endurance racing has always looked towards tomorrow’s technologies on and off the race track, as DHL is doing at their Innovation Centre. The trends they have identified, and the logistical innovations and products already introduced could be used at race tracks in the future, and will undoubtedly have a positive impact on the WEC’s logistical operations as we move forward together into the future.”