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DB Schenker supporting athletes at the Paralympic Winter Games in PyeongChang

The Austrian Paralympic Committee and DB Schenker have signed a three-year cooperation agreement • Global logistics services provider is transporting more than 1.3 tons of equipment to South Korea

For two decades, the Austrian Paralympic Committee has been extensively supporting its athletes under the motto “A winner knows no handicap.” Now, DB Schenker also wants to support the Austrian Paralympic athletes to achieve outstanding performance. For this reason, Helmut Schweighofer, CEO of DB Schenker in Austria and South East Europe and Maria Rauch-Kallat, a former Austrian minister and the current President of the Austrian Paralympic Committee, recently signed a three-year cooperation agreement.

“Cooperation with our logistics partner DB Schenker ensures that sports equipment and everything else that needs to be shipped to the Paralympics in PyeongChang will arrive on time and without any damage whatsoever,” says Rauch-Kallat. “That means our athletes will be ready to compete from the beginning.”

Schweighofer is also pleased by the partnership: “We are proud to be able to support the APC athletes as a logistics partner, and we wish our Paralympic athletes much success in South Korea.”

DB Schenker office in Linz is managing the logistics challenge

Preparations are well under way as PyeongChang gets set to host the Paralympic Winter Games. About 670 athletes will compete in six disciplines (Alpine Skiing, Biathlon, Cross-Country Skiing, Snowboard, Ice Hockey, and Wheelchair Curling) from March 8-18, 2018 and 80 medals will be awarded during the event. The Austrian team will participate in the disciplines Alpine Skiing, Snowboard, and Cross-Country Skiing.

The DB Schenker office in Linz is managing the smooth and efficient transport of all sports equipment in order to ensure that the Austrian Paralympic athletes can focus fully on the games and their personal performance. The Linz office is shipping around 1.3 tons of very sensitive equipment by air from Austria to South Korea. DB Schenker is also taking care of all customs formalities and the storage of equipment in PyeongChang.