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DB Schenker in preparation to the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games

With less than 190 days until Gold Cost Commonwealth Games, DB Schenker team is working 24/7 to get everything ready!

In June 2017,  Schenker  Australia was appointed by The Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Corporation (GOLDOC) as the Official Logistics Provider for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018).

Schenker Australia is proud to join the GC2018 family and provide a range of capabilities to assist with the delivery of a successful Commonwealth games, including:

  • Access to a comprehensive global freight forwarding network;
  • An integrated warehouse and distribution service for receiving assets from suppliers and delivery to venues;
  • A distribution solution for transfer of athlete baggage on arrival and departure;
  • A distribution solution for transfer of athlete equipment to venues;Supply of a warehouse management system for control of assets moving through the warehouse; and
  • A warehouse to consolidate and manage the disposal of assets post games.

It will be the fifth time Australia has staged the Commonwealth Games following Sydney (1938), Perth (1962), Brisbane (1982) and Melbourne (2006) – making Australia the nation that has hosted the most number of Games. Significantly, GC2018 will mark the first time a Commonwealth Games will be held in a regional Australian city. (Reference:

With the games 187 days away, upgrade works have begun to the DB Schenker games central logistics warehouse in QLD.

The project is on track for the go live date in November when the 18,000 sqm warehouse will receive its first shipment for storage and redistribution of vital equipment for the games.

At peak Schenker will be running a team of approx. 130 staff and moving 15,000 pallets through the warehouse and distributed via 1,500 vehicles to over 20 venues.

The logistics centre will be supported by a freight forwarding team before, after and for the duration of the games. The hub will be established to include services such as:

  • Origin Consultancy and Services
  • International Transport via DB SCHENKERairfreight, DB SCHENKERocean and DB SCHENKERskybridge services
  • Import Customs and quarantine clearance
  • Storage and distribution

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First Load for Commonwealth Games

Meanwhile, DB Schenker team has been very busy in August & September and the clean-up of the warehouse is now complete. At the end of August, we received the first load for the Commonwealth Games! There was a test event for weightlifting and wrestling, which saw the Schenker Team move 54 pallet spaces to Carrara Stadium for the set up.

A special event for our suppliers

On Tuesday 19th of September, DB Schenker hosted the first brief to various supplies on the Commonwealth Games event.  It was a great opportunity to share important information on the scope and high level requirements for the games.  This will enable suppliers to start to plan resources and trainings required to make this event a success.  The session was attended by various transport and labour providers. Above all else safety is our main priority and compliance of our suppliers is paramount. It was a great event and we look forward to hosting another session in the near future!

Sponsor Family Workshop

Being a part of GC2018 Family, DB Schenker had a chance to attend a Sponsor Family Workshop at Gold Cost last month. The purpose of the day was to get to know a number of updates from key Functional Areas and listen the speakers who shared information on GOLDOC’s plans in relation to Marketing and Communications, Transport, Security, Queen’s Baton Relay, Ceremonies and Festival 2018 as well as a number of other key deliverables for the GC2018 Sponsor Family such as venue tours, accreditation and sponsor showcasing. We also had an opportunity be introduced to Commonwealth Games Mascot Borobi (See more information here It was also great to meet GC2018 Ambassador, Cameron McEvoy, who joined the stage as our special guest for the day.

DB Schenker is delighted to be an Official Logistics Provider for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018) and be able to “Share the Dream”.

Please click here to watch a fantastic video Share the Dream

Some Interesting Facts about Commonwealth Games in Australia(

The Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018) will be the largest sporting event Australia will see this decade and the biggest sporting spectacular the Gold Coast has ever seen. As the first regional Australian city to ever host a Commonwealth Games, the Gold Coast will celebrate a great Games in a great city leaving great memories and great benefits for all. The city will shine on the world sporting stage and the promotional exposure for business, trade, investment, tourism and events will herald a new era in the region’s growth and maturity. The GC2018 brand embraces the three pillars of - The Place, The Event and The Sport.

On 4 April 2018, over 6,600 athletes and team officials from 70 nations and territories will converge on the Gold Coast for an 11 day sporting and cultural event.

The event is unprecedented in Gold Coast city’s history, and is destined to define the future of the city. With the proud support of close to 15,000 passionate and friendly volunteers, a spectacle of 18 sports and 7 para-sports will be contested and broadcast to a cumulative global audience of 1.5 billion.

The Commonwealth Games have been conducted by the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) every four years (except for 1942 and 1946 due to World War II) since the first British Empire Games were held in Hamilton, Canada in 1930.

Since then, the Games have grown from an event featuring 11 countries and 400 athletes to a modern sporting spectacular that includes 70 nations and territories and over 6,600 athletes and team officials.

Important change has also been made in gender equity over the years, with GC2018 set to mark the first time in the history of a major multi-sport games that there will be an equal number of medal events for men and women. (For more information click here: