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DB Schenker’s Batonbearers prepare to share the dream of the Gold Coast2018

DB Schenker is proud to announce that 6 of our employees were chosen to participate in the Queen’s Baton Relay (QBR) for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games!

The Queen’s Baton Relay continues to connect DB Schenker with the Gold Coast and the entire Commonwealth! The Baton engages with all Commonwealth nations and territories of Africa, the Caribbean, the Americas, Europe, Asia and Oceania for 288 days before it arrives in Australia for a further 100 days.
The Baton arrives into Brisbane on Christmas Eve and approximately 3,800 batonbearers will carry it through every state and territory in Australia. For one month during the school summer holidays, the Queen’s Baton will visit major events, iconic landmarks and children’s hospitals across the country.
The traditional relay will resume in Canberra on 25 January 2018 and will be carried by great Australians through QBR celebration communities around the country.
Schenker Australia is happy to support our employees who were chosen to represent DB Schenker and Australia!

Our lucky Batonbearers are:

Congratulations! You have successfully made it through the selection process and are now a Batonbearer for the Gold Coast 2018 Queen's Baton Relay!
The Relay started on Commonwealth Day, Monday 13 March 2017, at Buckingham Palace when Her Majesty placed her message inside of the Baton.

© Gold Cost 2018, https://www.gc2018.com/article/queens-baton-relay-enroute-gc2018 "Receiving the Queen’s Baton from Her Majesty was an experience that will be hard to top. It was a privilege to be able to share the moment with my long-time friend and fellow competitor", Victoria Pendleton.
The distinctive design of the GC2018 Queen’s Baton captures the boundless energy of the Gold Coast. In form and inspiration, the Baton is a symbol of our past, present and future.
The Queen’s Baton arrives on the Gold Coast for the XXI Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremony on 4 April 2018, where the Prince of Wales will remove Her Majesty’s message from the Baton and read it aloud to declare the Games open.

© The Queen's Baton Relay has begun. Gold Cost 2018,https://www.gc2018.com/article/queens-baton-relay-enroute-gc2018

Premier of Queensland Annastacia Palaszczuk, announced the GC2018 Batonbearers and said that the list of names, selected through a community nomination program, is a great reflection of Australia.
“The lists of names have been compiled by judging panels in each state and territory, allowing local knowledge to play the greatest possible role in the selection process,” the Premier said.

“The batonbearers recognise the achievements and aspirations of Australians from all walks of life, from ambitious 10-year-olds to humble volunteers and well-known Australians from a variety of fields”.
The Premier also revealed the uniform that batonbearers will get to wear with pride as they carry the Baton. “It will be a treasured keep-sake of their special role in GC2018,” she said.

It will be 60 years since a Baton first carried Her Majesty’s message to athletes of the Commonwealth at the Cardiff 1958 British Empire and Commonwealth Games in Wales. Watch the video here
DB Schenker in preparation of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games
Meanwhile, with 153 days left until the beginning of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games, The DB Schenker team is very busy with the groundwork for the event. Our new 18,000 sqm warehouse is ready and has just received their first delivery of 3 containers, with many more to come! The DB Schenker team have done an exceptional job building and preparing the warehouse in such a short time frame!

© First 3 containers for GC Commonwealth Games 2018. DB Schenker Australia

Chef de Mission Seminar 
 
In October 2017 DB Schenker Australia was invited to attend the last Chef de Mission seminar prior the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games 2018. Within 4 days DB Schenker Sports & Events Team together with Transport Team of GOLDOC, responded to questions on importing freight, arrival and departures of Sport teams, hand carry items’ import and transport around the event, to ensure the Commonwealth Games Teams will have a great experience arriving and departing the country.

© DB Schenker Team at Chef de Mission Seminar.

For any questions about freight and arrival – please contact our team which is already located in Brisbane: mailto:gc2018@dbschenker.com
 
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”.
For more information about Gold Cost 2018 Commonwealth Games, please visit https://www.gc2018.com/