DB Schenker is the Official Logistics Supplier for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018).
Our Sports Event Team, with a workforce of 110, is helping to deliver the biggest sporting event held in Australia this decade!
We’re responsible for providing logistics, freight forwarding and customs clearance services to the Games which will see sports equipment, supplies and assets handled, stored and delivered from one point to another.
GOLDOC Chairman, Peter Beattie AC, said “Delivering GC2018 is a massive proposition and we need experienced partners on board who are experts in their field.”
As the Official Logistics Supplier for the Manchester 2002, Melbourne 2006 and Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, and a major service provider for the Delhi 2010 Commonwealth Games, DB Schenker has been consistently serving the unique requirements of massive sports events worldwide.
In addition, DB Schenker has also served the Sydney 2000 Olympic & Paralympic Games, Salt Lake 2002 Winter Olympic Games, Athens 2004 Olympic Games, Torino 2006 Winter Olympic Games, Beijing 2008 Olympic Games & Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic Games.
Schenker Australia will provide a suite of services utilising its unique capabilities which include:
• Access to a comprehensive global freight forwarding network;
• An integrated warehouse, 20,000 sqm, and distribution service for receiving assets from suppliers and delivery 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.
In addition, DB Schenker is also responsible for assisting with the Athlete arrival and departure process (6,600 athletes and officials). This requires DB Schenker to fit out vehicles with specific equipment to handle the transportation of athletes sporting equipment, such as bicycles and pole vaults. GC2018 is also integrating the Para-Sport programme which incorporates specialised equipment being utilised.
GOLDOC DB Schenker Warehouse Tour
With less than 50 days to the event, GOLDOC representatives visited the DB Schenker warehouse on Friday, the 5th of February 2018. There were a total of 84 Venue and Deputy Venue Logistics Managers (VLM) in attendance. Various stations were set up all around the warehouse to train and educate VLM’s in operations such as Chain of Responsibility load restraint, loading of trucks, strapping/wrapping of pallets, assembly of products, forklift operation and utility vehicle (UTV) operation.
Jason Bejah our Warehouse Manager said “The DB Schenker crew led many demonstrations throughout the day and were involved in hands on teaching of techniques to help the VLM’s with their daily venue operations. By working as being one team with one goal we’re taking customers further and winning together.”
Max Blyth, Logistics Operations Manager from GOLDOC said “It was great to see all operations working together behind the scenes. The exercise was really valuable and provided GOLDOC and Schenker with the opportunity to work through key processes prior to the venues going live.”