DHL becomes Official Logistics Partner
DHL, the worldâ€™s leading logistics company, has become â€śOfficial Logistics Partnerâ€ť to the 2012 Irish Paralympic Team. The partnership was announcedÂ yesterday withÂ top Irish paracyclists, Cathal Miller and Enda Smyth. FreightÂ Support DHL Global Forwarding, the cargo arm of the company, will provide full logistics support for the teamâ€™s participation atÂ the GamesÂ thisÂ summer – moving over 100 pieces of teamÂ equipment from Dublin to the pre-Games training camp in Portugal and then on to London. Experience and Expertise â€śDHL Global Forwarding has the network infrastructure to ensure that everything gets to where it needs to be, when it needs to be there, to support our elite Paralympic athletes” said Maurice Meade, Managing Director, DHL Global Forwarding Ireland (see above). “We are right behind the Irish teamâ€™s pursuit of success in London and the whole DHL team is thrilled to be involvedâ€ť. Liam Harbison, CEO of Paralympics Ireland,Â appreciated the valuable support of DHL Global Forwarding. â€śThereâ€™s a significant logistical challenge involved in moving a huge amount of athlete equipment from Dublin to Portugal and then on to the Games.” Weâ€™re delighted to have the backing of DHLâ€™s expertise – we know that everything will arrive on time and in good order.â€ť Final squad announcement – 28 June Ireland is targeting a team of around 40 athletes across 10 sports and has already secured 30 slots in athletics, boccia, cycling, equestrian, powerlifting, rowing, sailing, shooting and table tennis. The full team will be announced on 28 June.