TORONTO, Ont. – Schenker of Canada has been named the official logistics supplier of the Toronto 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games, handling the delivery of more than a million items to over 50 venues.
As part of the arrangement, Schenker will provide 75,000 sq.-ft. of warehouse space, warehouse operations, freight transportation, venue and Athletes’ Village logistics operations and customs clearance and freight forwarding.
“As the Official Logistics Supplier to the TORONTO 2015 Games, Schenker of Canada will play a major role in delivering the largest international multi-sport Games ever held in this country,” said Eric Dewey, chief executive officer of Schenker of Canada. “With 1,400 employees and more than 40 branches, we’re a leading logistics provider in Canada and our DB SCHENKERsportsevents team has had great success working on sports events here in Canada,” he said. “Our team is committed to providing logistics support and services at all times, ensuring athletes, officials and Games’ staff have everything they need to make these the best Pan Am/Parapan Am Games ever.”
Among the items that will be tracked and delivered are: 6,250 folding tables; 22,500 folding chairs; 7,500 metres of barrier tape; 7,600 beds and mattresses; 950 pairs of track spikes; 920 swimsuits; 700 wheelchairs; 400 bicycles; and 250 boats.