Following a competitive tender process, Kuehne+Nagel will be responsible for the safe and sustainable transportation, receipt and forwarding of all the Birmingham 2022 logistic requirements.
This remit includes global freight forwarding, onsite venue logistics, the transfer of athletes’ baggage and equipment on arrival and departure from 72 nations and territories, the transportation of equipment to competition and non-competition venue and the use of warehouses to control and consolidate assets in transit during and post-Games.
Kuehne+Nagel will use an extensive array of technology systems to maintain precise control of the millions of sporting items and event equipment while championing sustainable event delivery solutions. This is in line with Birmingham 2022’s sustainability pledge, which includes plans to deliver the first ever carbon-neutral Commonwealth Games.
The Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games will see around 4,500 athletes from 72 nations and territories compete in 19 sports across 14 competition venues from 28 July until 8 August 2022. As the biggest event ever to be held in the West Midlands, it is expected to attract more than one million spectators to the city and have a global TV audience of 1.5 billion.
Brian Cox, National Manager, Kuehne+Nagel UK, said: “We are delighted to have been chosen as the Official Event Logistics Provider to support the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games. It’s a great honour for us to be providing our services for such a landmark event that celebrates and facilitates diversity and inclusivity.”
Tamara Sutherland, Head of Logistics at Birmingham 2022, said: “It is fantastic to have Kuehne+Nagel join us as our Official Event Logistics Provider for Birmingham 2022. They are well known for their highly specialised logistics management, making them the ideal company to provide complex and detailed solutions for this type of event.
“With a strong track record in offering comprehensive logistics solutions for major industries and events worldwide, I’m confident Kuehne+Nagel will help us deliver a safe, efficient and successful Games.”
Commonwealth Games Federation President Dame Louise Martin said: “I am delighted to welcome Kuehne+Nagel to the Commonwealth Games Family. As the Official Event Logistics Provider, Kuehne+Nagel will play a pivotal role in the sustainable transportation of all Birmingham 2022 logistic requirements; helping to ensure that the event is a great success. We look forward to working closely with them.”