Timely delivery: DB Schenker transported a huge volume of broadcasting equipment to the sporting venues of the Asian Games in Indonesia. Pictured here is the unloading of a shipment at the renovated Gelora Bung Karno Main Stadium in Jakarta
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The Asian Games in Indonesia were a highlight in what has been an exceptional sporting year 2018. And DB Schenker was instrumental in ensuring that audiences around the world were able to follow the event, which ran from mid-August to early September, on their televisions at home: on behalf of the company International Games Broadcast Services (IGBS), the logistics service provider was responsible for handling the transport of broadcasting equipment from various countries to the host nation. This involved using cargo aircraft, some of which were fully chartered; a significant amount of cargo was, however, transported via ocean freight.
In addition, DB Schenker was tasked with handling customs clearance, temporary warehousing and sorting the equipment as well as transporting it by truck to more than 40 sporting venues in the capital Jakarta and the mega-city Palembang. Following the closing ceremony of the Asian Games, DB Schenker was also responsible for re-exporting the broadcasting equipment to the originating countries.
The project was headed by the Indonesian joint venture company PT Schenker Petrolog Utama (SPU) and an international team of experts from DB SCHENKERsportsevents. In addition, the project involved specialists from Japan, South Korea, India, Australia and Hong Kong – evidence of how dense and highly efficient DB Schenker’s network is in the region Asia Pacific. The Asian Games are held every four years and are recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC). This year 11,300 athletes from 46 nations competed in 40 different sports.