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In action off the coast of Oman: At this year’s edition of “EFG Sailing Arabia – The Tour” DB Schenker sponsored an all-women crew lead by a skipper from France. Photo/Video: Vincent Curutchet / Lloyd Images / Oman Sail / DB Schenker

As the official logistics provider, DB Schenker recently made sure that everything ran smoothly at “EFG Sailing Arabia – The Tour,” the premier offshore race in the Middle East. The sports logistics experts from DB Schenker in Oman transported the trimaran sailboats as well as the equipment of the participating teams and handled all the customs and immigration procedures and formalities. Not only that: as in the two previous years, DB Schenker also sponsored one of the teams, a crew made up entirely of women and, this time led by the French skipper Audrey Ogereau.


“Managing the complex logistics processes efficiently is critical to the success of each individual team,” said Andreas Barth, head of DB Schenker’s events logistics team for the Middle East and Africa region. “We are fascinated by the challenge, and with our extensive experience in event logistics such as the Olympic Games, World Championships and other major sports events, we are able to deliver a credible logistics performance behind the scenes at EFG Sailing Arabia – The Tour.” The yacht race is an annual event. This year the various stages of the course covered a total of more than 2,000 kilometers along the coast of Oman.