Austria, Belgium, Germany, Norway, Switzerland: these were the National Olympic Committees on whose behalf DB Schenker transported vast amounts of equipment to the Olympic Winter Games in South Korea. As the Official Logistics Partner, DB Schenker ensured all the materials were delivered to the competitions on time. And the result is impressive: the five teams brought home a total of 100 medals! Norway proved to be the most successful team at the Games, winning 39 medals, 14 of which were gold.
Team Germany, which placed second in the rankings, also delivered top results, winning 31 medals in total. The Swiss and Austrian teams won 15 and 14 medals respectively, ending the Games as the eighth and tenth most successful nations. Belgium, a country not known for being a powerhouse in the winter sports world, won a silver medal in speed skating – the first medal for the country at a Winter Games since 1998.
While the athletes have now departed, the Games are by no means over for the logistics service provider. The team from DB SCHENKERsportsevents is being kept busy organizing the return transport of the teams’ equipment by ocean freight, a job that can take several weeks. But also because the event specialists are extensively involved in the PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games, which will be held from the 8th to the 18th of March.
Outstanding tally: Team Germany and the other four National Olympic Committees, on whose behalf DB Schenker handled logistics in Pyeongchang, performed extremely well
Photo: Matthias Aletsee