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Kuehne+Nagel, as an official provider to the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games, had a special visitor today as ’Perry the Bull’ – the official mascot for Birmingham 2022 – visited the newly opened Central Logistics Warehouse, set to be a central storage hub for the Games.
It was two thumbs up from Perry, as he inspected the crucial operation and saw that the plans to manage hundreds of thousands of items, including sports apparatus, baggage and equipment, were all ready and in position for the start of the Games this July.
Tamara Sutherland, Head of Logistics at Birmingham 2022 said, “It’s great to see the warehouse is now up and running and ready to start receiving, storing and re-distributing items that are essential to the success of the Games. It’s tangible proof that the Games are getting closer and it’s great to see plans on paper come to life.”
Brian Cox, Managing Director, Kuehne+Nagel UK said, “Our Expo & Events team are managing this high-profile event and I know they’re delighted to welcome Perry and other central members of the Birmingham 2022 team to see our Central Logistics warehouse. It’s a great opportunity for them to meet some of our colleagues who will be at the heart of the operations, from now until the event finishes in August. We’re truly proud to be part of these exciting Games.”
Kuehne+Nagel are the Official Event Logistics Provider for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games. As one of the world’s leading logistics companies, they will be responsible for the safe and sustainable transportation, receipt and forwarding of all the Birmingham 2022 logistic requirements.
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 sporting event ever to be held in the West Midlands, it is expected to attract more than a million spectators to the city and have a global TV audience of 1.5 billion.
We’re truly proud to be part of these exciting Games.”
Brian Cox, managing director, Kuehne-Nagel UK