Kuehne+Nagel, one of the world’s leading logistics companies that offers highly specialised solutions for worldwide industries, has been appointed as the Official Event Logistics Provider for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.
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, complete management of 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.
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.
Brian Cox, Managing Director, UK, Kuehne+Nagel