DHL is to be the official logistics partner to the 2011 Rugby World Cup which will take place in New Zealand.
DHL will be responsible for ticket distribution, express shipments and international and domestic freight movements, including the delivery of competing teams’ equipment.
The logistics company will transport this equipment as well as store and deliver uniforms and official equipment from training grounds to playing venues around New Zealand.
Approximately 200 movements of equipment will take place during the tournament, at two to six tonnes per move.
DHL Express chief executive officer Ken Allen said: “DHL has a heritage of supporting rugby, among others the British and Irish Lions Series. This game is about passion, teamwork and a can-do-spirit and those are characteristics that can be attributed to DHL Express as well.”