PSP has been chosen as the official logistics partner for the Global Ocean Race 2014-15.
The logistics firm will be responsible for ensuring all race equipment, including replacement parts for the boats and dehydrated food, reach the four stopovers during the nine-month race. It will also be responsible for any emergency logistics throughout the race, such as the urgent delivery of specialist boat parts.
The 31,000 mile race will start from the PSP Southampton Boat Show in September 2014 and will finish at Gunwharf Quays in Portsmouth in June 2015.
Race organiser Josh Hall said: “The stopovers for this race will be short so we need a logistics partner that we can rely on for speed, accuracy and efficiency. That’s why we chose PSP, which has a proven track record in delivering impeccable logistics for race teams across the globe.”
Frank Dixie, managing director of PSP, said: “For these competitors, our ability to get a piece of equipment to them anywhere in the world, at the drop of a hat, could be the difference between them winning or losing.”
PSP has twice been official logistics partner for the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race and has also provided logistics support and consultancy for the likes of ISAF, America’s Cup and Etchells.