DHL Express has completed its first mission as the Official Logistics Partner for Rugby World Cup 2019 in Japan. DHL has fulfilled the delivery of all necessities for the 20 participating unions, such as team equipment and training and technical gear.
By the end of the tournament, DHL will have delivered over 67,000 kg of team freight internationally, as well as domestically across Japan, in addition to over 432,000 tickets to more than 140 countries.
John Pearson, CEO, DHL Express notes that DHL has a longstanding association with the game of rugby across the globe that spans much of the 50 years it has been in business. “The sport is one of the fastest-growing in the world, and it exemplifies many of the elements that are critical to DHL’s business: Teamwork, speed, accuracy, precision and timing, passion, a commitment to excellence – and the will to win.
“We are proud to be delivering logistics requirements for the third consecutive time for rugby’s pinnacle event – Rugby World Cup 2019 – a tournament we have been involved with since 2011 as an Official Logistics Partner.”
The Rugby World Cup 2019 takes place at Tokyo Stadium on 20 September.