FIVB and DB Schenker extend partnership
LAUSANNE, Switzerland, March 29, 2017 - The International
Volleyball Federation and logistics services provider DB
Schenker extended their partnership for four more years in
Lausanne today, bringing world class logistics solutions to the
international federation's volleyball and beach volleyball
The logistics services provider already supports the FIVB with
worldwide logistics and ancillary services, inclusive of customs
clearance for all kinds of events staged by the 222 national
The contract has now been signed at the FIVB headquarters in
Lausanne. The first partnership agreement was concluded back in
As official logistics partner of the FIVB, the experts from DB
Schenker sports events are responsible for the planning,
organization, coordination and execution of all transport
matters for volleyball and beach volleyball events the world
These include FIVB top events such as the Volleyball and Beach
Volleyball World Championships, as well as World League, World
Grand Prix and World Tour Finals.
The DB Schenker sponsorship was renewed by the FIVB because of
the company's comprehensive experience as service provider for
major international sports events, such as the Olympic and
Paralympic Games, as well as numerous World Championships.
Moreover, the company's sporting pedigree, its experience with
marketing sports properties and potential for generating new
business opportunities fits well with the FIVB's future
direction and goals.
"I am glad that we have agreed to continue this strong
partnership, as we are preparing for several mega-events such as
the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships in 2017 and 2019,
the FIVB Men's and Women's Volleyball World Championships in
2018 and, of course, the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo," said FIVB
President Dr. Ary S. Graça F°.
"Thanks to the well-organized logistics delivered by DB Schenker,
the FIVB has optimised its service, saved time and reduced the
costs for everyone involved."
"As official partner of the FIVB, we look forward to the
challenges that await us when providing the logistics for the
countless national and international events," added Christian
Schultze, Head of DB Schenker sports events. "Volleyball and
beach volleyball are sports for which our enormous experience
will allow us to present global solutions for all logistics
In Santo Domingo, president of NORCECA Confederation Cristobal
Marte Hoffiz praised the kind of services provided by DB
Schenker to the institution in the transportation of sporting
goods to all its 41 affiliated national federations.
NORCECA distribute annually Molten balls, nets, antennas for
volleyball and beach volleyball utilized by the national
federations in their local and regional competitions. Also
distribute synthetic SportCourt playing surfaces as part of its
“We really benefited from the first partnership agreement over
the past four years and salute the extension of this new deal,”
Marte Hoffiz said.