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DHL delivers fast-lane logistics to Formula 1

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  • DHL continues as the Official Logistics Partner of Formula 1™
  • Dedicated logistics services for all races of the 2011 FIA Formula One World Championship™
  • Fast-lane equipment imports through global customs clearance operations

DHL, the world’s leading logistics provider, continues its commitment to support the logistics needs of Formula 1™ as the Official Logistics Partner. With a dedicated team, DHL will support F1™ in delivering equipment for the 2011 series.

“The 2011 Formula 1™ season starts its engines in Melbourne this weekend and we are proud to be the Official Logistics Partner of Formula 1™, ensuring that the organization and teams have everything in place when they need it,” says Ken Allen, CEO of DHL Express. “Success in Formula 1™ racing depends on a perfect mix of skills, commitment and a can-do attitude of trained and highly-capable professionals. The same applies to logistics.”

With its global customs clearance expertise, DHL simplifies the logistics of Formula 1™ by ensuring fast-lane import of racing cars as well as their replacement parts – engines, tires and spares. It also handles fuel requirements and additional freight, such as TV equipment, VIP tents, computer equipment, laptops as well as radio sets and headphones for communication purposes. The deliveries also include furnishings for the Formula One Paddock Club, which is the exclusive VIP hospitality for Formula 1™.

DHL has specialized units to coordinate the transport of cars, equipment and fuel to the Formula 1™ tracks around the world by air, sea and land – for both test sessions and GPs.

DHL also has a 24-hour service point at the racetrack. The on-site team offers round-the-clock service for urgent shipments, customs clearance as well as shipments of hazardous goods and temperature controlled items.

The teams can utilize DHL’s vast global network to pick up and deliver at any race circuit in the world.

In addition to providing logistics support, DHL also awards Formula 1™ drivers with the Fastest Lap trophy, which recognizes the driver with the greatest number of fastest laps at the end of each season.

DHL also delivers racing experience online. Visit On Facebook, follow Christian Danner, the former German race car driver who is reporting from the sidelines during this season’s Formula 1™ events.

DHL – The Logistics company for the world DHL is the global market leader in the logistics industry and “The Logistics company for the world”. DHL commits its expertise in international express, air and ocean freight, road and rail transportation, contract logistics and international mail services to its customers. A global network composed of more than 220 countries and territories and about 275,000 employees worldwide offers customers superior service quality and local knowledge to satisfy their supply chain requirements. DHL accepts its social responsibility by supporting climate protection, disaster management and education.

DHL is part of Deutsche Post DHL. The Group generated revenue of more than 51 billion euros in 2010.

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First Published: Thu, March 31 2011. 18:57 IST