DB Schenker manages logistics for Austria’s Paralympics team

The Austrian Paralympic Committee and DB Schenker sign a cooperation agreement for 3 years

DB Schenker manages logistics for Austria’s Paralympics team


Under the motto “Winning knows no handicap”, the Austrian Paralympic Committee has been making a strong stand for its disabled athletes for two decades. DB Schenker also wants to support the Austrian Paralympic athletes in their outstanding achievements. For this reason, Maria Rauch-Kallat, Federal Minister and President of ÖPC, and Helmut Schweighofer, CEO of DB Schenker in Austria and Southeastern Europe, recently signed a cooperation agreement for the next three years.

Before the start of the Paralympic Winter Games in PyeongChang, the preparations for the competitions are in full swing. Around 670 athletes will compete in six sports (alpine skiing, biathlon, cross-country skiing, snowboarding, ice hockey and wheelchair curling) and 80 medal decisions from 9 to 18 March 2018. Austria’s team is represented in the sports alpine skiing, snowboarding and cross-country skiing.

To ensure that the participants can concentrate fully on their sporting achievements, the DB Schenker office in Linz takes care of the smooth transport of their equipment. In total, around 1.3 tonnes of the most sensitive goods are transported by air freight from Austria to South Korea. The global logistics service provider also takes care of all customs clearance and on-site storage.

“With our logistics partner DB Schenker, it is ensured that the sports luggage and all other goods arrive punctually and without damage at the Paralympics in PyeongChang. Thus nothing stands in the way of the competitions”, Maria Rauch-Kallat is quoted in a media release.

Helmut Schweighofer is also pleased about the cooperation: “We are proud to support the athletes of ÖPC as a logistics partner, and wish them every success in the Paralympic Games in South Korea”.

DB Schenker is an international integrated logistics service provider with over 95,000 employees at 2,000 locations. Schenker & Co AG in Vienna acts as Regional Head Office for Southeastern Europe. There are currently more than 5,300 employees working at 80 locations in the 14 countries of the region.