A different kind of ocean experience
DB Schenker is official logistics partner to EFG Sailing Arabia.
DB Schenker, one of the global leading logistics service providers, accustomed to managing hundreds of thousands of sea freight containers, is about to engage in a different kind of ocean experience this year. Dutch Olympic sailing star Annemieke Bes will lead the first ever DB Schenker yacht to compete in EFG Sailing Arabia - The Tour.
In its seventh year, EFG Sailing Arabia - The Tour is an annual event in which world class sailors compete over a 763-nautical mile course that spans the Arabian Gulf. It has become the most prestigious race in the Middle East and is the only annual race of its type in the world, with a mix of long offshore legs and intense in-port racing. On February 14th, the fleet has started in Muscat and sails to other ports in Oman, the UAE and Qatar before the closing event in Dubai.
DB Schenker’s skipper, three-time Olympian and Silver medalist, Annemieke Bes, will lead an enthusiastic team of experienced European and Omani women that include one of the Middle East’s first professional sailors. The crew not only wants to deliver a credible and competitive performance in the race, they also aim to inspire other women in the GCC to follow their footsteps in sailing.
Managing logistics for a record event
DB Schenker supports the team’s ambitions. To remain fully focused on the races, the crews of EFG Sailing Arabia - The Tour rely on professional logistics solutions. Boats and sailing gears need to be transported and customs processes completed. A smooth immigration process has to be arranged allowing the teams to quickly recover after an exhausting offshore race. All this will run outside of the event’s spotlight – organized by DB Schenker, experts in this field and the official logistics provider and partner of Sailing Arabia - The Tour.
DB Schenker is a market leader in the field of logistics and transportation in the Middle East region, and has a team of dedicated staff in all GCC countries managing customers supply chains for a wide range of industries.