We supported the race in three different ways. First of all we provided full coordination and storage of an extra mast and accessories in a strategic location in Amsterdam. The mast should be 24/7 available if it was to be used as a substitute on one of the boats of the race.
Secondly, we transported several supplies from suppliers of the Volvo Ocean Race in the Netherlands to the start of the race in Allicante, Spain. Therefore we used
10 trailers to Allicante, collect containers, lift-offs and one of the chassis’
was provided by us at the suppliers. Finally, we provided the transport for
several stopovers in Europa, from Lissabon to the finish in Gothenburg, Denmark. Because of the tight race schedule, the challenge was to provide all the equipment in time. Therefore we combined ferry and road transport, most of the time overnight.
The Volvo Ocean Race is a typical example of a successful sports event collaboration between the client, Saan Trucking and a third party in logistics. Do you want to know what we can do for your sports event? Please do not hesitate to contact us about the possibilities.