Schenker helps Popes pilgrims gather for Youth Day

By: Jason Whittaker


Schenker Australia says it hasn’t needed divine intervention to handle logistics operations for this week’s World Youth Day in Sydney. The

Schenker Australia says it hasn’t needed divine intervention to handle logistics operations for this week’s World Youth Day in Sydney.

The company, and its international parent DB Schenker, have been handling international freight logistics and customs clearance requirements for the event, which has attracted hundreds of thousands of pilgrims to the Harbour City.

Schenker has been handling the freight movements for the journey of the Cross and Icon, an important symbol for the event, along with the human remains of the Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati. It has also taken delivery of the Popemobile.

Other logistics needs include freight movements for observatory chairs, cargo for the Vocations Expo, as well as broadcast and press equipment.

Schenker Australia CEO Ron Koehler says the company has been involved in the project for more than 18 months.

DB Schenker also handles the warehousing event logistics for the event. Its west Sydney facility is handling the receiving/releasing of 275,000 backpacks and millions of breakfast/lunch meals.

Schenker Australia was established in 1962 in Sydney. The company provides a complete range of international air and ocean freight as well as land transportation, together with integrated logistics services and supply chain management.

The company comprises over 1,200 people in 36 locations in Australia, and seven in New Zealand.

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