Team equipment put in safe hands

Published 28/08/2012 | 14:58

THE massive logistical effort to transport Ireland's 49 paralympians, their support teams and equipment has been planned down to the last detail from a business park in St. Margaret's.

DHL at the Dublin Airport Logistics Park in St. Margaret's are behind the mammoth effort to get eight tonnes of sports equipment to London for Team Ireland ahead of the start of the Paralympic Games this week. The task has already been completed by the St. Margaret's-based company, who moved a full 45ft truck load of supplies from Dublin, first to the Irish team's pre-games training camp in Portugal before packing it all up again and moving it all on to London. 'We are thrilled to be involved with Paralympics Ireland and this partnership has a perfect fit for us.

Timing here was critical to ensure the athletes have everything they need, when they need it. DHL Global Forwarding has the ideal network infrastructure to ensure that the equipment arrived when and where it was needed to support our elite Paralympic athletes. 'We are right behind the Irish team's pursuit of success in London 2012 and the whole DHL team in Ireland will be cheering them on to victory,' said Maurice Meade, Managing Director, DHL Global Forwarding Ireland. Liam Harbison, CEO of Paralympics Ireland, said that the support of DHL Global Forwarding was invaluable.

He said: ' There has been a significant logistics challenge involved in consolidating all of the athletes equipment from all over the Country, moving it from Dublin to Portugal and then, repacking it and getting it the Games in London – and all without interruption to our athletes training. 'We are delighted with the backing and support of DHL Global Forwarding and we enjoyed peace of mind that everything would arrive on time and in tact.'

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