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Olympics logistics provider Conceptum Sport Logistics to attend SportAccord Convention 2014 in Belek

German logistics specialist supports athletes around the globe

 

Frankfurt/Belek, March 20, 2014 – SportAccord Convention (www.sportaccordconvention.com) is one of the most important events to take place behind the scenes of the competitive sporting world. This year, it is being held in Belek near Antalya from April 6–11 and is set to welcome the logistics company Conceptum Sport Logistics (CSL – www.conceptum-sport-logistics.com) as an exhibitor. Taking place shortly after the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi (www.sochi2014.com), the convention will, above all, give the sports industry an opportunity to reflect on the games and prepare for up-and-coming events. Sebastian Stahl, the managing director of Conceptum Logistics, and his team rank among the unsung heroes of the sports competitions and will be on hand at the event at booth number 90 to talk logistics.

 

Stahl’s logistics professionals transported more than 250 metric tons of sports equipment and materials to Sochi alone, establishing a logistics chain that carried the goods by sea and air over several months. Hosted close to the world’s sporting centers, in locations such as Lausanne, Seoul, St. Petersburg and Beijing, SportAccord Convention has been bringing together members of the sports industry since 2003. The German project logistics company CSL is using the event to showcase itself and its range of services. Represented worldwide, a personal service and door-to-door deliveries are at the heart of CSL’s work. “With an entire competition resting on the condition of their sports equipment and the reliability of a logistics company, it’s not surprising that athletes are extremely demanding customers. We transport goods as if they belong to us,” says Sebastian Stahl from Conceptum Sport Logistics.

 

During the Olympic Games in Sochi alone, CSL worked for more than 50 National Olympic Committees and sports associations, an achievement which, according to managing director Stahl, has given it a special standing in the sporting world. More than 6,000 sports experts are expected to attend SportAccord Convention, where forthcoming events will be the main topic on the agenda. One such event is the 2016 Summer Olympic Games taking place in Rio de Janeiro, the preparations for which have already begun. “We have our own office in Rio, which means we are on hand to offer local support to athletes and teams and provide the comprehensive logistics solutions needed to take care of their gear and sports equipment,” states Sebastian Stahl from Conceptum Sport Logistics.

 

 

Conceptum Sport Logistics (www.conceptum-sport-logistics.com) has come to lead the global market in tailor-made transport solutions for sports equipment and other sensitive loads in cultural project logistics. The logistics company's team serves a variety of national Olympic committees as well as national and international sports associations around the world; the company's extensive experience and know-how provide ideal solutions in transporting and handling sports equipment such as bobsleds, boats and much more, along with team transports and accommodation at sports venues. Conceptum Sport Logistics' offices in Germany (Munich, Frankfurt, Dusseldorf and Hamburg) and sports offices in Switzerland (Lausanne), Brazil (Rio), United Kingdom (London) and Canada (Ottawa) have brought the company close to its customers and venues for genuinely local service. Ocean freight, air freight and road haulage – Conceptum Sport Logistics offers a comprehensive service, operating in more than fifteen countries with more than a hundred and fifty partners in international freight traffic.

 

Further information:

Conceptum Sport Logistics, Web: www.conceptum-sport-logistics.com,
Email: media@conceptum-sport-logistics.com

 

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Cool Runnings in Sochi 2014: German support helps Jamaica cross the finish line

 

Bob and logistics “Made in Germany” for the Jamaican bobsled team

 

Jamaica/Sochi/Frankfurt, February 21, 2014 – Sochi enjoys a touch of sun, sand and the sound of reggae as Jamaica’s bobsled heroes secured their place on an Olympic ice track starting line for the first time since 2002. The team received a lot of support from Germany along the way. Their carbon-fiber bobsled was made by Franz Wimmer from Traunstein, Bavaria, and the Frankfurt-based event and specialized logistics service provider Conceptum Sport Logistics (CSL – www.conceptum-sport-logistics.com) transported the precious piece of equipment from Jamaica to Sochi. In addition to the Caribbean bobsled team, which was formed in 1988, a further 50 national teams and National Olympic Committees have placed their trust in Sebastian Stahl’s transport experts. Jamaica’s colorful team was above all made famous by the 1993 movie Cool Runnings.

 

While the Jamaican team’s bob arrived on time for the training runs, some of their other equipment, for which Conceptum was not responsible, had gone missing: “That wasn't made in Germany. The athletes took it all in good humor,” says Sebastian Stahl, managing director of Conceptum Sport Logistics. From now on, the German company will transport all of the team’s equipment to avoid such mistakes happening again. This is of vital importance because “the Jamaicans depend on their bob and all of their equipment. They virtually draw lots on who gets to take the bob to bed with them at night!” laughs Stahl, who alongside his team has brought significantly more than 250 metric tons of sports and team equipment to Sochi in recent months. David Vehreschild, the Jamaicans’ German team manager, is happy about the participation of his team and the colorful appearance at the Games. “In the end taking part is everything. As popular underdog the Jamaicans have fully done justice to this motto. We are very interested in continuing and extend the partnership with Conceptum.”

 

The birth of the team destined to become the movie legends of Cool Runnings was inspired by a pushcart derby. American onlookers noticed the strong similarity between the derby and a bobsled race and set about creating a Jamaican team. Many Jamaican athletes were, and indeed still are, excellent sprinters, a quality that is particularly beneficial at the start of the race when the bob has to be given a huge push-start. With the four-man bob competition due to commence on February 22, the Jamaican team is launching its 2014 Winter Olympics campaign in excellent spirits and surrounded by an incredible amount of support.

 

Conceptum Sport Logistics (www.conceptum-sport-logistics.com) has come to lead the global market in tailor-made transport solutions for sports equipment and other sensitive loads in cultural project logistics. The logistics company's team serves a variety of national Olympic committees as well as national and international sports associations around the world; the company's extensive experience and know-how provide ideal solutions in transporting and handling sports equipment such as bobsleds, boats and much more, along with team transports and accommodation at sports venues. Conceptum Sport Logistics' offices in Germany (Munich, Frankfurt, Dusseldorf and Hamburg) and sports offices in Switzerland (Lausanne), Brazil (Rio), United Kingdom (London) and Canada (Ottawa) have brought the company close to its customers and venues for genuinely local service. Ocean freight, air freight and road haulage – Conceptum Sport Logistics offers a comprehensive service, operating in more than fifteen countries with more than a hundred and fifty partners in international freight traffic.

 

Further information:

Conceptum Sport Logistics, Web: www.conceptum-sport-logistics.com,
Email: media@conceptum-sport-logistics.com

 

PR Agency: euromarcom public relations GmbH, Tel. +49 (0)611/973150,

Email: team@euromarcom.de, Web: www.euromarcom.de

Sochi 2014: Gold medal for logistics goes to Germany

 

250 metric tons of sports equipment make the games possible – Conceptum Sport Logistics wins gold

 

Sochi/Frankfurt, February 11, 2014 – The first gold medal of the Winter Olympics taking place in the Russian city of Sochi has already been awarded to the German logistics company Conceptum Sport Logistics (CSL – www.conceptum-sport-logistics.com). The company, which is based near Frankfurt, has transported well over 250 metric tons of sports and team equipment to Russia for 50 national teams and National Olympic Committees. The logistics specialists already began sending Boeing 747 cargo planes and ocean freight containers to the coastal city of Sochi and the competition venues in the snowy climes of Krasnaya Polyana some months ago. In fact, the delivery of a large proportion of the freight could be planned in advance and in some instances, be put into temporary storage in Russia.

 

However, a number of athletes were competing to qualify right up until the last minute. For CSL’s managing director, Sebastian Stahl, this is par for the course: “We personally collect the goods from the athletes, directly from the qualification track. Then, the bobs, or whatever other sports equipment we’re dealing with, are always packed into special containers before setting off on their journey straight to the competition track.” Hardly any TV viewers are actually aware of the sheer amount of freight on the move. The sports and event logistics specialists sent 3,000 cubic meters of freight to Sochi by sea alone. “A coastal city like Sochi provides several advantages when transporting large quantities of freight. The customs regulations are, however, the same – and in Russia they can often be quite bizarre,” says Sebastian Stahl, who himself is always on hand. “I’ve been travelling between Frankfurt, Sochi, Whistler and other competition venues for months,” he explains.

 

Storage facilities capable of storing the fragile equipment safely had to be found long before the first batches of freight could be transported. At the end of last year, trucks were used to transport items such as timekeeping devices and catering equipment for the teams. Transporting goods in this way is the most nerve-racking because the Russian roads can be unpredictable in winter. In addition to reliability, trust is a deciding factor for athletes when choosing a logistics company, as they often treat their sports equipment as they would children. The German company has been enjoying the confidence of a great many National Olympic Committees, sports associations and athletes for years.

 

 

Conceptum Sport Logistics (www.conceptum-sport-logistics.com) has come to lead the global market in tailor-made transport solutions for sports equipment and other sensitive loads in cultural project logistics. The logistics company's team serves a variety of national Olympic committees as well as national and international sports associations around the world; the company's extensive experience and know-how provide ideal solutions in transporting and handling sports equipment such as bobsleds, boats and much more, along with team transports and accommodation at sports venues. Conceptum Sport Logistics' offices in Germany (Munich, Frankfurt, Dusseldorf and Hamburg) and sports offices in Switzerland (Lausanne), Brazil (Rio), United Kingdom (London) and Canada (Ottawa) have brought the company close to its customers and venues for genuinely local service. Ocean freight, air freight and road haulage – Conceptum Sport Logistics offers a comprehensive service, operating in more than fifteen countries with more than a hundred and fifty partners in international freight traffic.

 

Further information:

Conceptum Sport Logistics, Web: www.conceptum-sport-logistics.com,
Email: media@conceptum-sport-logistics.com

 

PR Agency: euromarcom public relations GmbH, Tel. +49 (0)611/973150,

Email: team@euromarcom.de, Web: www.euromarcom.de

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