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After Rio is before Pyeongchang

 

First official luge world cup to take place at the future Olympic site

 

Frankfurt/Oberhof/Pyeongchang, Feb. 14, 2017 – When the global elite in the sport of luge has its international training week on the new ice track in Pyeongchang this week, the company Conceptum Sport Logistics (www.conceptum-sport-logistics.com), specializing in cultural project logistics, has already delivered its best performance.

 

In just 48 hours of transit time, the company managed to transport the entire material of 250 athletes after the conclusion of the last world cup this past weekend in Oberhof from there to Pyeongchang in time for the start of the international training week. Immediately after the trainings, the highly anticipated first luge world cup will take place next weekend at the Alpensia Sliding Center.

 

“For us, the Olympics are more important than the games per se: for in the time between the games, we are preparing the transports, laying the foundation for the logistics on site and make plans for the challenges ahead of us”, describes Sebastian Stahl, Managing Director of Conceptum Sport Logistics. The company headquartered near Frankfurt am Main, Germany, takes care of the logistics on behalf of numerous national and international federations as well as various Olympic committees and their athletes.

 

Conceptum Sport Logistics is already on site in Pyeongchang, and the preparations for the next Olympic Winter Games are in full swing. With the first test runs for try-out events, the infrastructure has already proven that just-in-time transportation to the sports venues works smoothly here as well. Since 2015, Conceptum Sport Logistics has already completed more than 150 successful transportation projects to the competition sites of the next Olympic Winter Games. The arrangements beforehand are decisive in order to go through all processes and to know about uncertainties such as red tape. In addition to the transportation of sports gear and team equipment, the logistics specialist also takes care of hotel and travel arrangements - the team around Managing Director Sebastian Stahl has an integrated standard.

Conceptum Sport Logistics opens site in South Korea

 

Sports logistician prepares for Pyeongchang 2018

 

Frankfurt/Seoul, January 15, 2017 – The sports world will look to South Korea in the coming years - the Olympic Winter Games 2018 will take place there. The company Conceptum Sport Logistics (www.conceptum-sport-logistics.com) specializing in cultural project logistics is already opening a subsidiary in Seoul now. In close proximity to the venues, the company will be by the athletes’ side when it comes to the safe and timely transporting of their sports equipment and gear. From now on, all sports federations will also be able to rely on the know-how directly from South Korea. Conceptum Sport Logistics already assisted the organizing committee last year in all logistics for the homologation of the new competition sites. Hereby, the compliance for the Games in 2018 is tested. Further test events are planned.

“Such test events are standard prior to global events such as the Olympic Games. This is the only way to find errors in the stadiums’ concepts, and naturally we are able to test the logistical processes as well”, explains Sebastian Stahl, Managing Director of Conceptum Sport Logistics.

 

In doing so, it is the company’s goal to allow athletes to fully focus on the event - without worrying about their sports gear. The team equipment, right up to the massage bed, must also go through not only the transportation process but customs procedures as well. The process is complex, says the special logistician, and requires expertise mainly in the international cargo business. “With our employee in South Korea, we guarantee perfect service”, continues Stahl. “We provide complete support. This does require some effort but it more than pays off and enables the athletes to prepare for the events in a stress-free environment”, says Sebastian Stahl. 

German sports logistician services Alpine Skiing World Cups in USA and Canada

 

Conceptum Sport Logistics transports on behalf of various ski federations

 

Frankfurt/Denver/Calgary, December 5, 2016 – With logistics “Made in Germany”, the athletes participating in the FIS Alpine Skiing World Cups for women in Copper Mountain and Killington, USA, and in Lake Louise, Canada, are getting some valuable support. From the end of October until the beginning of December 2016, the skiing equipment and accessories of all female teams from numerous ski federations is being transported. A total of around 12 tons of material is first collected by the experienced logistician from all corners of Europe in order to transport it to the US by air freight on schedule. After the respective event, a truck takes it to the next venue in order to deliver the entire equipment again in time for the first training run. Following the World Cup in Lake Louise, all the gear is delivered back to Europe as requested.

 

“For our team, sports logistics is a physical challenge as well - after all, it is also about winning a race”, says Santino Hormuth, Project Manager of Conceptum Sport Logistics (CSL). “Only if we prepare our race well, run it to perfection and deliver the equipment to the competition track just in time, can the teams we service focus on the sport per se!”

 

The personal service by the logistics team takes place right by the track - for it is this all-round service that allows the athletes to fully focus on their competitive disciplines. Moreover, trust is a decisive factor - to athletes, their sporting equipment is the most important resource in addition to their own physical condition.

 

In addition to the sporting equipment and team gear, CSL has also been engaged to deliver approx. 3 tons of marketing materials as well as approx. 1.5 tons of TV broadcasting equipment. “Be it sporting equipment or cameras”, says Hormuth, “it does not make an essential difference to us. Perfect planning is the key criterion either way. Regional expertise and knowing the international formalities are the alpha and omega. This includes customs and loading formalities which may differ especially in international transportation”, continues the Project Manager.

 

Conceptum Sport Logistics is therefore already preparing for the Olympic Games in Pyeongchang 2018. With their own office on site, the specialized company takes responsibility close to the track - a key criterion according to Sebastian Stahl, Managing Director of Conceptum Sport Logistics: “Proximity counts for much for us. This is the only way we can guarantee our athletes to be there at any time and to really establish a seamless logistical chain.” Meanwhile, this also includes everything in terms of sporting equipment - from the teams’ accommodation all the way to flight or rental car booking, the service rendered by the Frankfurt experts is seamlessly tailored to the requirements.

IBSF and Conceptum Sport Logistics:

A powerful team

 

 

Frankfurt/Lausanne/Grossgmain, November 24, 2016 – Never change a running system – This is how you might describe the cooperation that has already been going on since 2006 between the International Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation (IBSF) and the sports and cultural project logistician Conceptum Sport Logistics (CSL - www.conceptum-sport-logistics.com).

 

“With Conceptum Logistics, we have a partner who transports our very special equipment from one venue to the next quickly and reliably. We are pleased that we have been able to extend the partnership for another two years”, explains Ivo Ferriani, President of IBSF.

 

When we travel across the Atlantic to Whistler this coming weekend, where the competitions continue next weekend, incidents such as snow storms, traffic jams or trucks which are not roadworthy and the like must not impact the race schedule. It is therefore always essential to plan for any eventualities before they occur.

 

“Of course it is a great advantage if you have already known each other for more than 10 years and therefore work together very smoothly”, says Sebastian Stahl, Managing Director of the logistics service provider. Year after year, we look forward to supporting the world cup series of the bobsleigh and skeleton athletes and to providing our service to make sure that training sessions take place in a timely manner and that the equipment is transported and delivered completely and in good time”, continues Stahl.

 

Despite all the routine, we are still faced with special challenges time and again: new venues, such as the Alpensia Sliding Center in Pyeongchang for the Olympic Winter Games 2018 or tight schedules always require most careful planning or specific solutions.

Preparations for Pyeongchang 2018 in full swing

 

Logistical dress rehearsal for the Olympic Winter Games 2018 in South Korea

 

Pyeongchang /Frankfurt, November 01, 2016 – Numerous visits by employees of Conceptum Sport Logistics (CSL – www.conceptum-sport-logistics.com) in South Korea to prepare the transports for the test runs in the newly built ice channel have been taking place for some time already. In the second half of October, the big moment finally came: CSL transported all bobsleigh, skeleton and luge models to Seoul via air freight for the test runs. From the airport there, they were taken 3 hours by car to the Alpensia Sliding Center in Pyeongchang.

 

As the winter sports season is already in full swing, the experts of Conceptum Sport Logistics only had 48 hours to transport 5000 kg of equipment from ten countries from door to door. Special challenges such as infrastructural conditions, e.g. downhill access roads, non-existing roads blocked due to construction sites etc. must be carefully mapped out and planned for. The smooth cooperation with customs authorities on site is also a fundamental part of a functioning logistics chain, in particular for time-sensitive sports events.

 

“The earlier we are involved in the planning of such events, the better we can coordinate and prepare all logistically important details with all parties involved”, says Sebastian Stahl, Managing Director of the cultural sports and event logistician. “The conditions on site always play an especially important role for such major transport operations”, continues Stahl. “We are used to becoming active on site as early as 2 years before the event takes place and know that the first shipments are delivered during the ongoing site work as the first test competitions take place during that time already.”

 

With the return transport of the entire equipment completed within 48 hours as well, however, things won’t calm down at CSL. More transportation projects to perform the test runs for five other disciplines for the Olympic Winter Games 2018 are already in the final planning phase.

Rio2016: 75 tons of equipment by charter from Frankfurt to Rio de Janeiro

 
Frankfurt / Rio de Janeiro, July 10, 2016 – While sports enthusiasts are looking forward to the finals of the European Soccer Championship in Paris today, the employees of the German cultural and event logistician Conceptum Sport Logistics (CSL – www.conceptum-sport-logistics.com) are counting down to the first of several charter airplanes to take off from Frankfurt to Rio de Janeiro to deliver equipment for this year’s next major sporting event.

 

In this case, the special challenge of the charter handling was the very tight schedule: The majority of the 75-ton cargo was only delivered to the warehouse of the logistics company on July 7 while all security proceedings, formalities as well as the setup of the 36 containers and pallets needed to be completed by the planned departure on July 10 at 5:20 am.

 

Beforehand, the cargo was collected from 15 different suppliers at 30 different loading sites, so that inspecting and checking the delivered material was also given priority first in order to properly initiate any formalities.

 

“Preparing cargo of this magnitude for a charter within just 48 hours requires extreme precision and professionalism on the part of all parties involved. If only one single element is hanging in the balance during the entire work process, this can trip up the entire project”, says Sebastian Stahl, Managing Director of CSL.

 

“Picking up the entire equipment from all corners of Europe and taking it to Frankfurt for further processing within this time frame would have been easy per se”, explains Sebastian Stahl “if a number of components had not been in operation and required at another site until shortly before pickup” continues Stahl. “But it is precisely this buzz that makes our job so special.”

 

However, the job won’t end upon landing in Rio de Janeiro. Now comes unloading, customs clearance and storage and/or delivery. Another charter flight will take place on July 17, 2016.

Rio2016: The Countdown is on

 

Athletes, Officials and logisticians alike are ready to get out of the blocks

 

Rio de Janeiro/Frankfurt, June 15, 2016 – While the Olympic Games are still far away for the spectators, the preparations - above all logistically speaking - are already in full swing. For several weeks, the German logistics company Conceptum Sport Logistics (CSL – www.conceptum-sport-logistics.com) has been collecting sports equipment, broadcasting accessories as well as other equipment materials needed on site to take it to Rio de Janeiro.

 “Any materials available and thus plannable beforehand can be taken to Rio de Janeiro in time by ship and scheduled flight”, says Stahl, Managing Director of the cultural sports and event logistician. “For this purpose, meters of packing lists are studied and separated in order to optimize transportation costs for our customers. Any materials not available until the last minute are then transported to their destination with regular charter flights which we provide exclusively for our customers”, continues Stahl. “This approach has been successful at major events in the past”.

 

At the same time, hardly any TV viewer is aware of the volumes that are moved. 30,000 cubic meters of cargo was shipped to Rio de Janeiro by sea alone. Added to this are more than 500 tons by air.

 “A coastal city presents some benefits here for the transportation of large volumes. Customs regulations are the same, however - and it is not uncommon for them to be adventurous in Brazil”, says Sebastian Stahl. The logistical team’s boss is always personally involved - “for months, I have been commuting between Frankfurt, Rio de Janeiro, and the various sites of our customers”, says Stahl.

 

 Long before the first transport missions, storage sites needed to be found, suitable for the safe storage of the sensitive equipment such as timekeeping systems or even catering for the teams. In addition to reliability, trust in the logistician is also decisive for the athletes - for sports equipment is mostly treated like children. For years, the German company has enjoyed the patronage of numerous national Olympic Committees, sports federations and the athletes.

The International Triathlon World Series Union will meet in Yokohama

 

Conceptum Sport Logistics to Accompany the 2016 Competition Series

 

Frankfurt/Yokohama, 14 May 2016 - After having given evidence of its logistics competence in the past year within the framework of the International Triathlon Unit (ITU), the sports and cultural events logistician Conceptum Sport Logistics (CSL – www.conceptum-sport-logistics.com) will now also participate in the World Tour. The world's best triathletes will start the competitions in March 26 in Abu Dhabi to continue their way through the Gold Coast and Cape Town to Yokohama.

 

"Each site of the competition presents new challenges to the top athletes, and just in the same way the logistical challenges have to be coped with time and time again.”, says Sebastian Stahl, the manager of the special logistics provider with registered office near Frankfurt am Main.

 

After the competitions in Yokohama, the tour will move on to Leeds, Stockholm, Hamburg, Edmonton to finally end in Cozumel.

 

“We are proud of having a network that permits us to realise this logistics project precisely and within the set time framework”, Stahl continues. Yes, pressure is high. “To know that the competition cannot take place unless we deliver in time, is actually raising the pulse here and there, but this is precisely the reason why I love this job”, the chief logistician provides some private insight.

 

 

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, Switzerland, Brazil, United Kingdom and Canada have brought the company close to its customers and venues for genuinely local service. Ocean freight, air freight and road haulage – with its own offices and more than 150 partners, Conceptum Sport Logistics offers a comprehensive service in international freight traffic.

Conceptum Sport Logistics delivers for international track-and-field meetings

 

IAAF Diamond League competitions in Doha and Shanghai

 

Frankfurt/Doha/Shanghai, May 06, 2016 – The IAAF Diamond League meetings are well established on the competition calendar of the world’s best athletes. In the run-up to the big event in Rio de Janeiro in the summer of this year, the outdoor season was opened for the track-and-field athletes in Doha. A first test for everyone. As a logistical expert, Conceptum Sport Logistics (CSL - www.conceptum-sport-logistics.com) will assist the organizers with its global network and know-how for the safe and timely delivery of all timekeeping equipment. The cultural project logistician has already proven its services in countless events.

 

The journey continues

After the competitions in Doha, Shanghai is next on the schedule. For this event as well, the sensitive technology is already being transported by CSL. Overall, the company headquartered in Frankfurt/Main is currently moving 8,000 kg of equipment for the track-and-field scene.

 

“Even if the event locations remain the same year after year, we still need to deliver with a high degree of precision and speed every year as the event schedule brings new challenges time and again”, says Sebastian Stahl, Managing Director of Conceptum Sport Logistics.

“We are already looking forward to proving our skills for Rio de Janeiro again. Naturally, such a major event always brings great excitement”, continues Stahl. The track-and-field circus will continue to tour until then and also precisely prepare for the most important event this year, as will 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, Switzerland, Brazil, United Kingdom and Canada have brought the company close to its customers and venues for genuinely local service. Ocean freight, air freight and road haulage – with its own offices and more than 150 partners, Conceptum Sport Logistics offers a comprehensive service in international freight traffic.

Conceptum Sport Logistics is now official logistics partner in China as well

 

The Chinese Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation as well as the Chinese Luge Federation opt for Conceptum Logistics as partner

 

Frankfurt/Beijing, March 23, 2016– With yet another cooperation, the Frankfurt special logistician Conceptum Sport Logistics (CSL – www.conceptum-sport-logistics.com) proves its competence in sports and cultural event logistics. A long-term contract between the Chinese Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation as well as the Chinese Luge Federation and the internationally active company seals their cooperation. This makes Conceptum responsible for all transports and logistical operations of the teams organized by the federations.

 

The logistical partner in Germany provides the federations with access to globally networked expert logistics for sports equipment and teams. The transports between the competition sites during the season as well as to the training camps at any conceivable location in the world are covered by the special logistician’s service. In addition, CSL will consult the federations in terms of packaging customized for the sensitive sports equipment and will provide such packaging upon consultation. It also goes without saying that on-site support is part of CSL’s service portfolio.

 

Sebastian Stahl, Managing Director of the cultural sports and event logistician Conceptum Sport Logistics, is pleased with the new milestone in the company’s history: “We are offering athletes exactly what they need: trustworthy logistics provided by a complete team. This allows them to focus on their sport - and not on the frantic transport of their own sports equipment”, says the head logistician.

 

Conceptum Sport Logistics is already working for numerous teams in almost all disciplines on the five continents as a logistical partner - every year, a distance of well over 50 million kilometers is covered with sports equipment on board. The Chinese winter sports athletes will now also benefit from this experience.

 

 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, Switzerland, Brazil, United Kingdom and Canada have brought the company close to its customers and venues for genuinely local service. Ocean freight, air freight and road haulage – with its own offices and more than 150 partners, Conceptum Sport Logistics offers a comprehensive service in international freight traffic.

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