Global logistics provider C.H. Robinson has been chosen as an official partner for the 2017 Summer Universiade in Taiwan’s capital Taipei.
According to Business Wire, the company was selected due to its leading expertise in global air and ocean logistics services as well as its local presence in the region.
As an official partner of the event scheduled to take place from August 19 to 30, C.H. Robinson will provide a facilitated delivery service for sports equipment and supplies as part of preparations.
"We are very pleased and honoured to serve as the official logistics service provider for 2017 Taipei Summer Universiade," Schnell Jeng, vice-president of Asia Global Forwarding at C.H. Robinson, said.
"Our dedicated team will provide international freight forwarding, customs brokerage, and domestic trucking services to participating teams during the event.
"C.H. Robinson will support the logistics activities from beginning to end.
"Our passionate and professional employees will work to ensure the logistics of the event are seamless and efficient."
C.H. Robinson will take the lead for all logistics and transportation from Africa, Canada, Europe, Latin America, Mexico, the Middle East and North America.
It is estimated that 5,000 freight vehicles and 7,000 staff members will be needed for the event.
Taipei 2017 has already formed an official partnership with China Airlines and EVA Air.
The deal with the airlines will offer a variety of benefits, including discounted ticket prices for delegates and International University Sports Federation (FISU) officials travelling to the event.
Eva Air and China Airlines, along with international food conglomerate Uni-President Enterprises and Hisun Fiber Industries, are in the premium official partner category.
Sunrise Group are listed as an official partner, while Taishan Sports, who provide equipment for major events, and duty free providers Everrich are official sponsors.
Equipment manufacturers Victor are an official supplier.
The 2017 Summer Universiade will be the largest international sports showpiece that Chinese Taipei has ever staged, having beaten Brazilian capital Brasília to be named host in November 2011 by FISU.