Kuehne+Nagel has been brought is as the latest Birmingham 2022 official provider ©Birmingham City Council

Birmingham 2022 has appointed Kuehne+Nagel as its event logistics provider for the next Commonwealth Games.

The Swiss company will be responsible for the safe and sustainable transportation, receipt and forwarding of all items needed to meet the logistical requirements of next year’s Games.

Kuehne+Nagel will use a range of eco-friendly technology systems to maintain control of the millions of sporting items and equipment pieces while advocating for green event-delivery solutions, it is claimed.

This is in line with the event's sustainability pledge to be the first-ever carbon-neutral Commonwealth Games.

Birmingham 2022 expects roughly 4,500 athletes from 72 nations and territories to compete across 19 sports across at 14 competition venues come the Games - set for July 28 to August 8.

It will be the biggest event ever held in the West Midlands, with more than a million spectators expected to come to Birmingham and a global television audience of 1.5 billion projected.

Birmingham 2022 has been dubbed as
Birmingham 2022 has been dubbed as "the Games for Everyone" ©Getty Images

"It is fantastic to have Kuehne+Nagel join us as our Official Event Logistics Provider for Birmingham 2022," said Tamara Sutherland, head of logistics at Birmingham 2022.

"They are well known for their highly specialised logistics management, making them the ideal company to provide complex and detailed solutions for this type of event.

"With a strong track record in offering comprehensive logistics solutions for major industries and events worldwide, I’m confident Kuehne+Nagel will help us deliver a safe, efficient and successful Games."

Kuehne+Nagel is also the official logistics partner for the Rugby League World Cup 2021, which will be held in England from October 23 to November 27.

During that event it has pledged to plant a tree for every try scored in all 61 matches across the men’s, women’s and wheelchair tournaments.