InMotion

Together we can achieve anything

If the last year has taught us anything, it is that life is unpredictable. These unprecedented times have shown us all what we truly value, and as rays of hope emerge, we’re playing our part to get back on track, connecting people to one another and to what truly matters to them.

As Official Logistics Partner to the world’s greatest sports and entertainment, our passion is to deliver the greatest moments on earth. And there's so many more to come.

#MomentsThatDeliver

Upcoming world-class events – delivered by DHL

Formula 1®

SGSingapore

Oct 2, 2022

Formula 1 Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix 2022

Marina Bay Street Circuit

MotoGP

THThailand

Oct 2, 2022

OR Thailand Grand Prix

Chang International Circuit

Formula 1®

JPJapan

Oct 9, 2022

Formula 1 Honda Japanese Grand Prix 2022

Suzuka International Racing Course

WTCR

KRSouth Korea

Oct 9, 2022

Race of Korea

Inje Speedium

MotoGP

AUAustralia

Oct 16, 2022

Animoca Brands Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix

Phillip Island

Formula 1®

USUnited States

Oct 23, 2022

Formula 1 Aramco United States Grand Prix 2022

Circuit of The Americas

MotoGP

MYMalaysia

Oct 23, 2022

PETRONAS Grand Prix of Malaysia

Sepang International Circuit

Formula 1®

MXMexico

Oct 30, 2022

Formula 1 Gran Premio De La Ciudad De México 2022

Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez

MotoGP

ESSpain

Nov 6, 2022

Gran Premio Motul de la Comunitat Valenciana

Circuit Ricardo Tormo

WTCR

CNChina

Nov 6, 2022

Race of China

Ningbo International Speedpark

WEC

BHBahrain

Nov 12, 2022

8 Hours of Bahrain

Bahrain International Circuit

Formula 1®

BRBrazil

Nov 13, 2022

Formula 1 Heineken Grande Prêmio De São Paulo 2022

Autódromo José Carlos Pace

Formula 1®

AEUnited Arab Emirates

Nov 20, 2022

Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 2022

Yas Marina Circuit

WTCR

MOMacao SAR China

Nov 20, 2022

Race of Macau

Circuito da Guia

Harlequins

CNChina

Mar 21, 2099

Sanya

Sanya E-Prix

Formula 1®

DHL is proud to be the longest-standing global partner of Formula 1®. For nearly 40 years, DHL has ensured the smooth delivery of up to 1,400 metric tons of race cars, fuel, and equipment to race venues around the world. As Official Logistics Partner since 2004, DHL staffs a team of motorsports logistics specialists who work closely with Formula 1® Management and the teams to ensure seamless logistical support for races and official test runs. What’s more, DHL make operations as sustainable as possible. Our extensive experience in green logistics always seeks new ways to reduce F1’s carbon footprint and overall environmental impact.

In the pursuit of reaching every corner of the globe and connecting people, DHL’s role extends far beyond logistics. Formula 1® is one of the biggest entertainment platforms in the world and as global partner, DHL offers opportunities for fans to live unforgettable moments, both on and off the track.

The Commentator's Challenge never fails to unite fans all over the world, offering them the unique opportunity to try their hand in the Commentator’s Box. DHL is also a founding partner of the F1® Esports Series and two of the most coveted prizes in Formula 1® – the DHL Fastest Lap Award and DHL Fastest Pit Stop Award. At the end of each season, the driver with the fastest laps is presented with the DHL Fastest Lap Award, while the DHL Fastest Pit Stop Award goes to the team that most consistently achieves the fastest pit stops over the course of the Championship.

We are proud to support Formula 1® along this journey. From physically delivering the series to engaging with fans both virtually and in real life, we’re proud to make this hair-raising sport more accessible for all. Just like out on the track, the behind-the-scenes action at a Grand Prix is all about speed, precision, and state-of-the art technology.

Formula 1®

MotoGP™

As Official Logistics Partner since 2015, DHL is proud to manage the logistics for MotoGP™, Moto2™ and Moto3™. Working closely with Dorna Sports and the various teams and suppliers, our motorsport logistics team ensures that 350 tons of critical equipment and supplies arrive intact and on time for each of the 21 championship races that are spread across five continents. It’s a huge undertaking, requiring everything from temperature-controlled transport of finely tuned bikes and meticulous packing to the handling of fragile parts and customs clearance support. Our expertise streamlines the complex process whilst also ensuring there are no delays along the way.

The calendar is certainly ambitious, but we live for the thrill of back-to-back race weekends where we only have 36 hours to move every piece of equipment from one race venue to the next. Sure, we can draw on 35+ years of motorsports logistics experience, but we also spend all 365 days of the year planning MotoGP™ logistics behind the scenes. It’s the race before the race – and we love every minute of it.

MotoGP™

ABB FIA Formula E

The ABB FIA Formula E World Championship is the world’s first ever net zero carbon sport. Over the years, Formula E has grown significantly, attracting millions of fans around the world with its fully-electric cars that reach impressive speeds without the environmental toll. It comes as no surprise, of course, as it generates the same hair-raising excitement of any motorsport. Everyone can experience the thrill, drama, and adrenaline rush of every turn with the cars racing for the lead in urban environments of some of the world’s most iconic cities.

As Official Founding and Logistics Partner, DHL handles the logistics requirements of Formula E organizers and teams, transporting over 415 tons of freight – including all race cars, batteries and charging units, media, and broadcasting equipment – to host venues around the world. From the very beginning, DHL instinctively understood Formula E’s vision to raise public awareness on e-mobility and lead the transition towards smart cities and low-carbon lifestyles. We help Formula E push the boundaries of sustainability with a tailored, multi-modal transport approach that maximizes efficiency and further reduces its carbon footprint.

Our partnership with Formula E goes beyond logistics. DHL is proud to be part of Formula E’s mission to inspire and engage a global audience on sustainability. That’s why we’ve teamed up to create our very own “Together Green Award” which recognizes sustainability heroes from all over the world who are doing their part to make the world a better place. Together with our Legacy Programme, we work with Formula E to accelerate positive change and give back to the local community. Such initiatives include Tree Planting, Community Engagement, and promoting gender equality through FIA Girls on Track.

A world-first and leader in e-mobility innovation, we couldn’t be prouder to support the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship.

ABB FIA Formula E

FIA WTCR

Pushing everyday cars with everyday engines to their absolute limits, the FIA World Touring Car Cup (WTCR) is one of the fastest growing and most spectacular motorsport series in the world. It might look like a standard car, but these vehicles deliver something unique to every race. Drivers compete on both street tracks and specially designed circuits, including some of the world’s most iconic venues such as Macau, Nürburgring Nordschleife, Suzuka, and Vila Real.

The WTCR is a year-round job for DHL. Our dedicated motorsports logistics team works closely with WTCR throughout the year to plan the logistics for the tightly packed racing calendar in the most challenging environments. Not only do we transport the race cars with equipment and spare parts, 4,000 litres of fuel and 620 tires to each WTCR race, we also utilize the most efficient modes of transport, relying heavily on ocean freight for events outside Europe. We also handle garage and paddock equipment, freight storage, customs clearance, and express shipments for FIA WTCR management. No matter what emergencies may arise, we’re ready to respond promptly and support by arranging flights and transportation.

FIA WTCR

FIA WEC

What do you get when you cross Grand Prix racing with the Ironman Triathlon? The World Endurance Championship (WEC). Welcome to non-stop death-defying speeds, superhuman stamina, colossal races that last between six and 24 hours and the world's best endurance drivers in the world’s fastest cars around some of the most iconic tracks – from Silverstone to Spa, from Sebring to Le Mans.

As FIA WEC Official Logistics Partner since 2012, DHL brings not only decades of motorsports logistics experience to the table, but also its own passion for speed, precision, and efficiency. For each of WEC’s races across the globe, our dedicated team of motorsports logistics pros work closely with race teams to ensure the safe, prompt delivery of 300 tons of cars (32), tires (2,800) and fuel (30,000 litres). This includes expert support with customs clearance, load plans and packing materials, and a multi-modal mix of air, road, and ocean freight to ensure maximum transport efficiency. Committed to our purpose, we are always prepared to fulfil the teams’ requirements on the track, including last minute express deliveries.

Whatever it takes, we love to make motorsports happen and follow the journey every step of the way.

FIA WEC

Manchester United

From kick-off to the last goal, DHL is proud to bring its decades of experience to support Manchester United’s logistical needs. A giant in the football community, DHL is off pitch organizing everyday courier service, shipping tour equipment and merchandise distribution for the Manchester United Megastore. At the same time, DHL leverages the club's popularity for its own marketing activities globally, particularly in the Americas, Middle East, and Asia, where the club’s following is particularly strong.

At DHL, we are enormously proud of our relationship with Manchester United – because it brings together two well-known and well-established global brands, because it’s a successful partnership, and because we just love being part of world-class football.

Manchester United

Fast Track

What’s that tune? It’s the sound of DHL supporting the hottest, emerging artists on their music journey, helping to deliver their distinctive sound to new audiences across the globe. We’re making dreams come true by getting fans closer to the artists they love with unforgettable musical moments, with intimate performances, unique content, eco-initiatives and more.

DHL FAST-TRACK is our music program created in collaboration with Universal Music Group (UMG), the world's leading music-based entertainment company. The partnership seeks to shine the spotlight on exceptional artists and fast-track their rise to global stardom by leveraging both companies’ local and global expertise.

As official partner of two of the world’s most iconic recording studios - Abbey Road Studios in London and Capitol Studios in Los Angeles - DHL provides crucial logistical solutions for artists and labels, ensuring their vinyl lacquers reach factories in on time. In addition, DHL will support UMG’s hottest emerging artists in accelerating their journey to the world stage, by helping connect their distinctive sound with audiences across the globe.

Fast Track

Rugby

The HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series annual championship showcases the world’s top rugby teams in a dynamic, fast-moving format. Instead of 15 players per team playing 40 minutes per half, Rugby 7s features two teams of just seven players going full throttle for a brief seven minutes per half. With all the thrills of world-class rugby condensed into this supercharged format, it’s no wonder the HSBC Sevens Series has rapidly become one of international rugby’s must-see events. While the World Cup features 20 national teams playing 48 matches over 6 weeks, the HSBC Sevens Series has 16 men’s and 12 women’s teams crossing the globe for a total of 18 tournaments over the course of a single season. 2022 will also see the Women’s Rugby World Cup being played in New Zealand, in which 12 teams will take part over 6 weeks. DHL is proud to be the Official Logistics partner and worldwide partner for the tournament. DHL’s commitment to Rugby World Cup 2021 (playing in 2022) further cements our dedication to supporting the women’s game.

As a long-standing supporter of rugby at a global level, DHL Express has also become an Official Partner of the Heineken Champions Cup and European Challenge Cup; competitions which see 39 pro rugby clubs from across Europe take part. There are many initiatives underway, particularly on new digital platforms to build on the enduring success of the Heineken Champions Cup. With overall TV audiences of close to 32 million last season, as well as the enthusiasm of fans, clubs, players and partners involved in EPCR’s (European Professional Club Rugby) tournaments, it’s major event on the global Rugby calendar. The Heineken Cup is the top pro club rugby tournament in the Northern Hemisphere, so, naturally, DHL has also become a partner of the top pro club rugby tournament in the Southern Hemisphere where we are the 2022 naming rights sponsor of the DHL Super Rugby Pacific. The new 12-team competition introduces two new teams, Fijian Drua and Moana Pasifika, who will join the five New Zealand and five Australian sides in what will be an exciting new competition delivered by DHL Express.

DHL’s involvement in these top-level events builds on decades of supporting rugby through partnerships at a club and country level across the globe. British & Irish Lions, Rugby Canada, Germany national rugby union team, Harlequins in England, Munster in Ireland and the DHL Stormers in South Africa are just a handful of many partners carrying our colours. In 2022 we also became the primary name for DHL Stadium located in Cape Town, South Africa. The stadium is home to DHL Stormers and will also host the 7’s Rugby World cup in 2022, of which we are a Global Partner. We’re in the game because we love the game! Our commitment with rugby will enable us to handle every logistical challenge and deliver with the same kind of speed, skill and efficiency that amaze on the pitch.

Rugby

ESL

Power on and play! DHL has been Official Logistics Partner of ESL – the world’s largest esports organizer – since 2018. For over two decades, ESL has impacted the lives of millions of fans by transporting them to extraordinary experiences and always pushing them to become the best in the virtual field. ESL organizes leagues and tournaments for some of the major esports titles such as Dota 2, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO), Clash of Clans and League of Legends: Wild Rift. Such events demand huge deliveries that include nearly 700 tonnes of staging, 900 gaming chairs and over 3,500m2 of screens to venues all over the world. This partnership not only allows us to further expand our presence in esports, but also engages us with a new generation of passionate fans, over 72% of which are between the ages of 16 and 34.

But we want to go one step further and enhance the fan experience in more creative ways. In addition to fun demonstrations of cutting-edge logistics technologies such as EffiBOT, our hands-free logistical support assistant, we’ve created innovative games like our virtual reality “DHL Box Stacker Pro” and mobile game “EffiBOT Dash”. And let’s not forget our newest logistics game: “Smart Speed”!

At live events, or from home via mobile app or social media, gaming and esports fans can compete for prizes while interacting with the DHL brand. Ultimate 5 and Dota2 Adventures are just some of our activations that bring the community together and give the fans the chance to live unforgettable moments. For us, making this emotional connection with esports fans is the perfect way to engage with a huge audience of digital natives with an affinity for e-commerce.

ESL

Fashion

DHL is the fashion and retail industry’s leading global logistics partner. For decades, we have pioneered solutions to meet the needs of designers, retailers, and some of the world’s most glamorous fashion events. As the industry changes, our involvement evolves and crosses physical boundaries. This is why we also support the businesses providing e-commerce strategies to overcome any challenges that may arise and bring their products to the market.

Our speedy international transport has been critical to countless start-ups, shows and openings over the years. Moreover, we extend our approach by being present at every stage of the fashion retail journey, streamlining supply chains, reducing inventory needs and lead times, sourcing materials, advising on local customs regulations and taxation, and even handling quality control in the production process. On top of all this, our global presence provides companies with the opportunity to unleash their innovation to the fullest and explore new and exciting markets around the world.

At DHL we are passionate about fashion, which is why we’re engaged in the industry beyond logistics. With so much talent around the world, we know how important it is to support young designers and sponsor prestigious awards that advocate sustainability within the industry. We made “Positive Fashion” the rallying cry of our fashion-industry partnerships to highlight the growing need of sustainability in fashion’s ever-changing landscape. At DHL we love to be part of each one of their stories, while promoting a positive change in the industry.

Fashion

Gewandhausorchester

The Gewandhausorchester is among the world’s oldest and most prestigious orchestras, as well as the world’s largest traveling orchestra. Some 185 Gewandhausorchester musicians spend a third of their year performing at concert halls around the globe, and DHL is with them every step of the way, keeping the ensemble in rhythm throughout its impressive touring schedule.

As Official Logistics Partner of the Gewandhausorchester since 2009, we ensure secure and on-time transport of 6 tons of vital equipment to each concert venue, including customs clearance formalities and temperature-controlled transport of priceless musical instruments. Music is a way to express passion. A universal language, it touches the hearts of millions of people. We are delighted to collaborate with the Gewandhausorchester to deliver the most memorable events and light up homes with beautiful classical music.

The partnership has seen countless once-in-a-lifetime events, including our “Pop-Up concerts”, “Everyday Heroes”, and “Christmas Concerts” where we shared treasured memories by bringing joy and music directly to the people. Always in tune, always on time and always there for the applause, DHL is proud to be part of the cultural cornerstone that is the Gewandhausorchester.

Gewandhausorchester

BSD

As the world leader in logistics, DHL is proud to partner with Germany’s Bobsleigh, Luge and Skeleton Federation (BSD), the world #1 in bobsleigh. This sport combines raw power, speed, and finesse like no other sport. It sees elite athletes in high-tech sleds barrelling down icy tracks at speeds of up to 150 km/h, withstanding 5Gs of force as they steer the perfect line through breakneck turns. There is no doubt that Team Germany dominates the ice tunnel. If you don’t believe us, the world-class team won 9 of 10 possible gold medals at the last Olympic Winter Games 2022 in Beijing.

As exclusive Logistics Partner, DHL manages the transport of all BSD equipment – 8 tonnes of gear, including 21,000 different pieces – to races across Europe and North America and Asia. We’re thrilled to continue our longstanding partnership with the BSD through to the upcoming races and can’t wait to help “push” Germany’s wintertime speed to new records. As the world's leading logistics group and proud premium partner of BSD, DHL is an important part of this ice-fastic success story.

BSD

Join the Community

Share your insights, save your favourite stories and choose your topics.

Join now!

Latest stories