Some of the greatest moments on earth - delivered with passion

DHL is the specialist for delivering global events around the world. As Official Logistics Partner, we are proudly committed to our partners and dedicated to offering innovative solutions for complex logistics challenges in the sports, arts and culture arenas. Such world-class events enhance the profile of our brand and provide an excellent platform for people to experience DHL logistics “live”.

BTHVN on Tour - Orchestrated by DHL

Beethoven’s 250th birthday and DHL’s 50th anniversary - Time to celebrate with a
once-in-a-lifetime world tour.

Upcoming world-class events – delivered by DHL



Mar 31, 2020   –   Apr 4, 2020

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia




Apr 3, 2020   –   Apr 5, 2020

World Rugby Sevens Series (Men’s & Women's)

Hong Kong



Apr 11, 2020   –   Apr 12, 2020

World Rugby Sevens Series (Men’s)




May 2, 2020   –   May 3, 2020

World Rugby Sevens Series (Women's)




May 2, 2020   –   May 5, 2020

Beirut Fashion Week



May 3, 2020   –   May 5, 2020




May 11, 2020   –   May 17, 2020

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australi




May 17, 2020

Le Mans

Circuit Bugatti



May 21, 2020   –   May 24, 2020

ESL One Rio de Janeiro 2020

Jeunesse Arena



May 23, 2020


Nürburgring Nordschleife

Formula 1®

Few sports conjure up the heady mix of speed, glamour and verve as intensively as Formula 1 – the world’s premier motorsports series. Since its inaugural race in 1950, the allure of seeing the most highly skilled drivers in the world reach record-breaking speeds has thrilled fans across the globe, from Britain to Bahrain and from Mexico to Malaysia.

As Official Logistics Partner of Formula 1, DHL draws on over 35 years’ experience handling complex, time-critical, international motorsports logistics. In the countdown to each race, we criss-cross the globe enabling not only the delivery of the precious cars themselves but thousands of litres of fuel as well as essential event equipment and infrastructure.

The Formula 1 freight travels by land, sea and air, filling no less than six Boeing 747 cargo planes for each so called “fly-away” race outside of Europe, where most of the teams are still based.

Formula 1®


MotoGP™ is the world’s premier motorcycle racing championship. Each year thousands of fans watch the top riders on the planet race state-of-the-art, purpose-built racing motorcycles designed only for professional use on the circuit. Since the series began in 1949, MotoGP™ has visited locations the world over, establishing a passionate international fan base in fourteen countries and four continents, from Australia to Argentina and Malaysia to Spain.

A championship of this scale requires masterful logistics and planning. As Official Logistics Partner, DHL manages the logistics for MotoGP™, Moto2™ and Moto3™, working closely with Dorna Sports, and the various teams and suppliers. We provide a range of services for MotoGP™, covering everything from freight transportation by air, ocean, rail, and road to urgent express deliveries overnight.

The finely-tuned racing bikes require specialist care and temperature-controlled transportation, but we also handle other essential team equipment with equal attention to detail, be it tyres, tools and spare parts or the pit box interior.


ABB FIA Formula E

Combining the dash and panache of motorsports with ground-breaking green credentials, the FIA Formula E Championship is the world’s first fully electric car-racing series. Launched in 2014, this riveting race series sees drivers compete in innovative, single-seater, open-wheel cars which are exclusively battery-powered.

As a Founding Partner and Official Logistics Partner, DHL instinctively understood Formula E’s vision from the start. Both Formula E and DHL are committed to driving progress in sustainability and e-mobility and both share a pioneering spirit - something deeply ingrained in DHL’s DNA. Just as Formula E breaks new ground on the race track by running environmentally sustainable vehicles, DHL was the first global logistics company to set an ambitious climate protection goal: to optimize its carbon efficiency by 30% by the year 2020.

As Official Logistics Partner, DHL is responsible for all logistical moves for the 11 competing teams and Formula E’s travelling infrastructure. To deliver Formula E around the world as efficiently as possible, whilst also minimizing the Championship’s carbon footprint, DHL has designed a specially tailored multi-modal approach, complementing air transport with rail, road and sea routes.

ABB FIA Formula E


Taking 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 with races staged in Europe, South America, Africa and Asia. Drivers compete both on specially designed circuits and street tracks.

In order for each event to run smoothly, a complex, far-reaching range of logistics need to be managed. Precise planning, fast decision making and reliable delivery are vital and from the start the series’ organizers reached out to DHL to manage the ‘race behind the race’.



The FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) is where some of the world’s most outstanding drivers defy the odds to compete a battle of endurance. Racing for between six and 24 hours, drivers relay the world’s fastest cars around iconic race courses from Silverstone and Nürburgring to Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez and Le Mans.

Recognizing DHL’s longstanding experience and expertise in the area of motorsports logistics, WEC appointed DHL exclusive Logistics Partner shortly after the series was launched in 2012. The partnership with WEC is the perfect showcase for our professional logistics capabilities, as the range of services we deliver to the Championship organizers and teams very much reflects what we do for everyday customers.

Our role includes booking of planes and managing customs clearance of freight whether it’s travelling by air, ground or sea. We work with the teams to ensure precision of export and import documentation which is vital to ensure smooth on-time delivery and we also prepare load-plans, provide packing materials and handle ad-hoc shipments.


FC Bayern

With more than quarter of a million Fan Club members, FC Bayern München’s global fan audience is ever-increasing and so it is little surprise that they have chosen DHL as their international logistics and full-service e-commerce partner since 2014.

Bringing international expertise and renowned efficiency, DHL plays a significant role in the club’s daily life, from transporting team equipment for away games, training camps and summer tours to ensuring FC Bayern München merchandise is reliably delivered to its followers around the world.

In 2015, DHL helped launch an exclusive flagship e-commerce store for FC Bayern München’s Chinese fans through China’s Tmall Global retail website. Providing state-of-the-art, full-service e-commerce support, DHL helped develop and manage the web-shop platform as well as providing product listing, order management, fulfilment of orders, local distribution and returns and local customer service.

FC Bayern

Manchester United

When it comes to recognisable global brands, they don’t come much bigger than Manchester United. Established in 1878, the world-famous football club has won more than 50 major titles and has more fans than any other club in the world with over 659 million supporters.

As Official Logistics Partner, DHL’s partnership with Manchester United brings together two globally recognized brands and we are enormously proud of our successful relationship. The partnership also allows DHL to bring the Manchester United brand into core business areas and promote DHL’s growth in every market, where the Manchester United following is very strong.

Throughout the 2018/19 season, DHL are once again harnessing this global passion and uniting fans regardless of their location, by creating opportunities for fans to play a match with one football which is continuously touring the world. The UNITED. DELIVERED. Global Football Tour officially commenced at Old Trafford with players sending the ball on its journey worldwide.

Manchester United


For many decades, DHL has supported the delivery of rugby to the world through global partnerships with Rugby World Cup and HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series plus partnerships with teams such as Stormers in South Africa, Harlequins in England, Rugby Canada and the Ireland Rugby Football Union, to name a few.

Rugby World Cup is the world's pinnacle rugby event which sees the most elite rugby athletes globally come together every four years to play for the ultimate trophy in world rugby. The event hosts 20 national teams playing 48 matches over 6 weeks - which makes for the ultimate logistics challenge. Japan will host the next Rugby World Cup in 2019. As the Official Logistics Partner and with speed, teamwork and Good Hands on our side, DHL uses our logistics services to ensure the event is delivered masterfully to players, fans, media and sponsors.

HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series is rapidly becoming the must-see event for audiences around the globe. During the course of 13 thrilling international tournaments, 16 national men's teams and 12 national women's teams compete to accumulate points at every event. The men's and women's teams which achieve the most points throughout the Series are awarded the respective Series trophy at the final tournament of each season. As the Official Logistics Partner for the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series, the tournaments are in Good Hands as DHL supports the delivery of the Series as it criss-crosses the globe.



As the global partner of ESL One, DHL is expanding its presence in the esports market. This segment is growing exponentially with millions of fans and active players, reaching the important target group of digital natives with tailored brand messages. Whether it be real-time strategy games such as Dota 2 or tactical shooters such as CS:GO, esports provide viewers with first-class entertainment while demanding a very high level of concentration, speed, tactical skill and teamwork skills from the players. As part of its activities ESL organizes tournaments in all the popular esports disciplines, which are broadcast all over the world via various platforms.

With this new collaboration, DHL is adding a sport that is not only growing rapidly around the world but that also delivers top entertainment value and enjoys a high level of fan involvement, to a series of partnerships, some of them longstanding, in the areas of sport, culture and lifestyle. The demands placed on the players are immense, and to reach the top of their game they require extreme concentration, speed, tactical skill and teamwork skills. The high-paced nature of the games means that just a fraction of a second can be the difference between victory and defeat. And it is precisely this combination of speed and excitement that keeps so many viewers hooked.



As the fashion and retail industry’s leading global Logistics Partner, DHL ensures that every stage of the fashion retail journey runs smoothly, from sourcing materials to international delivery, including expert advice on local customs regulations and taxation. Our tailored portfolio also includes services such as quality control over stitching, steaming and packaging.

Working in partnership with key fashion organizations across the globe, such as The British Fashion Council, Council of Fashion Designers of America, Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana, the Japan Fashion Week Organization and IMG, DHL provides tailored initiatives to help fashion businesses streamline their international logistics and grow their business in new markets.

DHL plays an important part enabling major industry events around the world, including Fashion Weeks in London, Milan, Berlin, Sydney, Tokyo and Moscow, where designer collections are presented to buyers and international media as well as, increasingly, the end consumer.



Based in Leipzig, Germany, the orchestra has been a byword for world-class music for over 250 years. It has premiered works of some of the most famous composers in history including Schumann, Schubert and Wagner and has been led by an illustrious list of renowned conductors from Felix Mendelssohn and Wilhelm Furtwängler to Riccardo Chailly and the current leader – Andris Nelsons.

The Gewandhausorchester’s fame has spread partly through its impressive touring schedule. As the world’s largest travelling orchestra, the musicians spend approximately one third of the year on the road and so it was perhaps inevitable that they would need logistics support and expertise.

DHL first began working with the Gewandhausorchester in 2005 and became their Official Logistics Partner in 2009. The two companies share many common values and are a perfect match geographically. Leipzig is not only a city with an eminent musical heritage but also home to DHL’s major European hub. With no less than 185 virtuoso musicians in the orchestra, every year there are 100 world-class performances at some of the most famous concert halls around the globe from La Scala in Milan to New York’s Carnegie Hall


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