DHL transports equipment for Formula E finale in US
July 15, 2019: While the Formula E finale in the USA was electrifying, it was DHL, as a founding and global logistics partner, that handled the entire logistics process, as it does for all races.
ABB FIA Formula E celebrated its season finale in New York City on July 13 and 14, 2019 with a double header, in other words, two races in one weekend. The championship was wrapped up with Frenchman Jean-Eric Vergne becoming the first driver to successfully defend the Formula E title as a seventh-placed finish in the final race of the 2018-19 season.
DHL handled the transportation of all the equipment to the city circuit at the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal, including the racing cars and batteries as well as marketing, technical and hospitality equipment.
"In motorsport, Formula E represents a combination of innovation and technological progress with the goal of delivering top performance - just as we at DHL do in logistics," said John Pearson, CEO of DHL Express. "We are proud of our contribution to ensuring that Formula E, even in its fifth season, continues to provide top-notch excitement and entertainment right up until the last weekend."
As part of a joint environmental initiative, in the run-up to the race weekend, DHL and Formula E staff also collected plastic waste along the Hudson River.
The local Riverkeeper organisation is a partner of the initiative and aims to preserve the Hudson River as an important natural environment and local recreation area. A New York artist will subsequently use the collected waste to create an art object that creatively represents DHL's commitment to contributing to a sustainable future. The work of art will, at a later date, be presented to the public.
"I'm very proud of our employees, who have shown great commitment in volunteering to help clear the Hudson River of waste. This is a way for us to give something back to the people of this city, which has repeatedly hosted Formula E," said Pearson, adding, "moreover, the initiative is not only intended to emphasise the high sustainability factor of Formula E, it is also an example of our aspiration to be a pioneer in the area of green logistics."