WACO members came together to tackle supply chain constraints across six nations and two continents to deliver a logistics victory at the recent FIFA Arab Cup event.
WACO members, headed by Dimotrans Group, combined collective expertise and experience to ensure the successful delivery of 600 tonnes of tournament equipment in time for the sporting event in Doha, Qatar.
The combined project required WACO members to organise 100 sea freight containers and 200 tonnes of airfreight formed of three charter flights for 100 tonnes and the rest moved by regular scheduled flights.
“It took representatives from Qatar, France, UK, Germany, Belgium, and The Netherlands to make this international sporting occasion a success,” said Eric Abballe, Events Manager, Dimotrans.
“A major challenge was to coordinate local operations and international transport from multiple countries to such a strict deadline, which was further complicated by ongoing capacity struggles across airlines and shipping lines.
“As a member of WACO, we were able to call on our partners across the network to navigate the tight market conditions and ensure the diverse cargoes were transported safely, in full, and on time.”
The cargo consisted of items such as exhibition demonstration material, assorted furniture, display stands, and other construction items required for large-scale tournaments.
“This project highlights both the benefit of being a WACO member and the effectiveness of The WACO System combining local knowledge, multinational collaboration, and diverse expertise to deliver for a world-class event,” said Richard Charles, Chief Executive Officer, WACO.
The work put in by the WACO members will continue to show its worth into 2022 as Qatar hosts the FIFA World Cup.
“The local process in Qatar has been very well and vigorously conducted by the Bin Yousef team, in very close collaboration with our French customer, to finally make it a success,” said Bin Yousef Qatar, one of the key WACO members in the operation.
“The stadiums looked stunning, the organisation was on point, and Qatar has shown the world it will be ready to host the most-watched sporting event on the planet in 2022.
“Thanks to the sterling work of our project teams and all valued stakeholders involved in this project, we have shown yet again that we are ready to deliver the best to a memorable edition of the FIFA World Cup.”