Correos and Unipublic, organiser of La Vuelta, have reached a new agreement making Correos the Official Logistics Operator of La Vuelta 22. This means that, for the third consecutive year, Correos will be responsible for transporting the key infrastructures of the 77th edition of the Spanish Tour, to be held from the 19th of August to the 11th of September2022 – an enormous logistical challenge.
Correos will move over 400 tonnes of materials required so that the race can take place without logistical complicationsin each of its 42 headquarters (21 departures and 21 finish-lines), including the venues outside of Spanish territory, such as Utrecht in the Netherlands.
The company continues to adapt its capacity in order to become a benchmark global logistics operator for companies, and to help promote its internationalisation. With its participation as the logistics operator in the cycling race, Correos reflects its own internationalisation strategy, thanks to which it is already present in Portugal and China, offering air cargo transport services through ‘Correos Cargo’ line.
As the Official Logistics Operator, Correos will make 30 towing vehicles and 19 platforms available to Unipublic in order to travel over 3,280 kilometres carrying the materials necessary to hold the race. Among these materials are thefinish-line’s mobile infrastructures such as the podium, the Press Room (inflatable tent measuring 375 m2 installed at high altitudes), the signature podium, the anti-doping and catering truck, among others. Out of all these materials, four trailers will be assigned to cover the logistics of the three first stages in Holland.
Besides being the official logistics operator, Correos will also be a main partner of La Vuelta 22 by sponsoring the Team Classification that rewards the leading team in the general classification each day. This ranking is obtained by addingthe top 3 individual times of each team’s riders, the winner being the team with the lowest total time.
Each stage’s best team will be presented with their award at the signature podium the following day prior to the stagedeparture. Likewise, the team leading the general classification will wear a red jersey featuring the Correos logo, todraw attention to its members.
With this collaboration, Correos and Unipublic are renewing the partnership established in 2020 wherebyCorreos became La Vuelta’s Official Logistics Operator.
This renewed partnership will also be visible this year at each stage’s Parque Vuelta where a Correos tent will be located, featuring a quiz consisting of two roulettes and questions about Correos (Correos Market, Correos Frío, Sustainability, Correos’ Logistical Challenge in La Vuelta, etc.) – it’s objective being to raise awareness about the company’s products, services and actions.
Among them, it is worth highlighting their integral logistics, which include the storage of products, the preparation ofshipments, the added value operations, the country’s largest distribution network, online sales without commissionsthrough Correos Market, Correos Frío, personalised business consultants and End to End solutions through Correos Cargo.
Correos, thus, makes the most of the opportunity to participate in La Vuelta by showing their support and commitment to Spanish companies.