Expo 2020 Dubai has chosen leading global logistics firm UPS (NYSE: UPS) to handle the logistics operations for World Expo 2020 Dubai, which is expected to attract millions of visitors between its opening day on October 20, 2020 through April 10, 2021.
With more than 180 countries expected to participate and hundreds of thousands of visitors on peak days, the Expo will be one the most complex logistics projects UPS has tackled, the company said in a statement.
As Official Logistics Partner, UPS will provide more than 27,000 square meters of warehouse space, equivalent to four soccer fields, and a team of 1,000 employees during the Expo. The team will rely on expertise as logistics sponsor in the 2012 Olympic Games in London and the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing.
The partnership agreement was signed by his Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Expo 2020 Dubai Higher Committee, and Jean-Francois Condamine, UPS President.