Bolloré Logistics Hungary Ships Racing Boats to the Olympic Games in Rio

August 5th, 2016

Bolloré Logistics Hungary and the Hungarian Canoe Federation teamed up again, this time for the 2016 Summer Olympic Games based in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

On behalf of Hungary’s most successful Olympic Team, Bolloré Logistics shipped the racing canoes and kayaks of the Hungarian and the Slovakian teams.

The shipment was a challenge not only because of its delicacy and importance but also for its dimensions. The 31 boats (some of them 11-meter-long) were fixed to a special trailer and the 14-meter-long trailer was loaded on a freighter aircraft through its nose-door.

Upon its arrival in Rio de Janeiro, this special shipment was delivered to the Lagoa Stadium - a lagoon located in the heart of the city near Copacabana, where all the canoe sprint and rowing events will take place between August 6-20, 2016.

Canoeing is one of 42 Olympic sports that will be represented in Rio 2016. A total of 208 countries and over 11,000 athletes will aim at taking the gold back to their home country.

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