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WTC Logistics and ChartCo announced as newest Clipper Race partners

by Grace Kitching 29 Jun 04:00 PDT
WTC Logistics and ChartCo announced as newest Clipper Race partners © imagecomms

Clipper Round the World Yacht Race has today revealed two British brands that will be partnering with its 2019-20 edition; WTC Logistics will be making its debut as Logistics Partner with a Team entry too, and ChartCo is returning as Official Supplier and in doing so, has extended the partnership into its second decade.

WTC Logistics, which has offices across the UK, USA and China, is a forward-thinking Import and Export Consolidator and Full-Load Carrier, who operates via air, sea and road. It has been announced that its team entry, WTC Logistics, will be led by British Skipper Mark Burkes. On leading the WTC Logistics team, Mark says, "I am very excited to work with WTC Logistics, a Team Partner whose business is all about making things happen all over the world. I can't wait to see our boat be branded. It's going to look fantastic and the crew will be proud to represent WTC Logistics as we race around the globe."

For its inaugural campaign with the Clipper Race, WTC Logistics will ensure that the four containers, packed with supplies, tools, and equipment, reach each of the stopovers ahead of the fleets arrival. A race in itself, the year-long movement of containers to destinations in six different continents would not be possible without WTC Logistics' extensive knowledge in project, supply chain management and its hands-on management structure.

Operations Director Anthony Clarke said: "WTC Logistics is very proud to have been chosen as the appointed logistics provider to such an iconic and prestigious event as the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race.

"Working with the Clipper Race enables us to showcase our in depth knowledge and expertise as one of the leading project management logistics companies. And it will allow us to utilise our 20 offices and worldwide partners to deliver such a historic race. We are excited with this new challenge in our WTC history and are looking forward to working with the Clipper Race team and global partners in what will be another exciting chapter in the lives of all taking part in this inspiring event. To dream is to do."

Global fore-runner in digital navigation and voyage compliance ChartCo returns for its sixth consecutive edition as Official Nautical Chart Services Supplier.

ChartCo's market-leading navigation solutions meet the needs of the most demanding navigational passages. During the eleven month 40,000 nautical mile Clipper Race circumnavigation ChartCo will support the eleven strong fleet of Clipper 70s with global paper charts, piloting books and technical publications, as well as experienced compliance services.

Martin Taylor, CEO of ChartCo, on the announcement said: "We're very excited to continue our role as official supplier in the Clipper 2019-20 Round the World Yacht Race. To partner once again with this fantastic event, where ordinary people take on the extraordinary challenge of sailing around the world. It's a true test of endurance for participants, and we're proud to help keep them safe along the way."

ChartCo strives to help ensure that their users global compliance, navigation, safety and environmental needs are met; Transforming the industry by simplifying life for those onboard.

Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, Clipper Race Founder and Chairman, said: "Our long standing partnership with ChartCo demonstrates that its industry-leading products and services continue to evolve and meet the demands and development of a global yacht race on the scale such as the Clipper Race."

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