Sports Logistics: Ensuring that the game is on


Planning, coordination, teamwork, commitment, courage, technical skill and a passion for success – these are all key to sporting success. GAC Qatar takes those same qualities and applies them to our specialist sports logistics services to meet the challenging demands of any sport events.

Logistics for sport events is a highly specialised field that requires extensive network, expertise, geographical presence near venues and time-definite execution. We understand the need to have equipment and ancillary materials on site, on time, every time and we have the global network with dedicated specialists to handle your international freight movement in thousands of locations worldwide.

From racing cars and sports equipment to athletes’ villages

There is more to sports logistics than getting hurdles to the track or skis to the piste. GAC Qatar also lends our muscle to delivering infrastructure development and support for events, including large scale sports venue management, handling delicate broadcast equipment, setting up athletes’ villages, customs control and even moving an entire temporary airport terminal.

We also have the integrated multimodal logistics expertise and resources to support event organisers and their partners/sponsors, as well as the competing teams and broadcasting, hospitality and merchandising companies.

As your strategic partner, we strive to help you optimise time and cost efficiency. GAC Qatar is one of the top three customs clearance agents in the country with an in-house team of experienced agents to clear your goods efficiently. Our dedicated events logistics team will put together a bespoke, integrated service package to meet your every need, from handling the freight forwarding of cargo to/from origin and destination to transporting them on-site or to our 90,000m² open yard and 30,000m² covered warehouse for storage.

Our flexible and integrated portfolio of sports logistics services include:

  • Freight forwarding
  • Customs clearance
  • Warehousing and distribution
  • Multimodal transport solutions
  • On-site logistics support
  • Route counselling and planning
  • Event coordination and scheduling
  • Cargo insurance
  • Value added services such as kitting
  • Professional survey
  • Venue logistics

Proven track record

Time-definite logistics contributes to the success of every event. GAC Qatar is a leader in sports logistics, having been the Official Logistics Partner for the Doha Asian Games in 2006, Pan Arab Games in 2011 and the World Athletics Championship in 2019. The company was also appointed as the Logistics Provider to Losail Circuit Sports Club (LCSC) for over ten years, delivering efficient and seamless logistics solutions to the Club and the various international motorsport events hosted at the Circuit from 2004 to 2016. In 2021, it was once again appointed as the Third Party Logistics Partner for LCSC, charged with handling the logistics for the 2021 season.

The GAC Group network has also handled the logistics for a wide range of sports clients including the organisers and suppliers for the 2019 Special Olympics World Games in Abu Dhabi, Formula 1 motor racing in Europe and South America, the FINA World Swimming Championships in China, the 2010 Football World Cup in South Africa, the Federation Internationale de Ski World Cup and the US Open tennis tournament, as well as teams in MotoGP, A1 Grand Prix, World RallyCross Championships.

Our yachting logistics experts at GAC Pindar have been entrusted with some of the world’s biggest sailing events, as the official logistics provider for World Sailing, the Extreme Sailing Series, the World Match Racing, the M32 Series and the Volvo Ocean Race.

Our passion for sports is reflected by our extensive sports sponsorship programme, as well as support for a wide range of local athletes and teams including the Doha Pearl Academy and Wanderers Qatar.