TORONTO, Ont. — The selection of DB Schenker as the official logistics provider of the 2015 Pan Am Games did not give a fair shot to local trucking and logistics providers, one local firm has complained.
In an interview with the Toronto Star, John Flynn, vice-president of sales and marketing for Seneca Transportation and Logistics, said that the selection process was slanted in favour of large multi-national corporations. He said only eight companies were invited to bid on the job and were asked to put up a minimum of $1 million in sponsorships.
“This is a low blow for Ontario-based logistics companies,” Flynn told the Star. “The problem is they just shut everyone out.”
DB Schenker, according to the Star, will offer more than $1 million in in-kind services.
“DB Schenker is owned by the German railroad (Deutsche Bahn) and it has got deep pockets,” Flynn said, adding that “we are in a really slow economy here in Ontario and we are fighting out for survival.”
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