03 June 2019
Container handler DP World Antwerp signed for two seasons as the name sponsor of the women's team of basketball top club Antwerp Giants. The women's team, henceforth "DP World Giants", will be competing in Top Division Women 1, the Belgian first class in women's basketball.
Rob Harrison CEO of DP World Antwerp: “The port has had a strong bond with basketball for years. As a major player in the port, the sponsorship of the Antwerp Giants women's team is an ideal match for DP World Antwerp." DP World is committed to sportiness: at the beginning of this year, the container handler organized a sport and health game for employees. The company participates in the Antwerp 10 Miles every year and has been a loyal sponsor of the Antwerp Giants basketball club for many years. Harrison: "The sponsorship of the women's team is the ultimate opportunity for us to consolidate our strong connection with basketball and provides a perfect interpretation of core values such as sports, local anchoring and women's empowerment." DP World is strongly committed to this last theme in its CSR strategy. “We believe in the added value of women in the workplace and try to make something move in the traditional male dominated port sector with a number of initiatives under the name“ DPWorld4Women ”, for example with a coaching program callled #MentorHer. The name sponsorship of the Antwerp Giants women's team is a strong signal. We look forward to this top sporting commitment. ”
"With DP World Antwerp as a name sponsor, our women's team can profile itself with a completely unique identity," said Roger Roels, chairman of Antwerp Giants. “This is a step forward in the further development of our club. We are very excited that we can take this step with DP World Antwerp, we could not have wished for a better partner. Their core values correspond perfectly with those of Antwerp Giants and they have a heart for basketball. ”Antwerp Giants team manager Inge Lenders is also positive about the new partnership. “We learned a lot from our first, exploratory season in Top Division Women 1. With the insight we gained last season, both on a sports and professional level, we are better prepared for next season. We have great faith in the collaboration with DP World Antwerp! ”