PLANTATION, Fla., April 17, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- DHL, the world's leading logistics company, announces its sponsorship of the OAR Project (Olympic Atlantic Row), the first ocean rowing attempt on record to cross the North Atlantic from St John's, Newfoundland to Bristol, England continuing through the British Inland Waterways. The 2,000 mile journey will challenge the two ocean rowers to reach London in time for the start of the London 2012 Olympic Games.

As the official logistics partner of the OAR project, DHL will be transporting 'Bojangles', a state of the art ocean rowing boat, from San Francisco, California, to St. John's Newfoundland, Canada, where rowers Andrew Morris and Roz Savage will begin their adventure through the infamous Canadian Grand Banks.

"As a company that is certainly no stranger to achieving monumental challenges for its customers -- particularly those on a global scale -- DHL is proud to sponsor this historic journey for the OAR Project,"
said John Cornish, Sr. Vice President / General Manager -- Western USA.
"We wish these two ocean rowers a safe journey as we track their incredible voyage every step of the way."

The boat has been on display in the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park on Hyde Street Pier since her maiden voyage across the Pacific in 2009. She will enjoy a send-off celebration on April 23 hosted by OAR and the British American Business Council of Northern California at the British Embassy Building, One Sansome in San Francisco, California. Immediately following the ceremony, DHL will carefully transport 'Bojangles' on her 4,500 mile journey to Eastern Canada to hit the water for the next phase of her journey to London.

"We're thrilled to have the support of DHL as a Silver Sponsor and official logistics partner," said Andrew Morris from the OAR Project.

"When we first discussed the idea of rowing Bojangles home to London, the biggest logistical challenge we faced was how to get her from San Francisco to St John's. Bojangles is absolutely essential to the success of the OAR Project, and with DHL on board, I know she will be in safe hands on this leg of her journey."

Battling against the prevailing winds and powerful currents of the North Atlantic, Andrew and Roz will depart by May 14, 2012 from St. John's to endure a grueling routine; rowing two hours on, two hours off, twenty four hours a day. The OAR Project is set to be fully interactive: spectators on both sides of the Atlantic will be able to track the progress as the adventure unfolds via an interactive map available at  The images and stories of the OAR will also be published via social media.