We are specialists in fine art packing & shipping, from homes, galleries and exhibitions. Our comprehensive network of specialist overseas agents allows us to offer all three modes of transport for import and export. We will provide you with a fast and comprehensive recommended quote that takes into account the nature of the item(s), transit time and security. The close relationships forged with our partners abroad ensures all customs formalities are taken care of and are included in your quote.
Fine Art Packing & Shipping by Road
We combine the use of our own vehicles and specialist art handling partners to ensure the right vehicle is used for the job. Running alongside our industry standard Art Handling Vehicles, we also offer climate controlled and bullet proof vehicles which can be organised upon request. In terms of service, we operate a weekly part-load and groupage to mainland Europe. For shipments a little closer to home we run a two man team for all London collection and delivery. If time is of particular importance, our dedicated service can reach most parts of Europe within two days.
Shipping via Air
We offer three types of air freight service. Our preferred rates with all major courier companies allow us to pass on a cost effective price for those deliveries that need a fast and urgent flight.
Our commercial air freight service is most common, proving responsive and readily available.
Generally governed by size our Freighter service looks after oversized shipments commercial airlines can’t accept.
All rates are monitored with the airlines on a monthly basis to ensure we are passing on the best prices to you. Don’t worry if you’re not sure, our experienced team will identify the most suitable service, unless otherwise advised.
Packing & Shipping via Seafreight
If time isn’t a priority Sea Freight can often prove a viable and cost effective alternative, particularly on large volume shipments. We can offer FCL (Full container Loads), LCL (Less Container Loads) and breakbulk (Any individual items). Keep an eye on our news feed for Groupage Schedules and updates.
Our team of trained technicians have years of experience in handling high end high value objects and artwork. We pride ourselves on getting the job done right first time. There is no finer example of this than on collection and delivery. All quotes are estimated to door however, we understand this isn’t always enough. Upon request we can organise delivery inside the premises, unpacking and unwrapping, placement of goods and removal of waste, the FULL white glove service. Simply provide us with any special instructions for collection and delivery and we will do the rest.
Casemaking and Packing
Being responsible for the transportation of your high value items, we recognise the need to pack and crate well. Our in-house case making facility help us to confirm the dimensions of the piece(s) and construct a case suitable for its chosen mode of transport. Our industry standard cases are made out of 4mm waterproof paper lined plywood with a 2 inch foam line, solid base and runners on the bottom to enable fork lift or pallet truck access. T-Bars and Apex frames can be fitted for those items needing to be hung or reinforced making the journey as safe as possible and provide you with peace of mind safe in the knowledge your goods have the best protection possible. In addition to crating in-house, there may be occasions the case needs to be delivered to site. Simply let us know the dimensions and weight of the piece and we can bring this to you.
At request, we can provide an, “All Risks” insurance giving you added peace of mind in the event of any unforeseen accident whilst in transit.