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Type of service:

Transportation with assistance in loading and unloading

Safety instructions:

La caja tiene que ser de madera

Packaging description:

Papel burbuja

Dimensions are approximate

Distance: 1540.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Spain, Catalonia, Barcelona

18 Oct 2019

Delivery address and date

Netherlands, Noord-Holland, Amsterdam

22 Oct 2019

Art transportation

Art transportation can be difficult and therefore should be thought through carefully before first arrangements are made. Firstly, every branch of art (in some cases every piece) needs its own ways of securing for shipment. The art section is quite varied, you may find there a huge variety of things from paintings or engravings to pottery, art installations and so on.

Art is almost always very breakable and is prone to damages. Moreover most of the art pieces are unconventional in shape and dimensions, so transporting it via courier often not an option. And lastly art is an expensive cargo, so it’s crucial to select a professional transport provider and the safest way of preparing the art for shipping. That again exclude post office and most couriers – companies where you don’t get to speak to the person who is going to be directly responsible for shipping your cargo.

Art is thought of as fragile cargo. You should remember to place such tag on the package, so that the hauler is extra gentle when transporting it. When preparing an art piece for transportation you will encounter an issue of packing the cargo. When you buy something in a store you receive an original box which in the future you can use to for transportation (for example that is often seen for electronics). However with art there is no original packaging – you need to take care of it on your own.

What is the best way to secure art for transportation? It varies depending on what piece of art you wish to transport. With sculptures and pottery it’s important to select a cardboard that could fit it. The cardbard shouldn’t be too big – any room left between the box and the load may lead to destroying the cargo during shipment. If the art piece you are transporting have any removable elements, make sure to transport them on their own. Wrap every part of the art in bubble foil and carefully place it in the cardboard. If there is some empty space left between the load and the cardboard, fill it with more bubble foil or pieces of cloth. Don’t forget to place a “fragile” sign on the top as well as on the side of the box.

Securing a painting for shipment will require a different approach. There are boxes dedicated for shipping paintings – if you have one of those, your painting will be safe during transportation – just remember to fill the space that is left in the box with some cloths and Styrofoam to absorb any tremors on the road. In case you do not possess a box like that, you can ship a painting without a box, enclosed in bubble wrap or stretch foil. As long as you don’t forget that the bubble wrap and stretch foil shouldn’t come into contact with the painted side of the cargo. To ensure that won’t happen enclose the painting in some soft material (some cotton fabric or even a bed sheet) prior to wrapping it in bubble wrap.

When it comes to putting the load in a car, a painting should be shipped vertically. With every piece of art make sure that the cargo will not be able to fall over during shipment or that some other load won’t bump into it in case of for example a sudden turn.