1 cuadro (No. 5635707)

Item length [m]:

2100

Item width [m]:

1600

Item height [m]:

100

Total weight [kg]:

12.00

Type of service:

Transportation only

Safety instructions:

las pinturas están embaladas en cajas de madera

Packaging description:

painting

What is your budget? [€]:

3000

Distance: 2007.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Spain, Andalucía, Estepona

21 Feb 2020

Delivery address and date

Switzerland, Canton Of Bern, Saanen

26 Feb 2020


Art transportation

Art shipping can be difficult and therefore ought to be thought through precisely before first preparations are made. First of all, every branch of art (sometimes every piece) requires different ways of securing for shipment. The art category is really varied, you can find there a wide array of items from drawings or engravings to sculptures, art installations and so on.

Art is usually really fragile and can be easily damaged. Other than that many art pieces are atypical in shape and size, therefore transporting it via post office is out of the question. And lastly art is a costly load, so it’s very important to find a trustworthy transport provider and the best way of securing the art for shipping. That again exclude post office and most couriers – companies where you don’t get to speak to the person who will be the one transporting your cargo.

Art is what we consider fragile load. You must put ”fragile” sticker on the package, to make sure that the hauler is especially careful when transporting it. When preparing an art piece for shipment there is a problem of packing the cargo. When you buy something in a store you receive an original box that can be used for shipping the item in the future (for example that goes for household appliances). However with art you don’t have any original packaging – you need to take care of it by yourself.

How to choose the best way to secure art for shipment? It depends on a piece you want to transport. With sculptures and pottery it’s important to select a cardboard that will be able to fit it. The box cannot be much bigger than the load – any room left between the box and the load may lead to destroying the art during transportation. If the shipped art piece have any removable elements, remember to ship them on their own. Wrap every part of the art in bubble foil and gently put the cargo in the box. If there is some empty space left in the box, fill it with more bubble foil or pieces of cloth. Remember to place a ”delicate” sticker both on the top and on the side of the cardboard.

Securing a painting for transportation will look a little different. There are special boxes for shipping paintings – with one of those, your painting will be safe during shipment – just don’t forget to fill the empty space with some cloths and Styrofoam to cushion any tremors during shipment. If you do not possess such box, you may transport a painting without it, wrapped in bubble wrap or stretch foil. As long as you remember that the bubble foil or stretch foil shouldn’t come into contact with the painted side of your load. To ensure that won’t happen enclose the cargo in some softer material (some cotton fabric or even a bed sheet) prior to enclosing it in bubble wrap.

As for placing the load in a car, a painting should be transported vertically. With both paintings and sculptures make sure that the cargo won’t fall over during transportation or that nothing will bump into it during for example a sudden turn.