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Transportation with assistance in loading and unloading

Dimensions are approximate

Distance: 1021.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Poland, Lower Silesian Voivodeship, Wrocław

3 Feb 2020

Delivery address and date

Latvia, Liwonia, Riga

4 Feb 2020

Art transportation

Art transportation can be difficult and have to be planned precisely before any preparations are made. First of all, every field of art (in some cases every piece) needs its own ways of preparing for transportation. The art section is really varied, you may find there a huge collection of items from paintings and engravings to pottery, art installations and much more.

Art is usually really delicate and is prone to damages. What’s more most of the art pieces are unconventional in shape and size, therefore transporting it via courier is out of the question. Finaly art is a costly cargo, so it’s crucial to find a reliable hauler and the safest way of preparing the art for shipping. That excludes post office and most couriers – services where you cannot work out the details of the transportation with the person who is going to be the one shipping your load.

Art is thought of as delicate cargo. You must remember to place such sign on the box, so that the transport provider is extra gentle when shipping it. When securing a piece of art for transportation you will encounter an issue of packaging. When you buy something in a store you get an original box which in the future you can use to for transportation (e.g. that is often seen for electronics). But when it comes to art you don’t have any original packaging – you have to take care of it by yourself.

What is the safest way to pack art for shipment? It depends on a piece you wish to transport. When it comes to sculptures or pottery it is crucial to find a cardboard that could fit it. The cardbard cannot be much bigger than the load – any room left between the box and the art can be the cause of damaging the art during transportation. If the art piece you are transporting have any removable elements, make sure to transport them on their own. Enclose the whole piece in bubble wrap and gently place it in the cardboard. If there is any space left between the load and the cardboard, fill it with more bubble wrap or Styrofoam. Remember to place a “fragile” sticker on the top as well as on the side of the cardboard.

Preparing a painting for transportation will look a little different. There are boxes dedicated for painting transportation – with such box your painting will be safe during transportation – if you don’t forget to fill the empty space with some cloths and Styrofoam to cushion any vibrations on the road. If you don’t have a box like that, you can ship a painting without it, enclosed in bubble foil and stretch foil. As long as you remember that the bubble wrap or stretch foil shouldn’t be in contact with the painted side of the cargo. To avoid that enclose the cargo in some softer material (a piece of cotton fabric like a bed sheet) before wrapping it in bubble wrap.

When it comes to placing the load in a shipping vehicle, a painting should be shipped vertically. With every piece of art make sure that the cargo won’t fall over during shipment and that some other load won’t bump into it in case of such event as a sudden turn.