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100 cuadros (No. 5048110)

100 cuadros

Item length [m]:

30

Item width [m]:

40

Item height [m]:

50

Total weight [kg]:

90.00

Dimensions are approximate

Distance: 507.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Colombia, Distrito Capital De Bogotá, Bogotá

9 Sep 2019

Delivery address and date

Colombia, Buenaventura, Buenaventura

9 Oct 2019


Art transportation

Art shipping is sometimes difficult and ought to be thought through carefully before any preparations are made. First of all, every branch of art (sometimes every piece) requires its own ways of securing for transportation. The art category is very varied, you will find there a huge variety of things from drawings and engravings to pottery, art installations and much more.

Art is almost always very delicate and is prone to damages. What’s more many art pieces are unconventional in shape and size, so shipping it via courier is out of the question. And lastly art is a costly cargo, so it’s crucial to choose a reliable transport provider and the safest way of preparing the art for shipping. That again exclude post office as well as most couriers – services where you don’t get to speak to the person who is going to be directly responsible for shipping your cargo.

Art is what we consider delicate cargo. You should remember to place ”fragile” sticker on the box, to make sure that the transport provider know to be especially gentle when transporting it. While preparing an art piece for shipment you will encounter a problem of packaging. When you buy something from a store you receive an original box which in the future you can use to for transportation (e.g. that is often seen for electronics). However when it comes to art you don’t have any original packaging – you have to secure it on your own.

What is the best way to secure art for shipment? It varies depending on what piece you wish to transport. With sculptures and pottery it is crucial to select a cardboard that could fit it. The cardbard cannot be much bigger than the load – any empty space left between the cardboard and the load may lead to damaging the load during shipment. If the shipped art piece have any removable elements, you should make sure to ship them on their own. Enclose every part of the art in bubble wrap and carefully place the cargo in the box. If there is some empty space left in the box, fill it with some bubble foil or Styrofoam. Remember to put a “fragile” sticker on the top and on the side of the box.

Preparing a painting for transportation will require a different approach. You can buy boxes dedicated for transporting paintings – with such box your painting should be secured during shipment – if you remember to fill the space that is left in the box with some cloths and Styrofoam to cushion any tremors during shipment. In case you do not possess a box like that, you can ship a painting without it, enclosed in bubble wrap or stretch foil. As long as you don’t forget that the bubble foil or stretch foil shouldn’t be in contact with the painted side of the cargo. To ensure that won’t happen wrap the cargo in some softer 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 transported upward. With every piece of art make sure your load won’t tip over during shipment or that some other load won’t bump into it in case of such event as a sudden turn.