4 cuadros (No. 5633743)

4 cuadros

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Type of service:

Transportation with assistance in loading and unloading

Dimensions are approximate

Distance: 533.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Spain, Comunidad De Madrid, Madrid

2 Nov 2020

Delivery address and date

Spain, Andalusia, Seville

16 Nov 2020

Art transportation

Art transportation is sometimes difficult and therefore have to be planned carefully before any arrangements are made. For one, every branch of art (sometimes every piece) needs different ways of securing for shipment. The art section is very diverse, you can find there a wide variety of things from drawings or engravings to pottery, art installations and so on.

Art is almost always really delicate and is prone to damages. What’s more many art pieces are unconventional in shape as well as dimensions, therefore shipping it with help of a courier often not an option. Finaly art is a costly load, so it’s very important to find a professional hauler and the safest way of preparing the art for transportation. That again exclude post office and most couriers – services where you don’t get to speak to the person who will be directly responsible for shipping your cargo.

Art is thought of as delicate cargo. You have to put ”fragile” tag on the box, so that the transport provider know to be extra careful when transporting it. While securing an art piece for shipment you will encounter an issue of packing the cargo. When you buy something from a store you get an original box that can be used for shipping the item in the future (e.g. that is often seen for household appliances). But when it comes to art you don’t have any original packaging – you need to secure it by yourself.

What is the safest way to secure art for transportation? It varies depending on what piece of art you wish to ship. When it comes to sculptures or pottery the most important thing is to select a cardboard that could fit it. The box shouldn’t be too big – any room left between the cardboard and the load may lead to damaging the cargo during shipment. If the art piece you are transporting have any removable elements, remember to transport them separately. Wrap the whole piece in bubble wrap and gently put the cargo in the box. If there is some space left in the box, fill it with more bubble wrap and Styrofoam. Don’t forget to place a “fragile” sticker both on the top as well as on the side of the cardboard.

Preparing a painting for transportation will look a little different. You can buy special boxes for shipping 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 or Styrofoam to cushion any tremors on the road. If you don’t have a box like that, you can transport a painting without a box, wrapped in bubble foil or stretch foil. Just remember that the bubble wrap and stretch foil shouldn’t come into contact with the painted side of the cargo. To avoid that enclose the cargo in some softer material (some cotton fabric or even a bed sheet) before enclosing it in bubble foil.

When it comes to putting the cargo in a shipping vehicle, a painting should be shipped vertically. With every piece of art make sure that the cargo will not be able to tip over during transportation or that some other load won’t bump into it in case of such event as a sudden turn.