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5 items (Clocks, sculpture etc) (No. 6527649)

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Type of service:

Transportation only

Packaging description:

Sculpture, 2 clocks, weights and box of 15 bottles

Safety instructions:

Packing not needed, items will be packed.

Distance: 340.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Netherlands, Zeeland, Goes

From 13 Sep 2020 to 10 Oct 2020

Delivery address and date

Germany, North Rhine-Westphalia, Münster

From 13 Sep 2020 to 15 Oct 2020

Antiques transportation

Antiques are part of the most problematic sub-category of loads – Fragile Goods. It means that the antiques are extremely breakable and prone to damages during transportation. When it comes to antiques, you have to remember the matter of value, because usually antiques are really valuable load. Therefore for a possible transport provider antiques are not just difficult but also potentially troublesome cargo (almost always the customer asks for some kind of guarantee should anything happen to the load). Naturally it will most likely have an impact on the price of transportation. Also you will probably get not as many quotes as you’d probably receive while searching for let’s say car shipment, however that shouldn’t worry you – in this particular case smaller amount of quotes usually have nothing to do with their professionalism. The offers you’ll get, will come from transport providers that know how to transport antiques safely.

What kind of things you’ll find in the Antiques section? Wide variety of items that are of considerable value due to how old and rare they are. When talking about “antiques” we often mean quite old furniture which value grew considerably with time. Is there any difference comparing regular furniture transportation and antiques transportation?

Firstly, you should bear in mind the materials that were used to make them. Don’t forget, that present-day wardrobes and sofas are already designed with the matter of transportation in mind. Wardrobes, beds and tables can travel thousands of kilometers from the factory to the store and then to the customer’s place. That’s why it is necessary for them to be made from materials that will be able to endure being transported even on long routes. When it comes to antiques the logic was quite different. The antique furniture were made by local manufacturers, so there wasn’t any reason to transport the furniture on longer routes. Therefore manufacturers could make them  much more intricately and using even very delicate materials.

It’s quite a challenge for modern transportation and for owners of antiques – how to best prepare antiques for shipment and how to safely transport cargos that are that fragile and of considerable worth. Cautiously, that’s for sure. Remember to secure all the elements that stands apart from the main shape of the item using layers of bubble wrap. If you are transporting antique furnitures in a box, remember to use extra layers of foam peanuts – they will eliminate any tremors during shipment, which could damage your cargo.

Whenever thinking about shipment of antique furniture there is another thing to remember – most of antiques are not designed to be disassembled without damaging them and that’s why they should be transported in one piece. This affects the choice of a proper vehicle, as not every delivery van will be able to safely fit an antique furniture set.

As stated before, antiques are an expensive cargo, and that’s the reason you should search for a transport provider with carrier liability insurance. This will ensure you receive compensation should anything happen to your antiques during shipment. Naturally it’s smartest to look for a transport provider with at least some history with shipping antiques, as with delicate loads, professional carrier’s knowledge is truly invaluable.