Caja grande (No. 5799398)

Caja grande

Item length [m]:

30

Item width [m]:

2

Item height [m]:

2

Total weight [kg]:

45

Type of service:

Transportation with assistance in loading and unloading

Safety instructions:

Fràgil

Packaging description:

Caja grande

Dimensions are approximate

Distance: 385.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Spain, Catalonia, Tàrrega

30 Apr 2020

Delivery address and date

Spain, Balearic Islands, Santa María Del Camino, Tequisquiapan, Querétaro, México

3 May 2020


Art transportation

Art transportation is sometimes difficult and therefore should be thought through carefully before first preparations are made. First of all, every field of art (in some cases every piece) needs different ways of securing for shipment. The art section is really varied, you will find there a wide collection of things from paintings or engravings to pottery, art installations and much more.

Art is usually very delicate and is prone to damages. What’s more most of the art pieces are atypical in shape as well as size, so transporting it by post office often not an option. Finaly art is a costly cargo, so it’s crucial to select a trustworthy transport provider and the safest way of securing the art for shipping. That excludes post office as well as most couriers – services where you cannot speak to the person who is going to be the one shipping your load.

Art is considered to be delicate load. You should put ”fragile” sign on the box, so that the transport provider know to be especially careful while transporting it. When preparing a piece of art for shipment you will encounter an issue of packaging. When you buy something in a store you receive a package that can be used for shipping the item in the future (for example that goes for electronics). However when it comes to art you don’t have any original packaging – you need to secure it by yourself.

How to choose the safest way to secure art for transportation? It varies depending on what piece of art you want to transport. With sculptures and pottery it’s important to select a box that will be able to fit it. The box shouldn’t be too big – any empty space left between the cardboard and the art may be the cause of destroying the load during shipment. If the art piece you are transporting have any removable elements, remember to ship them separately. Enclose the whole piece in bubble wrap and carefully put it in the box. If there is some space left between the load and the cardboard, fill it with some bubble wrap or pieces of cloth. Don’t forget to put a ”delicate” sticker on the top as well as on the side of the box.

Securing a painting for shipment will look a little different. There are special boxes for transporting paintings – if you have one of those, your painting will be secured during transportation – just don’t forget to fill the empty space with some cloths and Styrofoam to cushion any tremors on the road. In case you don’t have a box like that, you can ship a painting without it, enclosed in bubble wrap and stretch foil. As long as you remember that the bubble foil or stretch foil cannot come into contact with the painted side of the cargo. To ensure that won’t happen enclose the cargo in some soft material (a piece of cotton fabric or even a bed sheet) before wrapping it in bubble wrap.

As for putting the cargo in a car, a painting must be transported vertically. With both paintings and sculptures make sure that the cargo won’t tip over during transportation or that nothing will crash into it in case of such event as a sudden turn.