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Cuadros (No. 4583725)


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Transportation only

Dimensions are approximate

Distance: 1573.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Spain, Comunidad De Madrid, Madrid

From 1 Oct 2019 to 3 Oct 2019

Delivery address and date

Belgium, Région De Bruxelles-Capitale - Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest, Brussels

Flexible dates

Art transportation

Art shipping is sometimes difficult and should be thought through precisely before first preparations are made. Firstly, every branch of art (sometimes every piece) requires its own ways of preparing for transportation. The art subsection is really diverse, you will find there a huge variety of items from drawings or engravings to sculptures, art installations and much more.

Art is usually really delicate and therefore is prone to damages. Moreover many art pieces are atypical in shape and size, so shipping it by courier often not an option. And lastly art is an expensive cargo, so it’s very important to choose a professional transport provider and the best way of preparing the art for transportation. That again exclude post office and most couriers – companies where you cannot work out the details of the transportation with the person who will be directly responsible for transporting your cargo.

Art is what we consider delicate load. You should remember to place ”fragile” sticker on the package, so that the transport provider know to be extra careful when shipping it. When preparing an art piece for transportation you will encounter a problem of packing the cargo. When you buy something in a store you receive an original box that can be used for shipping the item in the future (for example that is often seen for electronics). However when it comes to art there is no original box – you have to secure it on your own.

How to choose the safest way to secure art for shipment? It varies depending on what piece you want to transport. With sculptures and pottery it’s important to find a box that will be able to fit it. The cardbard shouldn’t be too big – any empty space left between the box and the load may be the cause of destroying the cargo during transportation. If the shipped art piece have any elements that can be removed, you should make sure to transport them on their own. Wrap every part of the art in bubble foil and gently put the cargo in the box. If there is any empty space left in the box, fill it with some bubble wrap or Styrofoam. Don’t forget to place a “fragile” sticker both on the top and on the side of the box.

Securing a painting for transportation will require a different approach. There are special boxes for shipping paintings – with one of those, your painting will be safe during transportation – just don’t forget to fill the empty space with some fabric or Styrofoam to absorb any vibrations during shipment. In case you don’t have a box like that, you may ship a painting without a box, enclosed in bubble wrap and stretch foil. Just don’t forget that the bubble wrap or stretch foil cannot come into contact with the painted side of your load. To ensure that won’t happen enclose the cargo in some softer material (a piece of cotton fabric like a bed sheet) before enclosing it in bubble foil.

As for putting the cargo in a transporting vehicle, a painting should be transported vertically. With both paintings and sculptures make sure your load will not be able to fall over during shipment and that some other load won’t crash into it during for example a sudden turn.