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Cuadros (No. 5283894)


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Type of service:

Transportation only

Dimensions are approximate

Distance: 409.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Spain, Basque Country, Bilbao

11 Nov 2019

Delivery address and date

Spain, Comunidad De Madrid, Madrid

12 Nov 2019

Art transportation

Art transportation is sometimes difficult and therefore have to be planned precisely before any arrangements are made. First of all, every field of art (sometimes every piece) requires its own ways of preparing for transportation. The art category is very diverse, you can find there a wide variety of items from drawings and engravings to pottery, art installations and so on.

Art is usually very delicate and is prone to damages. Moreover many art pieces are atypical in shape as well as dimensions, therefore shipping it via post office is out of the question. Finaly art is a costly cargo, which makes it crucial to select a reliable transport provider and the safest way of securing the art for shipping. That excludes post office and most couriers – services where you cannot speak to the person who will be directly responsible for transporting your load.

Art is what we consider fragile cargo. You have to remember to place ”fragile” tag on the package, to make sure that the hauler is extra gentle when transporting it. While preparing an art piece for transportation you will encounter an issue 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 (e.g. that goes for electronics). However when it comes to art there is no original box – you need to take care of it by yourself.

How to choose the best way to pack art for shipment? It depends on a piece you wish to transport. When it comes to sculptures and pottery the most important thing is to choose a cardboard that could fit it. The box cannot be much bigger than the load – any room left between the cardboard and the art may be the cause of destroying the art during transportation. If the shipped art piece have any removable elements, you should make sure to transport them on their own. Enclose every part of the art in bubble foil and gently place the cargo in the box. If there is some space left in the box, fill it with more bubble wrap or pieces of cloth. Remember to place a “fragile” sticker on the top and on the side of the cardboard.

Securing a painting for shipment will require a different approach. There are special boxes for painting transportation – with such box your painting should be secured during transportation – if you don’t forget to fill the empty space with some cloths and Styrofoam to absorb any tremors on the road. In case you do not possess a box like that, you may transport a painting without a box, enclosed in bubble foil or stretch foil. Just remember that the bubble foil and stretch foil shouldn’t come into contact with the painted side of your load. To ensure that won’t happen wrap the cargo in some softer material (some cotton fabric like a bed sheet) before enclosing it in bubble foil.

When it comes to placing the cargo in a transporting vehicle, a painting must be transported upward. With every piece of art make sure that the cargo won’t fall over during transportation and that some other load won’t crash into it during such event as a sudden turn.