Fine Art / Antiques
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Fine Art & Antiques Logistics

Fine art and antiques logistics is our speciality. We carry out the transportation, handling, and storage of valuable and fragile artworks, antiques, collectables, and culturally significant items. It involves a range of services designed to ensure the safe and secure movement of these valuable items, whether for exhibitions, sales, or relocation.

We offer expertise in packing, crating, transportation, climate control, security, and customs compliance, often tailoring our services to the unique requirements of each piece. With over 35 years of deep understanding of art conservation, transportation, international regulations and insurance, we ensure trouble free and smooth transport of your valuable artwork/antiques.

We've built a special reputation for meticulous care, accuracy and efficiency in the import and export of Fine Arts and Antiques. Because of the demanding disciplines involved, we have few rivals in this field

THE PROCESS
1
Assessment and Consultation
The process begins with a thorough assessment of the artwork or antiques to determine their specific requirements. We work closely with clients to understand their needs, budget, and any special considerations.
2
Packaging and Crating
Fine art and antiques are carefully packaged and crated using materials and techniques that provide optimal protection against physical damage, temperature fluctuations, and humidity. Custom crates are often built to precisely fit the item and provide shock absorption during transportation
3
Security Measures & Climate Control
High-security protocols are implemented to safeguard against theft and damage. We are IATA agents, members of BIFA (British International Freight Association) and are also Regulated Agents with the Department for Transport, which means our premises and procedures have been checked and meet all the required standards. Our high security premises are fully alarmed and have been inspected and approved by Lloyds underwriters.
4
Transportation, Handling & Loading
We carefully load the items onto specialised vehicles, ensuring they are properly secured and protected during transit. We operate our own fleet of curtain-sided vehicles with air-ride suspension and tail-lift.

Where required, this process includes our attendance at the airline shed during the pallet/ULD build-up, to ensure correct orientation, secure assembly & recording of the pallet/ULD numbers. Further we escort your cargo from the airline shed to airside, to ensure the safe and efficient handling of your cargo onto the aircraft. We provide photos/video of the whole process & confirm the loading positions, together with the actual aircraft departure time.
5
Transit Monitoring & Customs Clearance
We monitor the progress of the shipment in real-time, using tracking systems to ensure its safe and timely arrival. Customs procedures and duties are managed in accordance with the regulations of the destination country.
6
Delivery, Installation & Client Approval
Upon arrival, if requested, the fine art or antiques are unpacked, inspected, and, if required, installed at the destination. We conduct a final inspection with the client to ensure the items have arrived in the expected condition..
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