We are delighted to announce….we are expecting! Exciting news, I’m sure you’ll agree – but what we are expecting exactly is… (drumroll please…) a wonderfully shiny, brand new eco-friendly, 100%, all electric addition to our fleet of liveried delivery vehicles!
We are always looking at possible ways we can reduce waste and minimise our environmental impact as a business – and this is a logical step for us to take, as a logistics company!
We use reusable packaging such as stiffy bags and blankets as much as possible when transporting works back to our warehouse facility for packing into our wooden shipping crates and we are constantly looking at alternative packing solutions (bubblewrap often remains a necessary evil, for now).
If YOU have any innovative packing suggestions, or hear of any fantastic new-to-the-market eco-packing ideas, then please do let us know – we would love to hear from you!
We've still got plenty of art moving around the world – regardless of any extension to UK Covid measures – art continues to move, and we are always here to make sure that when it does, it moves safely & securely every time!
As today is #worldoceanday we thought we’d celebrate our oceans and dig this glorious piece out of our #Collect2020 folders! This stunning wave by #peterlaytonglass of @londonglassblowing was part of a larger Waves series of pieces on display at Collect 2020 by the @craftscouncil
How about this for a beautiful tableau? And the wall art is pretty sweet too! 😉
Our lovely Robbie was out and about in Brighton today collecting from Africa House when he spotted this stunning wall art. Brighton is a fabulous place to discover art – you can even find a famous Banksy near the train station!
We are so lucky to see some remarkable art and valuable antiques up close and personal in our job.
Over the past year we have handled everything from old Masters’, such as Reynolds and Romney’s through to Picasso’s and then bang up to date with Banksy’s and Derren Brown’s!
I think you’ll agree that covers quite a range! Whether you are shipping overseas, or moving within the UK for Art or Antique Fairs, we can give you the peace of mind that YOUR treasures will arrive in perfect condition.
With art and antique fairs returning to our calendars, wouldn’t it be great to know you had a shipping company that always had your back? Give us a call – we’ve got you.
That’s right, Brexit isn’t done with us yet! In July 2021 there will be additional changes that will directly impact the movement of goods between the EU and the UK, and the duties and checks that will be applied to them.
So what's new?
From July, the UK Border Operating Model will end, and the full burden of customs declarations will become permanent, facing the full declarations at the point of importation and tariffs with additional paperwork and checks taking place.
Sounds fun, right?
No, you're right, it's not. So why not get someone else to do it for you? We handle this paperwork day in, day out. Our expertise can ensure that ALL your paperwork is 100% correct and minimise the risk of your shipments being delayed or incurring additional, unexpected tax or duties.
Our expert team handles art shipments of all types, materials and mediums, every day of the week. We know the rules – so that YOU don't have to…
Did we mention how much we LOVE art fairs? So, we are doubly delighted to welcome back @theotherartfair London to our calendar of live, in-person events, and even more so because we have been chosen as their OFFICIAL art shipping and packing partner!
We can’t wait to see you all, and all your remarkable work up close & personal (at a responsible distance according to the rules at that time, of course!) – at last!
Need a hand getting your work to the fair, delivering sold pieces, setting up your display, forwarding work on to your next big event – pretty much any assistance you need, just ask!
CRASH is NOT a word we would normally like associated with our beautiful shipping crates – but on THIS occasion we were happy to make an exception!
We were approached by @thegoatagency , a global social media marketing agency who were looking for a crating solution with a difference for some custom-made PR goodie bundles they were sending out for the launch of a new game (Crash Bandicoot: On The Run) earlier this year.
These crates needed to be the TNT crates from the famous Crash Bandicoot game. No problem! Tommy whipped out his paintbrushes and stencil sets and created his masterpieces! Didn’t he do an amazing job?
We love that our fabulous shipping crates can become more than just the packaging for other pieces – sometimes the crate itself can be the work of art! 😊
A tasty reward for our hard-working team! These colourful beauties from @project.doughnut are something rather special and the perfect to way to show the team that we think THEY are rather special too!! 😊
Safety is everything! THINK! Always use a seatbelt! Or if you happen to be a gorgeous, bespoke art shipping crate, on your way to be filled by unimaginable gorgeousness – a sturdy & secure strap will do wonderfully!
Loved the way this beauty appeared to glow in the morning light…
Welcome to the exciting world of online Contemporary Ceramics Auctions with @maakceramics! Their May 2021 auction is now live online, so you can browse all the fabulous pieces and pick YOUR favourites!
We are honoured to be the chosen shipping and packing partner for this remarkable auction. It is a privilege to handle pieces by some of the foremost artists of their genre and generation.
With pieces from #LucieRie, @peterbeardceramics , @akira.hirai.ceramics , @magdaleneodundo & #johnwardceramics to name just a few!
Art never stops – and neither do we! Whenever & wherever you need us – we’ll be there! (Just like the A-Team but with far fewer explosions!)
Our crack team is always ready to help – special thanks to Robbie, Tommy and Mark this week who pulled out all the stops to get this remarkable body of works safely packed away ready for the @maakceramics auction which starts today. Check out their Insta feed or website for more details on all the phenomenal pieces available this week.
Did YOU correctly guess the contents of our mystery crate last week? We’re pretty sure you didn’t! It was a new one for us too – and it was….. a Dodo skeleton! Not a real one, but a remarkable hand-crafted resin model of a complete Dodo skeleton. Shipped to the USA complete with his wood and glass display case this was a very intricate and interesting project for us which required some innovative new packing methods.
On the plus side – should you ever need a model Dodo (or any other animal sculptures, extinct or not!) transporting, you know we have the experience to do it!
Of course, he made his trans-Atlantic flight safely – he was travelling in style in his EBISS crate!
Do you make BIG art? However large or small, we’ve got art handlers to perfectly fit your art! For example: as well as being a top-notch art handling specialist, Tommy is perfectly proportioned for all those high, hard to reach crate corners! (Robbie provided for scale purposes. )
Looking for a friendly, efficient, professional art handling service? Congratulations! You found us!! 😊