Art Shipping Solutions
Here's how Craters & Freighters helps art galleries and museums move valuable artwork:
Need to ship a valuable oil painting? A Victorian sofa?
Artwork and antiques require expert handling for safe transport. Trust Craters & Freighters, the company that museums, galleries, and the most prestigious antique shops rely upon to ship these items safely and economically all over the world.
Experience and Reputation
Museums, auctions houses, galleries, artists, collectors, and antique shops rely upon us as their packing company to move delicate and valuable pieces safely across the country and around the world. We have shipped literally millions of paintings, sculptures, antiques, and other works of art, with values into the millions of dollars. SW Florida area's foremost galleries and antique shops know us as the company to rely up on for consistent, quality service.
Antique Pieces or Furniture:
Prior to packing, all items are evaluated to determine the best method of packing and shipping. Each item is wrapped accordingly using Styrofoam or foam cushioning to maintain protection and restrict movement. Instructions accompany specialty packed items to alert the recipient of the safest method to unpack the item.
The shipping of fine art and antiques cannot be entrusted to inexperienced shippers. Craters & Freighters' proven technique begins with a thorough assessment that considers factors such as product fragility, size, and value; pickup conditions; mode of transport; environmental factors such as climate; and final destination requirements. Each requirement is factored into the appropriate container and cushioning system for ensuring damage free shipment.
Most "crating and shipping companies" are actually brokers who outsource the most critical task - the packaging of your items for safe transport - to so-called "agents" or "affiliates." Craters & Freighters physically performs - and insures - its own packaging from 70 locations nationwide, relying upon nearly 20 years of proven packaging methods. When you choose Craters & Freighters, you know exactly who will be handling your items, and you can rest assured that the people handling your items are up to the task.
No move is too large or too small for Craters & Freighters. We have served clients moving everything from single paintings to entire exhibitions.
We understand that different customers have different needs. Our customer service team will work with you to create a solution that meets your individual needs - from expedited service to extended services such as disconnection, removal, storage, and uncrating. If you need an economical option to ship your items, we can provide the optimal solution from customized wooden crates to large customized shipping boxes to pallets. Tell us your need, and we will make it happen.
Arts & Antique Insurance Coverage
Craters & Freighters offers many different types of insurance coverage for antique shipments including:
- Full Coverage Cargo – based on declared value & Limited Liability Insurance – lost only Typically, if a customer elects to purchase our insurance coverage and a value is declared, Craters & Freighters will insure the item from the time of pick-up, during the packing and crating process, and finally to delivery.
You can trust us with your High Value One-of-a-Kind Items, Heirlooms, Antique Furniture, Collectables & Memorabilia!
Our Art Services
- Local Pick-up and Delivery
- Custom Packing and Cushioning
- Wood Crates and Corrugated Containers
- Transportation — Carrier selection based on item, budget, time frame
- Insurance — Our professional packing allows us to offer you coverage on original art, glass, and antiques (for exclusions, see Terms & Conditions)
- White Glove Delivery – Includes unpacking and set-up
Package, crate and ship your valuables with Craters & Freighters by Requesting a Quote today! Craters & Freighters has the expertise that delivers!