Handling precious cargo

Allowing an International Moving Company to handle the packing and shipping of your worldly goods, often half way around the world, can be worrying. Even more so when your assignee’s belongings contain high value items or fine art collections.

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Allowing an International Moving Company to handle the packing and shipping of your worldly goods, often half way around the world, can be worrying. Even more so when your assignee’s belongings contain high value items or fine art collections.The challenges of transporting, installing and preserving these items demand specialised skills and real care and attention in both planning the shipment and from the moving team handling it door to door. Obtaining professional assistance is essential to ensure the pieces are transported safely, securely and in perfect condition.Custom packing and crating for high value items and fine art
  • High value items and fine art require specialist packing to provide additional protection. Skilled craftsmen will create custom built crates. In addition internal packaging is used to provide cushioning from any movement, shock or vibration and protect against a range of climate changes to ensure the ultimate security of their contents.
  • It’s not just the materials that are important, expert skills are required too. Packing specialists with specific training in handling fine art, antiques, fragile and valuable objects provide maximum protection for the safe transportation for the appropriate method and duration of shipping.
Insurance cover for shipping high value items and fine art
  • Most household goods shipping insurance policies will have maximum standard value, so it’s important to make sure that appropriate and comprehensive insurance is arranged for the true value of the item concerned to protect the employee should an accident occur. Insurance cover should be in place from the time of packing and collection right through to delivery and unpacking.
  • It’s a good idea to have the mover take digital photographs before handling and make detailed visual notes of any damage for agreement with the employee prior to collection. 
Specialist equipment for handling high value items and fine art
  • As well as using specialist handling equipment for awkward or heavy items the vehicles used in transportation will often be important. Removals vehicles custom built for secure loading and fitted with air ride suspension mean a smoother journey for any items on board. In addition vehicles with electronic tail lifts can reduce difficult handling and GPS tracking systems ensure the security of the vehicle and any consignment on board. 
Customs clearance and legal procedures
  • An experienced shipper will be able to provide advice and guidance when it comes to the import and export of any high value items or fine art, including making all of the necessary arrangements, providing paperwork and appropriate permits and handling the customs procedures including supervising inspections where necessary to facilitate smooth customs clearance and simplicity for your employee.
Additional services
  • If you’re including the shipment of fine art or high value items as part of your relocation allowance there is also value in considering providing handyman services. This provides professional assistance for art or high value items that need to be taken down at origin or installed at destination, for example paintings that need to be removed from walls and rehung or items that require fixing securely in place.
 Bournes Relocation Solutions provide a range of services to support your employees in their relocation, including Moving Services for household goods, fine art and high value belongings. 

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