Art Crating


Antique and Fine Art Packing and Crating Solutions

Craters & Freighters is a trusted resource for the safe handling, packaging, and transporting of fine art, antiques, and heirlooms.

Auctioneers, collectors, and museums rely on us to safely move their delicate and valuable antiques across the country and around the world. Our proven expertise begins with a full assessment of your product including risk, storage, environmental factors such as climate, temperature, and humidity, pickup conditions, mode of transport, and final destination. All are factored into providing you with the appropriate container and cushioning system for preventing damage during shipment.

Services Tailored to Your Specific Needs

Craters & Freighters has mastered the art of packaging, crating, and safely shipping paintings. Over the course of nearly three decades, we’ve made a name for ourselves in this area by providing services customized for each engagement. That’s why art experts turn to us to handle their fragile, one-of-a-kind artwork. They know it will get attentive, individualized care.

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Fine Art & Antique Insurance Coverage

Craters & Freighters offers different types of insurance coverage for antique shipments including:

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 pickup, during the packing and crating process, and through to delivery.

Fine Art Shipping Services

All our crates used for shipping and corrugated containers are custom built and cushioned for the artwork being shipped. You can trust us with your high-value, one-of-a-kind items, heirlooms, antique furniture, collectables, and memorabilia.

Note: If you are interested in collecting, buying and shipping art, read our post on Art Collecting 101: A Crash Course for Everyday People.

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With over 65 brick-and-mortar locations across the country leveraging the best technology to provide worldwide support and logistics, Craters & Freighters has become a national powerhouse with local accountability.

Tell us about your packaging, crating, and or shipping requirements, and we'll reply promptly with a figure you can use in your planning.