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Sculpture Shipping Services
We know you have choice when it comes to selecting a company for packaging and shipping sculptures. As you evaluate providers, it is important to keep in mind that many internet-based and retail pack and ship centers don’t have the knowledge or expertise to handle one-of-a-kind items that require special expertise and attention. In fact, many shipping agencies use prefabricated boxes and if your item fits, it ships! This method may work for everyday items, but not an original artwork such as a glass or hand-carved statue.
For companies unfamiliar with the rigors of ocean shipping, the biggest “threat” to a shipment can occur before it even sets sail. Proper packing, using the right wooden crates and an understanding of customs will help ensure valuable assets survive ocean transport.
Don’t trust shipping a sculpture to just anyone. Call the experts!
We don’t just place your artwork in a box or provide you with do-it-yourself packaging materials and a shipping label. Craters & Freighters provides services that are tailored to your item’s specific needs to ensure safe and secure packaging and shipping.
How to Ship a Sculpture
The value, pickup, delivery, insurance requirements, and your budget will determine what type of container is used. In some instances, a custom-made corrugated container will provide sufficient protection, while high-value, antique, or fragile sculptures may require a custom-designed wood crate.
When you call one of our 65+ nationwide locations for a quote, you can anticipate the following questions:
What is the sculpture’s medium (wood, bronze, glass etc.)?
Is the sculpture uniquely fragile or ornate?
What is the sculpture’s value?
Where is the sculpture being picked up?
What is the sculpture’s final destination?
Where will it be delivered? A residence or business?
Does the sculpture require insurance?
When does the sculpture need to be picked up and delivered?
Sculpture Shipping Services
Expertly handling, packaging, crating, and shipping sculptures and fine art is where Craters & Freighters got its start nearly three decades ago. We’ve cared for every kind of sculpture medium imaginable including bronze, steel, marble, stone, glass, plastic, concrete, and plaster.
- White-glove residential and business pickup
- Packaging using wraps, foams, and cushioning
- Archival packaging materials available
- Moisture-barrier bagging to protect items during waterborne export shipping
- Double- and tri-wall corrugated containers
- Custom wood crates
- ISPM 15 heat-treated wood crates for international shipping
- Ground, ocean, and air transportation
- Residential and business delivery
- Expedited services available
Get a no-obligation cost estimate.
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.