Choosing the right carrier to ship your artworks isn’t always easy, especially with the wide range of options available on the market.
Artsper has decided to make things easier for you!
Here's our selection of recommended and verified carriers to ensure that your artworks are delivered according to your requirements.
1. Our top 4 carriers specialising in artwork shipping
As a specialist in international art transportation, Convelio can manage your shipments for all major destinations at reasonable rates. From their online platform, you can get instant quotes, and manage all your shipments in one click. They take care of everything: packing at collection, pickup, custom-made wooden crates, transport, customs clearance, door-to-door or " white-glove" delivery, and insurance. Their hotline is available 7 days a week. As a partner gallery, enjoy a €100 special offer - find out more here.
As a specialist in fine art packing and transportation, Artrans offers you two options for your trips. Its ‘tailor-made solution’ is suitable for all types of artwork and includes: collection, packing, transportation in France and/or worldwide, delivery, unpacking, shipping insurance, and a dedicated bilingual French-English contact person.
Its ‘smart pack’ provides all the benefits of the ‘tailor-made solution’, plus delivery within 48 hours in mainland France and 2 to 5 business days in Belgium.
This international leader in fine art shipping provides complete logistics for your gallery: safe shipping, packing & crating, consultancy and expert advice.
Martinspeed is an artwork shipping company that provides a specially dedicated service for galleries exhibiting at art fairs: a dedicated team to organize all aspects of your trip, on-site technical support, and fast and competitive distribution of sales after the fair.
2. Our selection of general carriers:
As a global leader in the logistics industry, DHL offers you an extensive range of services, including express delivery, freight transportation, and supply chain solutions. Although it doesn’t provide a dedicated fine art shipping service, DHL is entirely suitable for artwork transportation due to its efficiency, tracking and follow-up.
MG Fret is a key freight transportation company in the Paris region, offering you a fleet of vehicles for your trip and a range of custom solutions, including the use of lift trucks, specialist packaging, and custom protection for fragile items. Although MG Fret doesn’t provide a dedicated artwork shipping service, the company’s professionalism makes it entirely suitable for this task. Please note, however, that MG Fret only operates within France.
As a transport and logistics specialist operating in France and worldwide, Gondrand provides an artwork shipping service that includes: initial handling, packing, transportation, customs formalities and assistance.
Always remember that packaging is more important than everything else when shipping your artwork – even more important than the carrier you choose. To maximize your chances of a successful delivery, take a look at our roadmap.