Fine Art Transportation

 
 An Artech crew boards a small private ferry in the San Juan Islands.

An Artech crew boards a small private ferry in the San Juan Islands.

 

Anywhere. Everywhere.

Artech has been shipping art around the world since 1977. Whether you need a single piece or an entire collection to arrive safely at its destination, Artech is the superior choice. We provide comprehensive logistical support from transporting individual pieces locally and shipping small parcels, to coordinating multiple venue international traveling exhibitions. Our comprehensive services include: global logistical coordination, insurance, and security- including tarmac, load/unload supervision and courier services.

Ground Transportation

Our entire vehicle fleet is specifically designed for safe and protected object transfers — with different models specific to your needs, including GPS monitoring, air ride, lift gates, temperature control and alarmed vehicles. Artech offers airport delivery and pickup services for Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, as well as supervision and armed security escorts when necessary. Shuttles are available as well as exclusive use ground transportation throughout the US and Canada.

International Shipping

Artech utilizes a trusted global network of qualified art transport companies for facilitating shipments across the globe. Our well versed shipping department oversees all aspects of your shipment to ensure your items are safely and securely collected, packed and shipped to their final destination. We facilitate and manage the full range of customs brokerage including customs clearance for import/export, merchandise processing fees, carnets and permits, customs bonds and all other applicable documentation and forms. On-site security and supervision services for arrivals/departures are available to maintain a secure chain of custody. Artech is a single source for executing the safest form of shipping for your objects

West Coast Shuttle

Artech offers regularly scheduled service between Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Vancouver BC with our West Coast Shuttle running south to Los Angeles the second week of every month then north to Vancouver BC on the third Wednesday of each month. Check out our shuttle schedule for more information.

Secure. Reliable. Affordable

Artech’s dedicated fleet allows us to safely transport your artworks — providing a secure and exclusive service at highly competitive rates. We transport regular shipments between Vancouver BC, Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. Our comprehensive network allows us to transport shipments from any point along the I-5 corridor to its final destination – whether local, national, or international. Our shuttles are:

  • Staffed with two art handlers at all times

  • Air-ride & climate-controlled

  • GPS monitored & alarmed

  • Available for exclusive bookings

West Coast Shuttle Calendar

Click on any shuttle leg to book or inquire.

Use the following form to inquire about Artech’s transportation services.

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