SHIPPING & STORAGE

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      We are pleased to be your liaison with 3rd party art and antiques shippers from Europe, Asia and the U.S. to destinations around the globe. For over 10 years, AD&CO has partnered with a premier international shipping companies to refer you to the best shippers to meet your international shipping needs.

We Know The Process

We advise on what to be aware of, how to save money on your shipping, and give tips and advice on how to work with your preferred shipper.  The fact is international shipping is not easy  –  but understanding the risks helps you better understand the process.

Why You Need Us

Our team will introduce you to the right contacts and give objective feedback on which 3rd party shipper best fits your shipping needs.  On tour, you’re welcome to choose whichever shipper you want  –  one from our network or your own,  and we will work with that shipping company to provide the information so they can collect your goods from the dealers.

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What Does The Shipping Company Do?

The responsibility of the shipping company is to track your inventory and payments,  cross-reference your tags,  pack, complete all export / import paperwork and monitor your shipment’s progress from the time they receive your goods until they a re delivered to you;  and keep you advised of the status of your shipment.

What To Expect


3rd party International shipping services usually include:

  • Organizing the invoicing and payments of the goods purchased abroad
  • Collecting all the goods from the different vendors and transporting to the 3rd party warehouses
  • Packing service includes wrapping your goods in protective materials, crating, loading on pallets for transport, and using the most advanced art and antiques packaging and crating industry practices
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    Prior to shipping, your goods are stored  in secure cold storage warehouses
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    Shipments are organized in 20ft, 40ft or LCL ( Less Container Loads)
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    Your Shipper manages the loading of your container in our warehouse
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    Your shipper organizes all customs and VAT paperwork concerning the export and import documentation necessary for your goods
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    If required, your shipper provides fumigation of your container
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    Your Shipper can provide insurance for the shipped goods or you could work with a 3rd party insurer

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want to learn more? 

Check out some of the most frequently asked questions our clients have asked in our FAQ section.