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Secure, stress-free delivery within markets via our robust shuttle networks, whether your art is going up the street or out of state


Of Crozier trucks have DPF systems, which trap toxins from exhaust


Cities serviced each week across the globe

"I have had great experiences with coordinating shipping arrangements for complicated and large exhibitions. The Crozier managers have been very detail-oriented and responsive."

UC Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive


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Simon Hornby
“Not only is sea freight cost effective, but in the longer term, it has to be part of our industry's model for reducing our carbon impact.”
Simon Hornby

Simon Hornby SVP | Europe & Asia

Torsten Hendricks
“Filling our sea freight containers from London, New York, and Paris helps clients reduce their carbon footprint by 80%.”
Torsten Hendricks

Torsten Hendricks General Manager | Hong Kong

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Exclusive-use transport means the entire truck is dedicated just to your shipment—you don't have to share the space with anyone, whether your art is moving across town or cross-country. Local and shuttle transport consolidates several clients' art onto one truck that is already running on a planned route. This saves you money and reduces the environmental impact.

Crozier partnered with Christie's to minimize the environmental impact of art shipping. By choosing to ship artwork via sea containers versus air freight, we can reduce carbon emissions by 80% and reduce shipping costs. Crozier's door-to-door exclusive artwork custodianship means we are the only organization that handles, secures, and monitors your art throughout its journey. Our prototype, bespoke, art-centric refrigerated containers allow for various interior ratchet and bracing options. A range of load-bearing flooring tiles eliminate damage caused by container movement and vibration. Crozier's array of recyclable, reusable crating and casing options means you get to choose your packing option and can be confident that your property is secure. Finally, this service ties into our North American and European shuttle services, enhancing our ability to get your art where it needs to go safely and sustainably.

We designed the Crozier Fine Arts shipping container solution to meet insurance industry recommendations for art shipment by sea. These recommendations include: - Full Container Load (FCL) service: This means that only art will be shipped in the container. Crozier procures the entire container; there is no other cargo in it. - Request below-deck stowage: While we do ask that the container be loaded below deck, most ships only load non-containerized cargo below deck. Nevertheless, we use a climate-controlled container that must be plugged into ship power, which means it is always located near the deck. - Container must be inspected before loading: Crozier inspects each container using the Gallery Climate Coalition checklist. - Request Grade A/Food Grade Containers: This is the Crozier standard. - Discuss with your fine art shipper how the artworks should be packed for sea shipments and make sure that this is followed: Crozier specialists will pack your art according to your and Crozier’s exacting standards. - All artworks must be crated and elevated four inches from the floor, ideally on forklift runners: This is standard for Crozier crates and cases for sea container shipments. - Ask your shipper or connect your shipper with the receiving agent: Shipper and receiver are the same. Crozier loads and unloads the container. The container is locked and sealed with tamper-proof seals before being sent to the port. Optional but advisable suggestions: - Container tracking rather than vessel tracking: We include a tracker on each container that tracks its location, temperature, humidity, shock, and tip and notes whether the container has been opened. The tracker uses cell data networks to communicate, meaning there is no reception at sea, but the data is nevertheless logged and uploaded when communications are restored. Our International Shipping Manager also tracks and updates estimated times of arrival. Due to security concerns, most shipping lines do not give exact geo locations for their vessels. - Where appropriate consider inserting tracker devices in the container and higher value crates: Container trackers are standard on all shipments. We can insert trackers into individual crates for an additional cost. - Combating humidity Containers will be shipped with humidity-controlling measures in addition to the integral climate control in the container.

While sea freight is much more sustainable than air (representing an 80% reduction in carbon dioxide emissions), it does take longer. Expect six weeks door-to-door from New York to London and 10 weeks from New York or London to Hong Kong. Note that these time estimates depend on factors such as weather, port congestion, and ship availability. Your Crozier contact can help you plan the shipment so it arrives within the timelines expected. For shipments requiring shorter timelines, we still offer air freight options.

Generally, sea freight on Crozier's consolidated container service will be significantly lower than air freight, generally by about half. Each shipment is different, so this may vary.

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