Cargolux transports artwork to Art Basel Fair from the US

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June 28, 2019: Cargolux Airlines, Europe’s leading all cargo airline, has transported 230 tonnes of artwork from the United States to Basel, Switzerland ahead of the renowned Art Basel Fair 2019.

The priceless commodities, totalling an impressive 104 pallets, were spread out over 8 flights, 3 originating from Los Angeles and 5 from New York.

Upon arrival in Luxembourg, the precious cargo was loaded on board 31 trucks for the final leg of the journey. The shipment was handled by the airline in coordination with its forwarding partners Masterpiece, Dietl, and Hasenkamp.

The airline informed that the transport went smoothly, and all parties are highly satisfied with the outcome.

Christian Theis, Global Product manager for CV precious explains: “Cargolux has a solid experience in the handling of sensitive commodities and is recognized in the industry as a leading provider of such services.”

Jordan Starr-Bochicchio, Manager, Art Fair Services at Masterpiece International highlights: “We were very happy to have received all the attention necessary to execute such a large undertaking smoothly. It was clear that Cargolux took this very seriously, and committed the necessary resources and time required to make sure that everything happened as planned, at both JFK and LUX. We look forward to the next opportunity to work with your team on a project of this scale.”

The Luxembourg-based airline has developed a portfolio of tailored transport solutions including a dedicated product to cater for sensitive and highly valuable commodities such as artwork. The solution, which was devised to ensure safe handling, includes temperature controlled as well as secured storage rooms. Highly trained teams also supervise the loading and off-loading to guarantee traceability throughout the transport process.

The Art Basel Fair was held from June 13 to 16.

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