Cargolux transports artwork to Art Basel Fair

Cargolux Airlines has transported 230 tons of artwork from the United States to Basel, Switzerland ahead of the Art Basel Fair 2019. The commodities, totalling 104 pallets, were spread out over eight flights, three originating from Los Angeles and five from New York. Upon arrival in Luxembourg, the cargo was loaded on board 31 trucks for the final part of the journey. The shipment was handled by the airline in coordination with its forwarding partners Masterpiece, Dietl, and Hasenkamp.

Jordan Starr-Bochicchio, Manager at Art Fair Services at Masterpiece International highlights: “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.”

Thomas Schneider from Hasenkamp’s Fine Art division said: “Hasenkamp is proud to have found a longstanding partner in Cargolux for the safe handling and transport of artwork to Basel. We are looking forward to deepen our fruitful cooperation in the future.”

Cargolux 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. The loading and offloading are supervised to ensure traceability throughout the transport process.

Source: Cargolux