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U-Freight delivers the fine art of shipping
U-Freight Singapore has recently set up a new division, ArtSafe to
promote its logistics hub as a fine arts storage facility; as well as an
exhibit space for the showcasing of artwork by local artists.
A large area of the company’s modern logistics center at Changi Airport
has been converted into a highly secure, climate-controlled, storage
area; plus a grand hall where artworks can be displayed.
For the future, ArtSafe Singapore intends to organize a global team to
handle art logistics with participation from companies throughout the
U-Freight network.Those art logistics services may involve the movement of fragile,
valuable and priceless art pieces to parks, buildings, hotels, museums,
art galleries and private collectors around the world.
The service will offer museum/gallery-standard specialised and
custom-designed art packing and crating; insurance cover; temporary
import and re-export customs clearance; as well as air-ride
transportation where necessary.
The main target audience are international galleries, with a presence in
Singapore; as well as Auction houses.
TH Ong, managing director of U-Freight Singapore, said: ‘Whether you are
a collector, an impresario, an auctioneer, a gallery owner, a museum
curator or an artist ’ you should never lose sleep over freight deliveries.
‘We appreciate the power and value of the arts; and fully understand
that nothing short of spotless handling and respectful treatment is the
only appropriate treatment for works of art.
‘Service is what makes the difference at ArtSafe. You can comfortably
leave all the planning and coordination of your art storage and shipment
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