John S. Connor, Inc., a full service logistics company based in Glen Burnie, MD, recently handled the airfreight shipment of a fragile fiberglass crab art sculpture from Baltimore, MD, to Xiamen Airport, China.
The crab art will be on exhibit at the Sixth China International Garden & Flower Show, which will be held from September 2007 to March 2008 in Zhongzhou Island of Jimei, Xiamen.
The crab sculpture was commissioned by the Mayor’s Office of International & Immigrant Affairs as part of the Baltimore Sister Cities Program. The consignee was the Foreign Affairs of Xiamen Municipal. The Sister Cities program’s role is to nurture existing ties and establish new relationships with cities all over the world.
The crab sculpture was built by Fox Industries, Inc., Baltimore, and the artwork on the crab is by Baltimore-based artist Timothy M. Byrne, a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. The fragile crab art, which was shipped via Air China Airline, required special handling and packaging to prevent moving or chafing while inside the box.
The physical dimensions of the crab before packaging was 6’ x 6’ x 9”, with a weight of 75 lbs. After packaging, it was 84” x 82” x 25”, with a weight of 600 lbs., including the export wooden box. The insured value of the crab art is approximately $3,000.