For over two decades museums, auctions, galleries, artists and collectors have relied on us to safely move their delicate and valuable pieces across the country and around the world.
Top galleries, art dealers, and artists trust Craters & Freighters Northern Chicago with their fragile one-of-a-kind artwork. All our crates and corrugated containers are custom built and cushioned for the artwork being shipping.
Craters & Freighters Northern Chicago has mastered the art of packaging, crating and shipping paintings!
We understand that fragile and expensive goods require proper handling, wrapping in museum quality materials, proper cushioning, and professionally-built containers to achieve the only essential goal: Safe Arrival.
Some companies who advertise themselves as fine art handlers are actually only forwarders or brokers who outsource the most critical task in the process, namely the packaging, to other “affiliates”, quite often us, in the Chicago area at least.
Our preference is to ship works of art by commercial air carrier, as there is generally less handling by this shipping method. Besides domestic air shipments, we specialize in international air export shipments and have recently added fine art import services, including in-house customs clearance and delivery in the Chicago area by our own personnel.