The inquiry in question concerning the removal of antiques and paintings as part of an inheritance came from a local mover, who required a comprehensive transport solution. Thanks to Rosebrock’s international network, an on-site visit in Canada was arranged, during which the shipping volume was estimated, packing discussed (including purpose-built shipping crates) and the insurance value determined. Following that, transport was carried out per ocean freight including the handling of all customs formalities and final delivery to the destination address in Hamburg. To ensure that everything ran smoothly, numerous intricate problems needed solving that were beyond a standard removal. How to get the valuable items in their specially made overseas crates from the 16th floor penthouse into a standard shipping container? Which customs documents are required when shipping heirlooms to the deceased’s relatives?
In another case, a 1.5-ton statue of Buddha needed to travel from Southeast Asia to its new home in Southern Germany as part of a removal. The initial pick-up and loading at the house alone required precise preliminary arrangements with the local partners. Along with the actual shipping, customs formalities as well as details about contingent duties, taxes, storage and port fees and transshipment costs needed clarification, before the further transport from Bremerhaven to the destination could be organized.
Each and every transport order has its peculiarities and comes with its own individual history. However, this is what makes international removal logistics so interesting and inspiring. „Transports like these work particularly well, when, along with the existence of a global network of specialists, all team members commit themselves personally to a smooth operation“, says Imke Kleine, Director of Agency Relations at Rosebrock.