Shows, Exhibitions & Events Shipping
The safe transfer and shipping of your show, exhibition or event (on time and to budget) is extremely important.
You want a shipping company that understands all the challenges and complexities associated with transporting a wide range of unique props, costumes and equipment anywhere around the world.
Anglo Pacific have years and years of freight experience and have conducted successful theatrical removals, exhibition forwarding, events and shows. You will be guided by a move manager who speaks your language, works to meet your timescales and understands the priorities of your business.
International Exhibitions and Shows Services
Who have we worked with?
We are well-known shipping experts and have successfully moved the Royal Shakespeare Company, English National Ballet, Rambert Dance Company, the Royal National Theatre plus many more, a testament to our experience and expertise.
We can complete all the necessary paperwork for you, such as ATA Carnets and temporary import guarantees, then pack, collect, ship and safely deliver all your items overseas.
We offer worldwide shows, events and exhibition shipping by sea, air or road. Enquire online today, email us or call us on 0800 633 5445 with your equipment list and proposed itinerary.
Our shows and exhibition experts will discuss the most cost-effective shipping options with you to help you stay within budget and meet your deadlines.
Whether by air, road or sea, our specialists have years of experience moving unique sets, exhibition stands, equipment and costumes overseas.
To get an accurate quote, please have your itinerary and items list ready.
Call us on 0330 021 7396 or email us!
We’ve put together a few documents to help you get started.
- Fine Art Packing methods
Our team of specialists at Anglo Pacific are here to help. Call us on 0800 587 7052 or email [email protected].
Whether it’s scenery, props, costumes, lighting and/or sound equipment, your choice of specialist mover is critical. See below a list of frequently asked questions.
- How do I get a exhibition, shows and events quote?
We offer our quotes free of charge without any obligation. To provide an accurate quote, we will need the following:
- A detailed packing list, with dimensions
- Your touring schedule indicating when and where the equipment is available to collect and/or deliver.
Simply email us your equipment list and proposed itinerary or call us on 020 8838 8084.
Please note: In most cases we will agree with you a transport budget based on current tariffs and rates of exchange. Doing it this way helps to protect both parties against freight rates changing, often without warning. Our helpful team will explain this to you and will be subject to our final confirmation.
Special requirements? Where possible, we will try to arrange a site visit to assess overall volume, packing requirements, access for our vehicles and whether you’ll need ramps or lifts.
- What documentation is required?
- ATA Carnet
We require a detailed itemised packing list in ATA Carnet format (see next FAQ for definition).
In this document you need to provide a full description of each item.
You also need to include dimensions of rolls of fabric or flooring and serial numbers of any electrical equipment, gross weights, values and the countries of origin.
- Packing lists
We will ask you to provide these to us (ideally in an Excel spreadsheet) so we can cross-check prior to submission to the Chamber of Commerce or the customs authorities.
- Commercial invoice for any countries not participating in the ATA Carnet convention
Please click here for this documentation.
- What is an ATA Carnet?
This is an international customs document that permits the tax-free and duty-free temporary export and import of goods for up to one year. Make sure the countries you are shipping to follow this convention. If they do not then separate customs procedures apply.
- Will Anglo Pacific help me complete the documentation?
Yes, Anglo Pacific will advise you and take care of all import/export documentation.
This includes the preparation and submission of carnets to facilitate the ‘free’ movement of goods outside the EU. Acting on your behalf we can also lodge temporary import bonds, prepare and authenticate import/export licences and apply for restricted parking and driving permits, as required.
- What cartons and packing materials should we use?
Anglo Pacific stock a wide range of export cartons and offer a full, on-site export packing service.
We only use packing materials which we know from experience will keep your items safe during transit, paying special attention to delicate and unique items.
- Props and costumes are packed in sturdy cardboard skips.
- Sound and lighting equipment are packed in metal flight cases.
- Costumes can be lay flat or packed in our special wardrobe cartons.
- Delicate items of scenery should be bubble-wrapped.
- Poles and scaffolding should be bundled together.
- We can arrange hazardous goods packing where necessary.
We are the UK's Leading Shipping Company
Our packers are highly professional with years of experience moving a wide range of shows, events and exhibitions. We always ensure the best protection when packing and work hard to meet your deadlines.
As a FIDI Accredited International Mover (FAIM) we work to very high and recognised standards, ensuring that your show, event and exhibition shipment is handled carefully and professionally from start to finish.
We employ Quality Managers who conduct random site visits to ensure that we are working to the highest standards and are compliant with strict FIDI rules at all times.
Getting the ball rolling for your international removals is as easy as A, B, C.
You can call us to arrange your video survey and one of our move coordinators can accurately assess the items that you want to send to any European or international destination.
Once we know what you are shipping and where to, we can then provide you with a precise moving quote. It’s as simple as that!
- Book a remote video survey
- Show us your items
- Get your quote