Amongst its other business, QCS Berlin has a focus on the art and event sector. One long standing customer is the company Artseco (a contraction of Art Service Company). The company is a partner of galleries, collectors and artists, with a service portfolio encompassing transport, storage, gallery services, exhibition services, arrangement of catering services and much more. For airfreight transportation the company has continually turned to Quick Cargo Berlin and a close business relationship has developed over the years. Therefore Robert Weckwerth, branch-office manager in Berlin, was invited to participate in an Artseco customer course and to give a speech.
The course topics included the following: what external influences are there on airfreight rates? How do you calculate the weight that can be flown as airfreight? how will your crate of art be loaded, why do flights generally not go directly from Tegel to abroad? From what goods value must a shipment be presented or declared to the inland customs office? What kind of invoice is the right one so that in the worst case you will be insured against damages? This is where the “Incoterms” come into play. What do they mean? Which ones make most sense for me and when? What responsibility do the seller and the buyer bear during transportation? How much power do the airlines have? How secure is the assurance of a departure? When does an airline recognise a shipment as delayed? What steps can you take as a safeguard? What effect will such guarantees have on the transportation price?
Do you have any questions about the transportation of art by airfreight? We would be delighted to hear from you. You can call Robert Weckwerth at any time or anyone at our:
QCS Berlin branch-office:
Flughafen-Tegel Frachtgebäude H-1/12E
Tel: +49 30 9210092-10 Fax:
Mobile: +49 1726349408
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