Protect Valuable
Art During Transit

Art Shipping Services
in Hayward, CA


When you need to ship artwork, we offer custom packing, crating and expert art shipping services. Ship artwork of any size or material from framed paintings to transporting large, heavy statues. Whether you need art packing, crating or shipping, you'll find everything you need at Navis Pack & Ship.

Welcome to Navis Pack & Ship: Your Trusted Partner for Art Shipping

With over 30 years of experience, Navis Pack & Ship has handled a wide range of fine artwork from paintings by Monet and prints by Warhol, to priceless full-scale museum exhibitions.

At Navis Pack & Ship, we understand the packing and shipping requirements of museums, art galleries, auction houses and private collectors.

Why Choose Navis Pack & Ship for Art Shipping?

  1. Expertise: With years of experience in handling delicate and valuable artworks, Navis Pack & Ship boasts a team of experts who understand the intricacies of art shipping. Our knowledgeable staff is trained in the proper handling, packing, and transportation of all types of art, ensuring that your precious pieces are in safe hands throughout the shipping process.
  2. Custom Packing & Crating Solutions: Navis Pack & Ship takes a personalized approach to packaging, crafting custom solutions tailored to the specific needs of your artwork. Whether it's a fragile sculpture, a delicate painting, or a collection of prints, our team utilizes industry-leading packing materials and techniques to provide maximum protection during transit, minimizing the risk of damage or loss.
  3. Specialized Equipment: We invest in specialized equipment designed specifically for art shipping, including custom crates, padding materials, and handling tools. Our facilities are equipped to handle artwork of all shapes and sizes, ensuring safe and secure packing and transportation from pickup to delivery.
  4. Coverage: Protect your investment with comprehensive declared value coverage provided by Navis Pack & Ship. We understand the value of your artwork, both monetarily and sentimentally, and offer coverage options to provide peace of mind throughout the shipping process.
  5. Global Reach: Whether you're shipping artwork across the country or around the world, Navis Pack & Ship offers a global network of carriers and partners to facilitate seamless transportation. Our extensive reach allows us to coordinate international shipments, navigate customs procedures, and ensure timely delivery.

Our Art Shipping Services

Paintings and Drawings:

Whether it's a delicate watercolor or a bold oil painting, Navis Pack & Ship ensures your art pieces are expertly packed and safely transported to their destination. Our team understands the value and sensitivity of these works of art and employs specialized packing materials and techniques to protect them during transit.

Sculptures and 3D Art:

From intricate sculptures to large-scale installations, Navis Pack & Ship provides tailored solutions for shipping all types of 3D art. Our experienced team carefully assesses each piece to determine the most suitable packing and shipping methods, ensuring that your sculptures arrive at their destination intact and undamaged.

Antiques and Collections:

Navis Pack & Ship understands the significance of antiques and collectibles, both in terms of monetary value and sentimental attachment. That's why we offer specialized packing and shipping services designed to safeguard these precious items during transportation.

Photography and Prints:

Preserve the beauty and integrity of your photographs and prints with Navis Pack & Ship's specialized shipping services. Whether you're shipping valuable fine art prints or cherished family photographs, our team employs precise packing methods and archival-quality materials to protect your pieces from damage during transit.

Key Considerations for Artwork Shipping

When preparing your artwork for transportation, there are a few important considerations to make. Some art is safe to ship in sturdy, corrugated shipping boxes, with extra protection to avoid damage. Pending the size, value and fragility of certain pieces, especially larger ones, custom crating for artwork is necessary to ensure complete protection during the shipping process. Climate control is also an important choice for certain pieces such as paintings or antiques.

Secure Packing for Artwork

For most fragile pieces of artwork, traditional packaging methods won’t cut it. That is why Navis uses expert art packing methods to provide both padding and structural support for your artwork. These packing techniques will ensure your art won’t move within the box during transit, minimizing the chance at damage.

Custom Crating for Art Shipping

Larger pieces of artwork often cannot fit in a normal shipping box and/or require additional protection that only a custom art shipping crate can provide. Building a custom crate for artwork involves creating a wooden frame to support and protect your artwork with structural padding inside the crate. The crate will ensure that you can ship art safely because it provides extremely durable protection from bumps and handling along the way.

Support and Structure

Sculptures and some antique statues require additional support to ensure delicate extended elements of the art arrive safely. In addition to custom crating, Navis Pack & Ship experts can build the support your artwork needs directly into the shipping solution, whether box or crate, so that the art you are shipping arrives in one piece.

How It Works

How can you ship artwork safely with a service like Navis Pack & Ship? The process is simple, starting with a consultation.

  1. Consultation: Begin your shipping journey with a personalized consultation from Navis Pack & Ship. Our experts will work closely with you to understand your unique shipping needs and requirements. Whether you're shipping fine art, antiques, or high-value items, we'll assess the specifics of your shipment and provide tailored recommendations to ensure a smooth and secure shipping process.
  2. Custom Packing: Once we've determined the best shipping approach for your items, our team will meticulously pack each piece based on their size, shape, fragility and shipping method. We utilize industry-leading packing materials and techniques to safeguard your items during transit, providing peace of mind knowing your valuables are protected every step of the way.
  3. Shipping Options: Navis Pack & Ship offers a range of shipping options to suit your timeline and budget. Whether you require expedited shipping for urgent deliveries or cost-effective solutions for non-time-sensitive shipments, we'll help you choose the option that best meets your needs. With our extensive network of carriers and partners, we ensure reliable and efficient transportation for your items, both domestically and internationally.
  4. Tracking and Monitoring: Stay informed throughout the shipping process with our advanced tracking and monitoring capabilities. From the moment your shipment is picked up to its final delivery, you'll have access to real-time updates on its status and location. Our tracking systems provide transparency and visibility, allowing you to track your shipment's progress and receive notifications every step of the way.
  5. Delivery: Experience hassle-free delivery with Navis Pack & Ship. Whether your shipment is destined for a residential address, a business location, or a gallery exhibition, our team will coordinate the final delivery to ensure a seamless experience. We prioritize on-time delivery and handle all logistics, including customs clearance for international shipments, so you can trust that your items will reach their destination safely and promptly.

Ready to Ship Your Art?

Trust Navis Pack & Ship to handle your art shipping needs with professionalism, expertise, and care. We will ensure that your artwork is transported to the desired destination in pristine condition. Contact us today to learn more about our art shipping services and experience the difference of shipping with a trusted partner.

Need a quote? Call us at (925) 460-8455, and we'd be happy to listen and provide a custom solution based on your needs. Thank you for giving Navis the opportunity to earn your trust, and your business.


John & Joti Sandhu
Navis Pack & Ship of Hayward
19424 Cabot Blvd
Hayward, CA 94545-1140

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