Art Shipping Specialties

  • Museum quality custom crating and shipping
  • Full insurance coverage options
  • Custom packaging and cushioning
  • Transportation solutions for all budgets and time frames
  • White glove delivery options
  •  Dedicated account reps


Domestic Shipping

  • Same day/NFO
  • Next day by noon
  • Next day by 5pm
  • Economy - 5 business days
  • Expedited ground LTL


International Shipping

  • Door to door
  • Door to airport
  • Customs clearance
  • Reliable fast service
  •  Import and export


Domestic and International Art Logistics



Optima Shipping provides reliable, cost-effective art shipping and crating services to museums, auctions, galleries, artists and collectors with ongoing shipping needs. We combine exceptional customer service with the latest technology to deliver anything, anywhere, on time!

The Optima freight division provides a complete range of expedited and consolidated freight options for the art community. Domestically or internationally, Optima can service your most sensitive and valuable shipping needs to virtually any point on the globe. Our freight division staff has over 20 years' experience providing art shipping services.

  • 24/7 access to dedicated shipping specialists
  • Real-time status via online portal and email communications
  • Fully licensed and certified Indirect Air Carrier (IAC) with close alliances with airlines and ground agent networks to protect shipment integrity
  • Fastest transit times with direct flight options including Next Flight Out and Onboard courier options
  • Customs Brokerage and Regulatory expertise


Contact Optima today to discuss how we can safely transport your most valuable art pieces.


Call: 800-872-4004 or email:


“This is a deadline intensive business, so being late can be really bad. Reliability is vitally important. Optima is much better than other companies I’ve worked with.

Everything goes out on time, the service is great and they’re there when I need them.

Our Optima representative comes in quarterly, meets with new employees and explains the process. He’s always available, always right there.”

Director Materials Management, Large Boston Hospital

“We’ve been with Optima for 10 years, and don’t use any other vendor.

They do three pickups each day and provide one-stop shopping — from overnight to freight.

We stick with Optima because they deliver a higher level of service.”

Office manager, large multi-state firm

“We switched our account to Optima because we wanted Optima’s “white glove” service.

Optima is very accommodating to our needs; their software people programmed a special template for us that allows our database to talk to theirs.”

Office manager, venture capital firm

“They treat this business very seriously and I think it is because they also have kids and understand that it could be their child or loved one awaiting results”

Facility/Transportation Manager, Major Diagnostic Laboratory 

“Optima is good at handling complexity and accommodating our changing needs.

I appreciate their flexibility and the fact that you always get a person when you call on the phone.”

Lab Manager, Large NH Hospital