Arts&Antiques



Whether you are moving a single artwork or an entire exhibition Lockson has a deep understanding of art and antiques, a vast knowledge of handling and is a leading specialised global transporter of items of high fragility and value.

Every day we manage expert packing, crating, storage, express courier deliveries, direct IATA waybill air freight & air consolidations, door to airport / door to door shipments, full sea container & consolidated movements, on board courier / hand carries and all manner of art installations.

In the UK, our London warehouse and HQ of 25,000 square foot is our hub, located close to the West End and all major motorways, all major international shipments are controlled from here.

Over the pond we have our own purpose-built warehouse in New York of some 35,000 square feet (climate controlled), offices, trucks and staff located in Secaucus, with Manhattan just 30 minutes’ drive away. Our close proximity to Newark airport allows us to effectively control air shipments in and out of New York.

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We are regularly instructed by major galleries, private collectors, artists, museums and auction houses worldwide and we understand the specific needs of buyers, artists and sellers. From a single item to an entire sale our own dedicated packers, drivers and global partners are carefully selected to make daily collections and deliveries throughout the U.S. and Europe. Our office staff are all highly trained and knowledgeable about paperwork such as export licences, CITES, temporary imports, etc and London is a Customs Bonded warehouse & we are a CAA known cargo approved agent. Our relationships with Customs in the USA and UK are excellent.

You will be allocated a single point of contact client manager who will be there to guide you through the entire packing, storage, shipping and installation process.

1944: Lockson was founded in London by Lionel Lockhart

He combined his passions for art & antiques with his great knowledge of transport & shipping to start
what was to become his life-long enterprise.

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2014: Re-branding and re-launching

"We are proud to be entering our 70th year in business and plan to celebrate with even more investment in new equipment, technology and personnel." says Adam Lockhart