»For Bösendorfer, we delivered an antique grand piano to St. Petersburg.From the pick-up to the right paperwork to the transport temperature, everything has got to be perfect. «

Pavel Kovalevsky, Condor SALZBURG, AUSTRIA

How do instruments go on tour?

As a shipping and logistics provider specializing in freight forwarding to and from Russia, we arranged for the safe transport of a Bösendorfer grand piano to St. Petersburg. Bösendorfer wanted to have an extravagant highlight for their appearance at a luxury trade fair in St. Petersburg.  For that, they required an antique Bösendorfer piano to be brought to Russia from Vienna especially for the occasion. Russian customs is known to have goods get stuck there for weeks, sometimes even running the risk of being confiscated. Our expertise in this field is often called upon by other global logistics companies for this very reason, giving us a reputation as an external troubleshooter. As a freight forwarding company, we organized the entire process – from collection in Vienna to getting all the right documents in order, through to delivery at the exhibition stand in St. Petersburg – and ensured that everything ran smoothly. Since the wood of this historic instrument is particularly sensitive to environmental changes, we also made sure that the temperature in the cargo hold remained constant in addition to the other careful precautions we had to take for a secure transport.

The Mission

Timely delivery of a historic Bösendorfer grand piano for a luxury trade show exhibit in St. Petersburg . Handling of the entire logistics operation until return delivery.

The Challenge

Ensuring that the instrument definitely gets through Russian customs and arrives on schedule.  Particularly complex demands and very specific requirements for transport safety .  

Our Solution

Extensive preparation of transport documents and continuous monitoring of the goods and transport by our employees. Tailor-made safeguards to secure the cargo.