International cargo


Careful handling of artwork and musical instruments

Transportation service for cargo requiring careful handling, such as artwork from other countries, musical instruments for concerts, and other delicate cargo

  • Artwork, musical instruments, and other delicate cargo
  • Security precautions
  • Measures to counteract humidity, vibrations, etc., depending on the cargo

Three strengths of PRIO ART

Safe transportation of artwork, musical instruments, and other delicate cargo

PRIO ART provides safe and careful transportation of artwork, musical instruments, and other delicate cargo that general transportation services do not accept.

Example of PRIO ART for an exhibition

PRIO ART provided careful transportation for the Edo and Beijing - Cities and Urban Life in the 18th Century exhibition held at the Edo-Tokyo Museum, the first exhibition that offered visitors an opportunity to compare Edo and Beijing in the same period in terms of lifestyle. A lot of valuable artwork from the Capital Museum, China, and other museums were transported by PRIO ART under careful management.

A special exhibition Edo and Beijing - Cities and Urban Life in the 18th Century
Term: Saturday, February 18, 2017 to Saturday, April 9, 2017
Venue: Edo-Tokyo Museum
Organized by: Edo-Tokyo Museum, Art Exhibitions China, National palace Museum, Capital Museum, China, Asahi Shimbun Company

PRIO ART provides secure transportation services, such as security by security guards in a shed.

We take security precautions for transportation, such as security by security guards in a shed, so that customers can feel secure about their cargo.

Humidity and vibration control and other measures are implemented flexibly depending on the cargo.

PRIO ART maintains the quality of cargo by implementing measures for humidity, vibration, shock and other elements depending on the cargo. Please let us know your needs, when making a reservation

Other Features

Guaranteed loading

We guarantee that your cargo will be loaded on your reserved flight. Even if the flight is subject to weight limits due to bad weather, your cargo will be loaded.


[Shipper] Please contact each freight forwarder (or air cargo agent) directly for reservations for cargo transportation.

Reservation No need
Acceptance Up to 120 minutes prior to scheduled flight departure time
Delivery Ready for handing over AWB and other documents, and customs declaration within 120 to 180 minutes after arrival
  • *Local standard time of each arrival airport is applied.

Items Acceptable/Airline Route

Items Acceptable/Limitations

Items Acceptable Various artworks (including musical instruments)
Items Not Acceptable Freight collect
Weight/Size Limits Nothing
  • *Limited to weight and size that can be loaded in a cargo compartment of the aircraft.
    Please ask us about actual space for loading when making a reservation.

Items Acceptable/Freight Cost

Airline Route ANA Group airlines
Freight Cost ANA general freight cost is applied.

Documents Required/Labels

Documents below are required for PRIO ART.

AWB(*Air Waybill) A general AWB is available.
Please note the following points for preparing AWBs.
  • "PRIO ART" should be written in the ACCOUNTING INFORMATION column, otherwise the cargo is not applicable to PRIO ART.
  • The telephone number (or fax number) of consignee and the name of contact person should be written in the CONSIGNEE column.
    Please attach labels exclusive for AWB.
Labels Please attach general labels and labels exclusive for PRIO ART on the cargo.

Labels exclusive for PRIO ART are downloaded here.