Approved Shippers to UK Auctioneers

No matter the size , wherever the destination, we have vehicles in London daily, throughout the UK weekly and schedule a regular European own-van service. We also offer all the other worldwide shipping services you expect from a specialist carrier. 

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Specialist Packing for the Antique Industry

Since Alban Shipping was established in 1990, we have packed and transported hundreds of thousands of valuable items across the UK and the world. Browse our website to discover how we can provide specialist help for your business.


Services for Auction Houses, Collectors and Dealers

We've been providing specialist packing and logistics support for antique dealers, auction houses and collectors for over 30 years. Alban Shipping is a name you can trust with the care and security of your valuable items.

5 stars“The model arrived today. It was nicely packed and arrived in good condition. Thanks for a great job.” ​

Latest News

Alban Shipping Featured in Antiques Trade Gazette

Alban Shipping are featured in the June 2019 issue of the Antiques Trade Gazette magazineThe article (cleverly titled ‘Moving Stories!’) explores the potential hazards that face clients shipping valuable items from A to B, and what they can do to ensure their shipment reaches it destination safely and on schedule. 

Monthly Vehicle Schedule

We offer a full transportation and shipping service across the UK and Europe. As well as being in London daily, Alban Shipping visit all UK regional locations at least every 7-10 days, using our own vehicles and with our experienced art handlers on every route.

We offer speed and flexibility, whether your buyers want items collected promptly and delivered on the same vehicle run, or whether they need free storage and consolidation of items before we ship to destinations worldwide.

Vehicle Schedule May 2023

Week Starting London Rest of UK Europe
April 24
North & South
May 1
North & South
France, Belgium, Netherlands, Germany
May 8
North & South
May 15
North & South
France, Belgium, Netherlands, Germany
May 22
North & South
May 29
North & South

Casemaking & Packing Services

Clients with many and varied needs trust Alban Shipping when bespoke export case making and packing services are required. From one-off ISPM 15 wooden shipping crates and cases, through to specialised packing, we have solutions for all export packing needs.

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Freight and Shipping Services

When it comes to transporting or shipping antiques, collectables and fine art across the UK and the world, Alban Shipping offers the most comprehensive service available. We offer a daily collection and delivery service for auction houses and dealers in the UK, and a weekly European schedule.


Our Range of Storage Solutions

As well as a range of logistics and relocation services, our clients enjoy the convenience of extensive secure industrial storage units just off the M1 motorway in Bedfordshire. Long or short term, we have a storage solution perfect for your company's needs. Call us now on 01582 493099 for details.

Packing at the Other Art Fair


Our packing skills were on full display at London's 2018 Spring 'The Other Art Fair', where we provided customers with a full (and free!) packing service to ensure their recent purchases made it home in perfect condition. We thoroughly enjoyed the experience, making lots of new friends on the day and capturing the event on video.


Get in Touch

For more information about any of our services, or to arrange for a free quotation, please fill in the form below and a member of our team will get back to you in 24 hours.

Alban Shipping
Unit 4, Premier Business Park,
Dencora Way,
Luton LU3 3HP
Tel: 01582 493099 / 0800 612 5060

All Business is undertaken in accordance with our Terms and Conditions, a copy is available upon request.