LARGER-THAN-LIFE LEOPARD LEAPS FROM SOUTH AFRICA TO UK WITH TIGERS’ HELP - Global Trade Magazine
  December 13th, 2017 | Written by

LARGER-THAN-LIFE LEOPARD LEAPS FROM SOUTH AFRICA TO UK WITH TIGERS’ HELP

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  • Sculptures were loaded under the watchful eye of the artist.
  • Tigers re-palletized and delicately wrapped sculptures to ensure a safe and secure movement to the gallery.
  • Twenty-nine large sculptures arrived in an ocean freight container at Tigers’ London Heathrow Airport facility.

Tigers has transported 29 large bronze wildlife sculptures from Cape Town, South Africa to London, for conservationist-turned-artist Bruce Little’s largest exhibition to date, held at the Mall Galleries.

The sculptures ranged from a tiny Harvester Mouse, to a Leopard, weighing 250 kilograms.

“We loaded the sculptures under the watchful eye of the artist himself and re-palletized and delicately wrapped them to ensure a safe and secure movement to the gallery,” said Trevor Weeks, branch manager of Tigers’ London Heathrow Airport facility.

“Twenty-nine large sculptures arrived in an ocean freight container at Tigers’ London Heathrow Airport facility, and were cleared as temporary import with a view to possible sale, providing the customer with the most cost-effective solution. Thirty-one smaller sculptures were moved from an address in the UK, and were delivered together at the Mall Galleries, using a vehicle mounted forklift truck to assist the gallery team with offloading.”

Tigers collected the sculptures from the Mall Galleries after the exhibition had ended, and delivered them to another location in the UK for a private show.

“Hosting an exhibition, the scale of which we have just had in London, is no easy feat particularly when the source of work has come from thousands of kilometers away,” said Bruce Little. “Fortunately, we have companies like Tigers at our disposal that have assisted seamlessly in delivering our bronzes where and when they are supposed to be. Last year they moved a monumental lion for me from Cape Town to Longleat, Wiltshire, UK, which weighed approximately five tons and this too went without a hitch.”

Tigers is an $800 million company specializing in e-commerce fulfillment, transportation, and supply chain solutions. Headquartered in Hong Kong, Tigers has offices and facilities throughout the United States, Europe, Asia, Australia, and South Africa. Tigers operates seven offices in the UK, including London Heathrow Airport, Gatwick Airport, Felixstowe, Cardiff, Banbury, and Leeds.

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