We go the extra mile to ensure your total confidence. Martinspeed clients never have to worry how their art will get there, they simply know it will.


  • High volumes mean we are constantly negotiating the best freight rates

    Martinspeed is a listed agent with the Department of Transport with regard to aviation security.
    Our premises and procedures are vetted by the DfT to ensure that we meet the very stringent UK aviation security regulations

  • We have a dedicated team at Heathrow
  • Privileged security clearance and airside access enabling us to supervise shipments and witness loading/unloading directly onto/from the aircraft
  • Over 50 operational staff trained to DfT standards to conduct hand searches and certify cases as being safe to fly
  • Twice daily airport truck to and from London’s Heathrow Airport
  • Ability to extend import and export services to other major UK airports



  • Our fleet of 14 bespoke vehicles all have climate control, air ride suspension and heavy duty tail lifts
  • Unmarked vehicles, fully alarmed with GPS monitoring
  • 12 vehicles with onboard accommodation for couriers
  • Frequent groupage trucks to France, Italy and Switzerland with regular services to other European destinations
  • Dedicated vehicles for urgent and high value shipments



  • Use of only sole-use containers which allows us to control the loading and unloading of the artwork
  • 20ft, 40ft, high cube, flat rack containers and loading devices implemented, as appropriate to the artwork



  • We take as much care of couriers as we do of the works in their trust. All travel and subsistence arrangements are organised by our team and comfort ‘onboard’ is assured by our drivers or airport supervisors