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Sensitive & valuable freight

Every year, billions of euros of goods are stolen in Europe, including an average of 30 million euros in France. 82% of freight theft take place during road transport (mainly on parking lots) and 18% take place on goods storage sites. 72% of theft occur within the truck itself by breaking and entering (71% by cutting the tarpaulin and 17% by breaking into the rear doors).

The professionals of sensitive freight within the BBL Group are constantly developing our security devices to never figure in those statistics.

The specialty of our subsidiaries TIF Sensitive and TMS

La spécialité de nos filiales TIF Sensible et TMS Transports


Fragile goods


Some goods require special attention and handling throughout the transport chain.

Luxury goods, high-tech equipment, and more generally all products that can suffer from mishandling, shocks, vibrations, or temperature variations, fall into these categories of “sensitive cargo”.

Our TIF Sensitive and TMS Transport teams have made a speciality of transporting these goods with reinforced integration and controls: identification and training of personnel, on-board sensors, inspections at each load break, secure storage.


Desirable goods


The types of goods most affected by theft are products such as alcohol and cigarettes, food, clothing and leather goods, and finally perfumes and cosmetics.

Our subsidiaries TIF Sensible and TMS Transport have developed a whole battery of means to thwart goods theft.

  • – Discreet storage sites
  • – CCTV video surveillance systems
  • – Connected alarm systems
  • – Vehicles equipped with on-board computers GPS beacons, sensors…etc.
  • – Armed escorts
  • – Staff selected, identified and trained.
  • – Anti-theft systems for trucks and containers: Denver clogs, intelligent tarps, trailer locks, seals, security labels, etc…

Art Services Transport

The specificities of each work define each step of the transport chain

Art Services Transport is the “Fine Art” subsidiary of the BBL Group, and has been committed to excellence since its creation in 1995.

Directed by Lorraine VILGRAIN, our team of specialists masters the seven characteristic dimensions of the logistics of artworks.

Packing / Boxing

Each artwork is unique and our experts travel (go and see phase) to define the most suitable packaging method to allow a safe handling.

The carpenters of our integrated boxing workshop located in the Paris region then realize according to the required specifications (slide crates, climatic crates, simple or reinforced buffering, etc).

Art Services Transport has several discreet and highly secured storage locations in the Paris region as well as in the Lyon region. These facilities are suitable for short, medium or long term storage.

Be it inland, sea or air, the transport of artworks often uses regular transport lines … Depending on the value of the pieces and their fragility, insurance contracts may require special supervision or escort arrangements. Our teams are experienced in these escort operations during departures, transshipments and arrivals. Art Services Transport also benefits from the entire BBL Group network for the organization of land and overseas transport.

The customs clearance rules applicable to artworks are specific and complex… Export controls and licenses, bonded warehousing under suspension of duties and taxes, loan management and temporary import/export, tax rules and customs duties.

The limits of responsibility of transport operators are systematically exceeded when it comes to works of art. It is therefore essential to take out specific ad valorem insurance to cover the risks. The coverage can be in approved or declared value and its rules of validity often impose particular conditions for the execution of the transport.

Handling adapted to the works with qualified personnel (extreme care and service in white gloves…), Customized installations, from hanging a painting to the installation of monumental pieces.

In the heart of the eighth district of Paris, Art Services Transport can provide you space for a discreet presentation to experts and clients.