Maximum concentration is essential. The drivers carry out the pre-departure checks and pre-heat the trucks. The instruments are collected from our partner, Preissler Music. Once on-site, the trucks are positioned and loading is carried out by our drivers and Preissler Music staff. The flight cases are loaded into the pre-heated trucks using elevators, ramps and tail lifts. Where the type of Preissler Music flight case being used permits, and when so required due to the volume of cargo, the cases are stacked in a specific order.
A specific loading sequence always has to be followed, so the flight cases must also be loaded in the same order via the elevator. So precise communication and coordination within the team is very important.
When everything’s loaded up, it’s time to go. The first leg of the European tour passes through the Channel Tunnel and up to Edinburgh. Once there, our drivers and Preissler Music staff unload the trucks. And of course everything has to be loaded back on again after the concert.
The tour moves on from Edinburgh to London. As in Edinburgh, the unloading and reloading is carried out by our team together with the Preissler Music staff.
From London, the journey continues to Amsterdam, then to Hamburg, and the final leg is from Hamburg to Berlin. On arrival in Berlin, the instruments are unloaded at the Preissler Music facility. Ready for the next tour.