Once we have received your confirmation of our quote, we will begin the detailed planning of your trip. The routing is planned according to whether the project involves a single transport job, a guest performance, or a full tour.
In the case of a single transport job, there is usually one location from where the instruments are collected and a venue to which they are transported. After the concert, all instruments are returned to their original location.
Transport services for guest performances and tours are handled differently. They require much more time-consuming planning, with a number of aspects to be considered.
They usually involve travel to multiple venues in different cities, or even different countries. Visas for certain countries might need to be obtained, as well as special permits to drive on Sundays and public holidays, or to travel on restricted roads and enter restricted areas where necessary. It is essential to plan schedules down to the last detail. That means assessing where and when each concert takes place, and calculating the time between performances. Depending on the scope and duration of the planned tour, our experienced teams of drivers and loading personnel might need to be swapped mid-way through. Absolute adherence to the schedule and perfect time management are immensely important in order for the tour to be a complete success.
Once the planning of routes and timings is complete, we deploy our staff for the specific days and times. A single transport within a city, or nationally, will not involve swapping teams. As mentioned, the procedure for tours is different. They often last two or three weeks. In those cases, a new team is flown to a selected city to replace the original team when necessary. This enables us to strictly observe the regulations governing driving and rest times for our staff.