....One of those days that we miss touring show equipment around the world...
GPS Global love to be innovators in tour planning, freight management, cargo transportation and shipping literally anything, anywhere at any time. This unique logistics service is the product of over 25 years experience.
The Coronavirus Pandemic has been ripping through our communities and many events, performers, venues, suppliers and many more are suffering the Corona crisis.
Let's stay strong and look forward to better times soon!
The Coronavirus (COVID-19) is gripping the world. Infections have been diagnosed around the world since the outbreak in China last December. In Europe too, the virus has spread rapidly and several countries are taking emergency measures to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus.
GPS Global strictly follows the measures of the Dutch Government. Our operations will continue uninterrupted, however most of our team are working remote. Our warehouse operations are still available under limited operating hours.
Please feel welcome for any logistics and- or transportation solutions and support. Our team is available!
GPS Global managed to coordinate the full North American Tour for Brussels Philharmonic Orchestra.
Base load: 2x main-deck and 2x lower-deck pallet, total 5500 kg of extreme valuable music instruments, dedicated palletized under GPS Global supervision. The tour started in Ottawa, Canada and continued via West Palm Beach to Vero Beach, Fort Lauderdale and finished in at the Carnegie Hall in New York.
About the orchestra:
The Brussels Philharmonic was founded in 1935 by the Belgian public broadcaster (NIR/INR). Over the years, the orchestra has performed with many top conductors and soloists. It enjoys an excellent reputation for performing premieres of new works and has collaborated with world-renowned composers such as Bartók, Stravinsky, Messiaen and Francesconi.
The orchestra’s historic home port is the Flagey building, where it rehearses and performs in Studio 4 – in acoustic terms one of the top concert halls in the world – and which serves as its home base for concerts in Brussels, Flanders and Europe.
For more information please check : www.brusselsphilharmonic.be
GPS Global managed to ship the full set of the "Kings of War" production from International Theatre Amsterdam (former Toneelgroep Amsterdam to Taiwan.
Base load: 3x 40'HC - approx 20 tons of professional stage equipment.
Kings of War combines Henry V, Henry VI and Richard III into a single, explosive play about leadership.
For his portrayal of Richard III, Hans Kesting received the Louis d’Or in 2016. The play was also selected for the National Dutch Theatre Festival that same year. The jury’s report read: ‘Performed with crystal clear directing, breathtaking scenography and with perfect musical accompaniment, Toneelgroep Amsterdam demonstrates Shakespeare’s immortality during the 400th anniversary of his death. Let’s hope this Kings of war will be performed regularly in the Netherlands.’
After a successful exhibition in New Zealand, GPS Global managed to move the exhibition to Toronto. A very challenging operation as a new art piece was added to the touring collection. A huge frame packed in a 6 meters length and 3 meters height crate which nearly fitted in a B747 combi.
This is the largest Banksy exhibit ever assembled! The Art of Banksy, curated by Steve Lazarides, the artist's former manager, displays the largest collection of Banksy's works. Included in the collection is the famous painting known as "Girl and Balloon" and the controversial work "Laugh Now" – a witty graffiti piece that depicts a monkey with a sign hanging from his neck with the words: "Laugh now, but one day we'll be in charge."
Banksy, who refrains from revealing his identity and does not appear in public, is a painter, graffiti artist and social activist, considered one of the world's top political graffiti artists.
"This is a one of a kind exhibition – you will never again have the opportunity to see so many works in one place. Once the exhibition is over, the artwork will be returned to 40 different art collectors around the world, and the chances that they will be displayed together again in the future are extremely slim,” says Steve Lazarides, curator.
Source : www.banksyexhibit.com
GPS Global was appointed to ship 40 containers carrying over 600tons of exposition structures used for multiple events and exhibitions in the Middle East from Rotterdam to Doha, Qatar.
GPS Global is proud to announce that it was appointed as the official logistics service provider for the Brussels Philharmonic Orchestra Japan tour 2017.
GPS Global managed to collect all instruments from the Brussels venue by temperature controlled truck for direct delivery to Amsterdam airport. All instruments where build on dedicated airfreight pallets under strict GPS Global supervision. On arrival at Narita airport a GPS Global Project Coordinator managed to supervise the break-down of the airfreight pallets, customs clearances and delivery to first venue in Tokyo. Two weeks later GPS Global returned all instruments safely back to Brussels.
GPS Trucking, member of the GPS Global Group, has expanded its fleet with a new enclosed trailer which can load up to 6 cars.
With this new trailer GPS Trucking follows the GPS Group strategy to increase its capacity in the European market. GPS Trucking offers dedicated enclosed car transportation for auctions, musea, rally's, collectors, shows and events.
"Unique dance performances on tour"
Since may years GPS Global is in charge of the Global tour transportation for Akram Khan Dance Company productions.
This week,te Until the Lions team enjoy the remote and gorgeous French territory of La Reunion Island and perform at TEAT Champs Fleuri unti Saturday. Then they return to mainland France for more shows in Angers, Sete, Brest and Reims.
Akram Khan Company produces thoughtful, provacative and ambitious dance productions for the international stage.
For more info: www.akramkhancompany.net
GPS proud to announce that is been awarded a contract for transport of the “Wicked” Dance event – production equipment to Moscow, Russia. In close cooperation with sister company Pieter Smit Show Services, 4 dedicated tour trucks including the well known “Sensation” logo will delivery in total 30 tons of equipment.
Based on our long term strategy, GPS Global will amplify it’s presence in the classical music sector and offer it’s dedicated international touring solutions to orchestra’s, artists and related suppliers.
Following this strategy GPS is pleased to announce the new membership of IAMA.
The International Artist Managers’ Association (IAMA) – is the only worldwide association for classical music artist managements. It is dedicated to serving all its members’ needs including Affiliate and Group members and it strives to raise professional standards in the business of music.
For information: www.iamaworld.com
NDT Returns to The Joyce! GPS Global has been awarded the USA Tour logistics for NDT2 February 2015. GPS managed to deliver the full set of props, stage and costumes to The Joyce Theatre. Delivery was a challenge due to the heavy snow storms this period, however GPS managed to deliver in time.
About the performance:
Dance historian Deborah Jowitt offers an insight into the history Nederlands Dans Theater 2. When Benjamin Harkavy left his position as ballet master of the Dutch National Ballet in 1959, he took a number of the dancers with him and founded a new group that took the name Nederlands Dance Theater. He intended to expose the dancers and their audience to more contemporary choreography. NDT expanded its horizons beyond its host country—especially as directed by choreographer Jiří Kylian, beginning in 1975.
Kylián created Nederlands Dance Theater 2 in 1978 as a springboard for training young dancers who might one day “graduate” into the parent company. The dancers in NDT2 are young; they range from seventeen-year-olds to ones who have reached twenty-two. But this ensemble of eighteen grew up fast—learning works by major choreographers who treated them like the mature performers that they are in terms of the many years of training they sweated through.
NDT2 has also fostered younger choreographers. On this U.S. tour, NDT2 is presenting two works by the team of Paul Lightfoot and Sol Léon (Lightfoot has headed the company since 2011), one by resident choreographer Johan Inger, and one by the duo of Sharon Eyal and Gai Behar, who direct the Israeli company L-E-V. Two of the four dances are American premieres. And these choreographers have moved the company into new territory. In these troubled times, it’s not surprising that they want not just to demonstrate the physical beauty and virtuosity of the dancers but to show the forces that twist them, cripple them, or knock them off balance. Awkwardness may reveal humanity and vulnerability, especially when allied with stunning physical skills and emotions that are keyed to a challenged environment.