Book Onboard Couriers to Hand Carry Your Most Critical Shipments
Provide peace of mind with hand delivery service from AIT
Don't let tight connections or documentation issues stand in the way of on-time delivery for your most crucial cargo.
When even next flight out services aren't hands-on enough, consider hand delivery service via an onboard courier (called "hand carry," for short).
Read on to learn more about hand delivery service and find out if hand carry via an onboard courier is the right fit for your needs.
Rather than the 24- to 72-hour wait time of normal cargo, hand delivery shipments are carried on the plane in the passenger cabin. Without delay, the onboard courier boards and deplanes the aircraft with hands and eyes on your shipment the entire time.
After your onboard courier arrives at the destination airport, a dedicated vehicle immediately picks up your shipment and delivers it to its destination.
When booked as “cargo,” your shipments move through air freight facilities and fly under the plane’s main deck as belly cargo. But with hand carry shipments, speed reigns—and dwell time is vastly reduced.
Clear customs faster
With hand delivery services via an onboard courier, your shipment will clear customs soon after arriving at the destination airport. By eliminating the time-consuming steps for larger shipments, hand carry services expedite delivery of critical and time-sensitive products.
Secure chain of custody
Using an onboard courier to transport products also helps maintain a constant, in-transit chain of custody throughout the lifecycle of a shipment, while adding a personal touch. In line-down emergencies and other high stakes, urgent situations, hand delivery service provides the most dependable way to ensure your critical items arrive as soon – and as safely – as possible.
Top secret clearance
AIT’s highly-qualified hand carry couriers hold individual security certifications and clearances, including top secret clearance from the Department of Defense. You can rest assured your sensitive communications equipment and avionics are secure in our trusted custody.
Our exclusive air and sea charters enable secure, dedicated transport wherever your freight is headed. And AIT’s expert logistics team will craft a shipping plan tailored to your specifications and budget.
- Full and partial charter
- Extensive core carrier relationships
- Sensitive cargo, including government, aerospace, hazardous and high-value material
- Service to all ports, including deep water and restricted areas
- Complete project management
- Full-service options for any vessel and storage type