Hand Carry

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.

After AIT schedules a pickup of your package, one of our trained logistics professionals travels with your shipment in-hand, ensuring speedy and safe transportation to the airport.

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.

Urgent and high-value shipments from all types of industries benefit from the lightning-fast, ultra-secure transport of hand carry service, including life sciences commodities, circuit boards, sensitive electronics, telecommunications devices, automotive parts, product samples and more.
AIT offers many transportation logistics services that deliver products quickly and safely to their final destinations all over the world. Depending on the specific needs of your critical shipments, air or sea charter might be a good fit for you, as well.

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.

Air Charters

  • Full and partial charter
  • Extensive core carrier relationships
  • Sensitive cargo, including government, aerospace, hazardous and high-value material

Sea Charters

  • Service to all ports, including deep water and restricted areas
  • Complete project management
  • Full-service options for any vessel and storage type

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