On-Board Courier (Hand Carry)

Declarators offer door-to-door, on-board courier services for time-critical shipments around the world under our own sub-brand “Handcarry”. More information can be found at www.handcarry.com.sg.

Our team has a focus on the freight, aviation and oil & gas industries. Recently, we have also offered our on-board courier services to clients in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and healthcare sectors.


Our dedicated Handcarry specialist accompanies your shipment from pick-up to delivery to the final destination. You will receive continuous updates regarding your shipment’s status. Our handcarry services are available 24 hours daily, including weekends and public holidays, and may be effected within 6 hours of confirmation of booking. There are times when cost becomes a secondary issue due to an urgent requirement of some spare parts at remote locations.

Declarators has staff who can be mobilised at very short notice for hand carry situation at very reasonable prices.

What Sets Our On-Board Courier Service Apart?

Our Hand Carry service is designed for urgent, specialized and high value items. With our On-Board Courier service, one of our staff will travel on a flight with the customer’s goods as their baggage. We literally hand-carry items for customers from one place to another. Hand-carry helps to ensure quick and efficient delivery of important items, including Customs clearance.

Customers for our Hand-Carry service include biotech and pharmaceutical companies, IVF clinics and patients, contract research organizations, university labs, semi-conductor, telecommunications and automotive companies. Items that we frequently carry include: IVF samples (sperm, eggs, embryos), lab animal samples, vaccines, circuit boards, machine parts, high-tech product samples and retail samples.

On Board Courier Services

With Handcarry, your shipments are always handled with the greatest care to ensure a safe, secure and on-time delivery, every time.

When contacting us for a quote for our Hand-Carry service, please include the following information:

  • Name, email-address and phone number
  • Shipment ready date
  • Pick-up location and final destination
  • No. of boxes/items, weight and size

Key Benefits of Using On Board Courier Services

  • Dedicated and experienced team
  • We assist with required documentation
  • Transport of products and specimens in various temperature ranges
  • Real time updates – from pick-up to delivery
  • Faster delivery times and customs clearance
  • We handle logistics and organizational procedures

Dedicated and Experienced Team

Our team is not just skilled but also dedicated, bringing years of experience in on-board courier services. They understand the nuances of urgent and sensitive shipments, ensuring your package is in the safest hands from start to finish.

Assistance with Required Documentation

Navigating the complexities of international shipping documents is part of our service. We assist with all the necessary paperwork, ensuring your items comply with global shipping regulations and customs requirements.

Transport of Products and Specimens in Various Temperature Ranges

We specialize in the transportation of temperature-sensitive products and specimens. Whether your shipment needs to be kept cool, frozen, or at ambient temperature, we have the expertise and equipment to maintain the integrity of your goods.

Real-Time Updates – From Pick-Up to Delivery

Stay informed every step of the way with our real-time updates. From the moment your shipment is picked up to the moment it’s delivered, you’ll have the latest information at your fingertips.

Faster Delivery Times and Customs Clearance

Speed is of the essence in on-board courier services. We not only ensure faster delivery times but also expedite the customs clearance process, reducing wait times and potential delays.

We Handle Logistics and Organizational Procedures

Let us take care of the logistics. We handle all the organizational procedures involved in on-board courier services, so you can focus on your core business activities without worrying about the transportation of your items.

Hand Carry Process


Contact Us. Provide details of your requirements.


We consider transport alternatives and choose the best one to fit your needs.


We provide you with a quote for our on-board courier service. If acceptable, you pay and make the final arrangements.


We collect your shipment, carry it onboard the aircraft and deliver it to its final destination.

FAQs About On-Board Courier Services

An on-board courier service is a premium logistics solution where a dedicated courier accompanies your time-critical shipments on a commercial flight, ensuring the fastest possible delivery directly to the recipient.

Security is a top priority with on-board courier services. The dedicated courier maintains custody of your shipment throughout the transit, significantly reducing the risk of loss or damage.

Yes, on-board courier services are specifically designed to handle global deliveries, navigating international customs and ensuring your shipment arrives as quickly as possible, regardless of the destination.

On-board courier services are ideal for transporting high-value, sensitive, or urgent items such as legal documents, medical specimens, vital machine parts, and electronic components.

Customs clearance is expedited with an on-board courier service due to the courier’s expertise and preparation of necessary documentation, leading to a quicker release of the shipment upon arrival.

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