Whether it's sensitive business documents or urgently needed spare parts to prevent manufacturing downtime, our Onboard Courier (OBC) service takes care of maximum speed delivery by highly skilled "hand carry" air couriers, door-to-door anywhere in the world if required!

Our experts guarantee the complete logistics including customs clearance and insurance. You can track your shipment at any time. Benefit from our worldwide logistics network, individual logistics solutions and, last but not least, decades of experience.

Personal delivery

By a reliable courier

Maximum speed

Through expedited transit and customs clearance

Complete supply chain

Including customs clearance and insurance

Your advantages with an on-board courier from Röhlig


  • Reliability through over 1,500 qualified couriers from our partner network with all visas

  • Fastest possible delivery due to accelerated transit and customs clearance times
  • Door-to-door service from anywhere in the world to the desired destination
  • Coverage of the entire supply chain including customs clearance and insurance
  • Tracking of the shipment possible at any time through us
  • Direct contact with Röhlig through personal contact persons
  • Global logistics network

"For me personally, handling an OBC is always a highlight. You can feel the relief of the customers when they are sure that the urgently needed goods will reach their destination quickly and reliably." Sven Faessler, Global Airfreight Product Manager at Röhlig Logistics

Let's talk about the Onboard Courier Service!


An On Board Courier - also known as a Hand Carry Courier or Flight Messenger - takes the item(s) to be transported onto a scheduled flight as his or her luggage. This ensures that the consignment is always guarded and can be acted upon immediately should any hurdles to onward transportation arise.

Typically, important contracts and other documents, essential components, urgently needed spare and production parts (aircraft overhaul (AOG), automotive industry, etc.) or special valuables.

The costs for a door-to-door air cargo transport with an OBC depend on various factors and are to be determined depending on the individual case.

Only appropriately packaged goods that are accessible to the courier are transported. The transport of dangerous goods is excluded (exceptions are regulated in table 2.3 of the IATA dangerous goods regulations). All deliveries are subject to the usual security checks.

This depends on whether it is transported in the aircraft cabin or as baggage. As hand luggage: maximum 55 x 40 x 20 cm (1 bag in Economy, 2 bags Business/First Class). Maximum weight: 8 kg per bag. As checked baggage: width + length + height in total maximum 203 cm. Maximum weight: 32 kg.

The freight must be suitably packed and accessible at all times - screwing, nailing or sealing is not permitted. If required, we offer a packing service at a charge.

We offer extensive insurance options for you. Our trained staff will be happy to advise you and work with you to determine which options are suitable for your specific needs.

Your competent partner for fast, flexible solutions

With Röhlig, you can rely on a modern logistics service provider with a global presence and the customer orientation and reliability of a family-run company since 1852. With 2,700 dedicated employees and a pool of 1,500 qualified couriers in more than 35 countries, we offer you a global network and at the same time proximity, accessibility and fast, tailor-made solutions. Meeting the highest requirements is our standard.

Perfect all-round service

Before our on-board couriers start working for you, we analyse the order and determine the fastest and safest delivery option. Each delivery can present its own challenges. That's why we always have a plan B, C and D ready. Our IATA-trained air freight experts know the customs regulations of each country and will find a solution for you. Strict compliance with the regulations against bribery and corruption (UK Bribery Act 2010, US FCPA Regulations etc.) is a matter of course for us.

Are you looking for a fast and reliable onboard courier or do you have any questions? Please contact us.


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