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Air Cargo

The Air courier services we are offering ensures prompt and timely delivery with the help of our wide and experienced sharing network in all the countries. We put our 100% effort to ensure that these services are given in a wise manner so that the consignment can be delivered on time.

  • Cost-effective
  • Timely execution
  • High flexibility

Surface Cargo

Sparrow Surface Courier service is an economical, door-to-door, ground distribution service to over 35,000 locations in India for shipments weighing 10 kgs and above. It offers a cost-effective logistics option for your less time-sensitive shipments, with the following value-added features and benefits

Sea Cargo

We ship almost everything for you, from important documents and medicines to grocery, condiments, food products and Excess baggage. Our services are world wide, covering all major countries and continents from US, UK, Canada

Economical Pricing All these benefits are available at charges that support value-pricing.

Our services are subject to our Terms and Conditions of Domestic service and the liability terms incorporated therein. Please read these carefully before you avail of our services.

The courier-on-board export mode permits carriage of:

  • Documents
  • Free Gifts – up to a value of ₹ 25,000/= .
  • Samples – up to a value of ₹ 50,000/= (where no Foreign Exchange Remittance is involved).
  • Commercial Shipments (where Foreign Exchange Remittance is involved) where the Shipper has obtained a GR1 Form Waiver from the Reserve Bank of India.

All shipments are forwarded under courier Shipping Bill for Exports, and are subject to examination and appraisal by the relevant customs authorities. Customs are liable to detain shipments where the values are in question, and could permit export only upon receiving proof of values OR, in the event the Shipper is unable to substantiate proof of value, release the shipment back to the Shipper after levy of a fine/penalty for value misdeclaration.

The Bureau Civil Aviation Security (BCAS) and Airline Security restrictions apply for COB Export shipments where Electronics, Bulk Drugs and Chemicals are restricted for carriage. Further, packages above 32 kgs are also restricted for carriage due to requirements at the destination

Carriage of shipments on the Courier-on-Board Export Mode are subject to customs paperwork requirements specified by the destination.

Security regulations do not permit delivery of certain items on the Sparrow Surface courier. Click on Banned Commodities and Dangerous Goods Prohibited on Sparrow Global Shipping for details.

Certain items are banned or restricted for carriage on our services because of the restrictions imposed by the Bureau Civil Aviation Security (BCAS) and/or the Regulatory Requirements of the State. Listed below are the various categories of Banned and Restricted Commodities. 

  • Currency
  • Indian Postal Articles.
  • Liquids & Semi-liquids*.
  • Philately Items.
  • Pornography
  • Bullion
  • Drugs and Narcotics (Illegal).
  • Firearms, parts thereof and ammunition.
  • Precious & Semi-Precious Items.
  • Radioactive Material.
  • Commodities banned by Law at any given time without prior notice.
  • All IATA Restricted Items and Dangerous goods.

Dutiable Shipping Bill
Duty for Exports is levied on the Shipper for export of items like Coffee, Mica, Raw Cotton, Raw Wool, Tea, Tobacco, etc.

Such items can only be cleared through customs against a Dutiable Shipping Bill, which is the only form of Shipping Bill that is handled manually by customs. Export Duty must be paid by the shipper.

Export of Pharmaceuticals

For Export of Pharmaceuticals, the following additional documentation is required along with the other applicable documents mentioned above:

  • Drug Licence Copy.
  • Form 20/21B.
  • A sample of the contents for inspection by the Additional Drug Controller.
  • Sample of the label affixed on the package.



Dangerous Goods are not acceptable for carriage.
For all other chemicals that are accepted for carriage, the following documents are required, apart from the normal customs paperwork:

  • Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Certificate.
    Certificate from the Shipper certifying that the goods are not covered under the latest edition of the IATA DANGEROUS GOODS REGULATIONS, and are non-hazardous, non-toxic and non-corrosive, and can be carried on a passenger aircraft.MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheet) which should include ‘Transportation details’.


FAQ about Cargo and Courier services

Do you have (COD) Cash on Delivery?

The invoice value of the shipment booked by you will be collected from the consignee in the form of cash at the time of the delivery. The cash collected from the consignee will be returned to you to complete the transaction

FOD (Freight on Delivery)?

The freight of the shipment will be collected from the consignee at the time of delivery.

Track your Shipment

You can Track your shipment over the net on, or contact Sparrow Global Shipping to receive information on the status of your shipment. You can also view, download and print copies of Proof Of Deliveries and Delivery challans of your Surface shipments.

Pick-up Convenience

You may contact Sparrow Global Services to schedule a pick-up, and your shipment will be picked-up, transported, cleared through regulatory channels and delivered to the consignee, while you are able to receive updated information and proof of delivery on demand.

Secure Shipments

All the destinations serviced by Dart Surfaceline are supported by our own warehouses, manned by trained professionals to ensure the safety and security of your shipments.