Shipping with Delta Cargo

For most shipments, anyone wishing to tender cargo to Delta Air Lines in the United States must be registered as one of the parties listed below. These requirements are regulated by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA).

Known Shipper
A Known Shipper is an individual or entity wishing to tender their own goods for air transportation on a passenger air carrier that has gone through an approval process mandated by the TSA.

If you are not a Known Shipper and would like to become one, please fill out the appropriate form (US Based Shipping or International Based Shipping) in the Getting Started section. This form is required to start the process of becoming a known shipper with Delta. We will verify your information through the TSA database. If a site inspection is required there will be a non-refundable minimum fee of $75.00. This fee is mileage based and may be higher. When a site visit is necessary, recurrent site visits following the initial inspection will be necessary to remain onthe known shipper list.

Indirect Air Carrier (IAC)
An Indirect Air Carrier (IAC) refers to any person or entity within the United States not in possession of an FAA air carrier operating certificate, that ships cargo belonging to any other person or entity. An IAC undertakes to engage indirectly in air transportation of property and uses for all or any part of such transportation the services of a passenger air carrier. Each Indirect Air Carrier must adopt and carry out a security program that meets TSA requirements.