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e-Air Waybill (e-AWB)

An industry initiative

Developed collaboratively with industry stakeholders, the e-Air Waybill (e-AWB) removes the requirement for a paper Air Waybill (AWB).

e-AWB targets

  • 22% e-AWB by end of 2014 
  • 45% e-AWB by end of 2015
  • 80% e-AWB by end of 2016

 e-AWB status report 

A win-win project

e-AWB benefits

With the e-AWB, there is no longer a need to print, handle or archive paper AWBs. e-AWB brings accuracy, confidentiality and efficiency. It helps reducing operational costs and speeding-up the delivery of air freight shipments - for example, there will no longer be delays due to the paper AWB being misplaced or lost.

See our e-AWB case studies and find out the benefits of e-AWB for Cathay Pacific in Hong Kong and a large freight forwarder.

The new IATA Multilateral e-AWB Agreement provides a single standard agreement that airlines and freight forwarders can sign once with IATA to enter into e-AWB agreements with all parties, without having to sign numerous bilateral agreements. 

Start e-AWB now!

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