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Developed collaboratively with industry stakeholders, the e-Air Waybill (e-AWB) removes the requirement for a paper Air Waybill (AWB).
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The 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.
You can join in a few easy steps. More details: www.iata.org/e-AWB-multilateral
e-AWB requires the exchange of electronic data. You should have the technical capability to:
Overview of the electronic messages for e-AWB (pdf).
The quality of the electronic messages should be accurate as there will be no more paper AWB.
IATA can help you identify and improve your data quality through the Message Improvement Program (MIP)
Review your business processes, together with your business partners, to makes sure they are adapted to the new paperless way of operating. To help you, IATA developed an e-AWB functional specifications and recommendations. Feel free to use it for your own operations. www.iata.org/e-AWB-process
Where can we do e-AWB? The e-AWB Acceptance by Customs document (pdf) is information maintained by IATA using data reported by the industry. In case the information listed is not aligned with your own experience, please report it to IATA Cargo.
Airlines are encouraged to inform IATA regularly about their e-AWB shipments. See detailed information in the e-AWB Reporting Specifications (pdf)
The e-AWB can be used on routes where the country of origin and the country of destination have ratified the same treaty: Montreal Convention (MC99) or Montreal Protocol (MP4). Check the ICAO website to get the list of latest information:
e-AWB requires the exchange of electronic messages. To better help you understand e-AWB please see this e-AWB presentation (pdf) as well as an overview of the involved electronic messages (pdf).
It is recommended to use either Cargo-XML or Cargo-IMP messages to support e-AWB.
Functional specifications for e-AWB (pdf)
The e-AWB Acceptance by Customs document (pdf) is information maintained by IATA using data reported by the industry. In case the information listed is not aligned with your own experience, please report it to IATA Cargo.
Local Guideline and Recommendations (pdf) to facilitate e-AWB adoption and activation have been developed by the Japan working group.
e-AWB Handling Guidelines (pdf) developed by the Singapore e-AWB Working group.
The Multilateral e-AWB Agreement, IATA Resolution 672 (doc), provides a single standard agreement that airlines and freight forwarders can sign once with IATA and start doing e-AWB with all other parties to the Agreement.
The following industry associations from across the world have confirmed their support for the multilateral e-AWB agreement. (pdf)
The e-Cargo Matchmaker is a free of charge web-based tool offering e-freight and e-AWB stakeholders easier and more flexible access to the list of live airports, locations, airlines, freight forwarders and ground handling agents.
For more information, download the e-Cargo Matchmaker User Guide (pdf).
Benefits of Matchmaker (pdf)
The new feature in Matchmaker enables airlines to declare the airports where Single Process has been implemented. This information will be displayed in the ‘Airline by Origin Airport’ report, https://matchmaker.iata.org/efReport/airlineEawbByOriginAirport If you have implemented Single Process then please update Matchmaker accordingly, guidelines on how to update Single process in matchmaker can be found here.
Registration and registered users
e-AWB at e-Airports in 2015
In 2015 the focus will be on the top airports where it is possible to do e-AWB, e-Airports.
The goal, to reach 55% e-AWB penetration at these top 50 airports.
Kale helps carriers with e-AWB(The Loadstar, June 2015)
CIFFA promotes e-AWB(The Forwarder, Spring 2015)
IAG Cargo end 2014 strong (The Loadstar, 2 March 2015)
e-AWB take-up hits its stride (Air Cargo News, 1 October 2014)
QA to adopt e-AWB (Gulf Times, 30 September 2014)
'It's time to modernize' (The Loadstar, 30 September 2014)
e-AWB adoption up 2% in Aug-2014! (CAPA, 30 September 2014)
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