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e-Air Waybill (e-AWB)

Developed collaboratively with industry stakeholders, the e-Air Waybill (e-AWB) removes the requirement for a paper Air Waybill (AWB). The e-AWB implementation playbook (pdf) has been developed by IATA to support the adoption of e-AWB by airlines and forwarders, presenting the different steps to go through for a successful e-AWB implementation.

The eAWB360 initiative was launched to accelerate e-AWB penetration and increase adoption of e-AWB at the top 50 e-Airports. 

The new eAWBLink industry tool will help small and medium-sized freight forwarders to become e-AWB capable and join the e-Cargo community.

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About e-AWB

In today's electronic world, air cargo still relies heavily on paper documentation for the exchange of information. Each international airfreight shipment can require more than 30 different paper documents.

The AWB (Air Waybill) is the most important transportation document in Air Cargo.

e-AWB brings accuracy, confidentiality, and efficiency.

e-AWB Industry Targets for 2017​

  • Current Status: *48.2% (February 2017)
  • 2017 Year-end Target: 62%

*Feasible trade lanes: On MP4 and MC99 routes AND on routes between TW and MP4 or MC99 countries.

e-AWB Monthly Update

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Contact us for further information on e-AWB contact us at e-freight@iata.org​​

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