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e-AWB Buzz: August Edition

Global penetration - July 2014



+1.2% month over month

+2.0% month over month

Top 3 airlines by e-AWB volumes

1. Cathay Pacific Group (CXG)
2. Emirates (EK)
3. SIA Cargo (SQ)

1. Delta Air Lines (DL)
2. China Southern Airlines (CZ)
3. SAA - South African Airways (SA)

 July 2014 - e-AWB Monthly International report (pdf)

Top e-AWB Performers


% e-AWB Penetration

% Growth










Delta Air Lines






Malaysian Airlines



Freight Forwarders
Expeditors Group



Kuehne + Nagel



TNT Group



One step closer to 100% e-AWB in Nordic Market

Nine IATA member airlines: SAS Cargo, Finnair Cargo, Lufthansa Cargo, Air France/KLM, Korean Air, Cathay Pacific, Qatar Airways and Emirates took the lead to drive adoption of e-AWB in Nordic Market through harmonization of their operations procedures and data quality improvement.

Their collaboration is beginning to show result: 

  • Finnair (AY) implemented Single Process in August. 80% of shipments out their home hub are now processed electronically 
  • Icelandair Cargo (FI) launched e-AWB on its main export route KEF-LGG. Over 85% of export shipments KEF-LGG in July were e-AWBs. FI plans to expand e-AWB implementation to CPH and LHR
  • Sweden is not far behind on e-AWB, airlines have high hopes of increasing e-AWB volume this year. In July, e-AWB penetration in Sweden reached 2.6%. Mr. Nozinsky of Lufthansa states, “we are happy to be on the way to finally turn this initiative into reality. I now expect the volume of e-AWBs to increase dramatically in the coming days and weeks“ 
  • Norway and Denmark continue to work on overcoming some system issues for full implementation. In July, Denmark reached 7.5% penetration, while Norway stand at 1%. These figures are expecting to increase by year end as airlines and forwarders are working together to drive e-AWB adoption in these two countries


Lufthansa Cargo (LH) goes Paperless

e-AWB Single Process in Italy

The two Lufthansa Cargo (LH) stations in Milano – Segrate (SWK) and Malpensa (MXP) – are ready for e-AWB Single Process so (LH) customers can deliver their freight paperless at both airports and replace their master air way bill (MAWB) with the electronic air waybill (e-AWB).

The Pilot stations in southern Europe put a great effort to change their processes according to the new strategy. The challenge was to open both stations at the same time so that the Lufthansa Cargo customers can deliver their freight paperless at both airports and replace their master air way bill (MAWB) with the electronic air waybill (e-AWB).

Find out more about the single process and how to implement it (pdf)


Over 50% of Lufthansa stations open for paperless import worldwide

Lufthansa Cargo has reached an important milestone at the opening of stations for e-Freight import. Currently 175 stations of Lufthansa Cargo are able to receive shipments without any paper AWB. These stations cover more than 70 % of all shipments.

The latest achievement was the opening of Bangalore (BLR) in India. With the opening of stations we enable more and more lanes for e-Freight and reduce the paper volume of produced paper air waybills. At Lufthansa Cargo, they started making international airfreight paperless and are steadily progressing. LH are a major driver in the implementation of e-Freight, with the goal to completely digitize the supply chain, and in order to help facilitate the whole process, LH Cargo has put together an e-AWB roll-out team that will introduce the e-AWB single process worldwide.

View other regions driving e-AWB (pdf)


The Multilateral e-AWB agreement update

Multilateral e-AWB Agreement Logo

Multilateral e-AWB monthly bulletin - July 2014 Edition

See the latest list of parties to the agreement  

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