The Air Waybill (AWB) is a critical air cargo document that constitutes the contract of carriage between the “shipper” and the “carrier” (airline). The Electronic Air Waybill Resolution 672 (MeA) removes the requirement for a paper AWB. There is therefore no longer a need to print, handle or archive the paper, largely simplifying the air cargo process.
e-AWB is now the default contract of carriage
Nine years after its introduction in 2010, e-AWB became the default contract of carriage for all air cargo shipments on enabled trade lanes on 1 January 2019. This key industry milestone brings air cargo into a new era where digital processes are now the norm and paper is the exception.
Interested in starting your e-AWB roll out?
- Download the new e-AWB implementation playbook (pdf)
- Download the latest e-AWB Global SOP (pdf)
- Download the guidelines on best practice (pdf)