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 performance and results
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 will be the norm and paper will be the exception.
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e-AWB Global Standard Operating Procedure (SOP)