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What is an AWB?

The Air Waybill (AWB) is an air cargo document that constitutes the contract of carriage between the “shipper ” and the “carrier ” (airline)

AWB vs. eAWB

The electronic Air Waybill (eAWB) is the electronic contract of carriage between the “shipper” and the “carrier” (airline)

eAWB Process

The below chart presents a simplified view of a paperless air cargo process using the main electronic messages

Shipper

Request
booking with
shipment
information
and security
details

Plan
shipment
and confirm
booking

Freight Forwarder

XFFR/FFR

Prepare
shipment for
export

Transmit
AWB data to
carrier

XFWB/FWB

Airline

GHA

XFFR/FFA
BKD

Receive
shipment
from Freight
Forwarder

FOH

Perform
shipment
acceptance
checks

Accept
shipment as
Ready for
Carriage

RCS

Prepare
shipment for
transport,
load and
depart

Transmit AWB
data to GHA
and
authorities
where applies

Arrive flight,
unload and
dispatch
shipment to
warehouse

Check-in
shipment

Hand over
shipment to
Freight
Forwarder

eAWB SOP

1
Join
the Multilateral
e-AWB
Agreement
2
Ensure
your technology
supports e-AWB
3
Ensure
high-quality
electronic
messages
4
Ensure
business
processes
are set
5
Roll out
e-AWB
6
Report
e-AWB
shipments

eAWB Activities Timeline

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