IATA announces e-AWB as default effective 1 January 2019

Effective 1 January 2019, the electronic Air Waybill (e-AWB) will become the default contract of carriage for all air cargo shipments on enabled trade lanes.

e-AWB brings numerous benefits such as:

  - Elimination of paper based processes 

  - Improved efficiency and reliability of the overall cargo handling process

  - Faster delivery times

  - Decrease handling errors

  - Positive impact on the environment with reduced paper usage  

IATA encourages all air cargo industry stakeholders to switch to e-AWB at the earliest unless a paper air waybill may still be required due to applicable international treaties, national law, or as bilaterally agreed between the parties.

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