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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