eAWB Resource Center
The Electronic Airway Bill for Carriers, Forwarders & Ground Handling Agents (GHAs)
This resource center includes information regarding the Electronic Airway Bill (eAWB). We encourage you to bookmark this page and to check back often for updated information.
What is the eAWB?
The eAWB is essentially a contract of carriage between shippers (importers and exporters) and air carriers. It eliminates the need to process and manage paper to simplify data processing to speed the movement of air cargo.
Why was the eAWB Created?
The electronic airway bill was created to:
The eAWB can help to virtually eliminate paper from the air cargo supply chain
Enable Better Communication
Digital information can help to optimize data sharing between carriers, forwarders, shippers and other trading partners
Digitization and electronic communication can result in less overhead with lighter manual and operational processes
Data timeliness and completeness is improved when error-prone manual process are reduced or eliminated
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