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 electronic airway bill is the digital form of a paper airway bill. This electronic format is the foundation for adding further digital processes in the air cargo supply chain to increase overall efficiency.

Why was the eAWB Created?


The electronic airway bill was created to:

Minimize Paperwork
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
Reduce Labor
Digitization and electronic communication can result in less overhead with lighter manual and operational processes

Improve Accuracy
Data timeliness and completeness is improved when error-prone manual process are reduced or eliminated

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Resources for Forwarders


eBook
Review an interactive guide on the eAWB developed freight forwarders
Overview
Benefits of the eAWB for Forwarders
Infographic
The eAWB & Countering Tight Margins in Air Cargo

Resources for Carriers


eBook
Review and easy-to-read eBook on the eAWB developed for air carriers

Overview
Benefits of the eAWB for Carriers

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