What is e-Air Waybill (e-AWB)?
e-Air Waybill (e-AWB) is the electronic form of the paper air waybill that constitutes the contract of carriage between the carrier (airline) and the shipper (freight forwarder).
e-AWB is the default contract of carriage for air cargo shipments carried by Singapore Airlines on enabled trade lanes.
Key steps to implement e-AWB
Freight Forwarder to sign the IATA multilateral e-AWB agreement - this enables them to legally conclude the conditions of contract electronically with the airline.
Freight Forwarder’s system to support the following functions in the IATA Cargo-IMP or Cargo-XML message standards:
? Transmit the FWB (e-AWB) message
? Receive freight status message (FSU)
- FSU/FOH (Freight-on-Hand)
- FSU/RCS (Ready-for-Carriage)
? Receive the acknowledgement message (FMA)
? Receive the reject messsage (FNA)