Electronic air waybills
have many advantages in comparison with their paper precursors:
"Electronic air waybills
will come directly from the origin to Customs so nobody will be able to change the documents.
Pillar 2 focuses on working collaboratively within the cargo supply chain to digitize the core transportation documents passing between forwarder, handler and airline, starting with the air waybill
, but also including the house manifest, flight manifest, and security declaration.
Document pouches--generally consisting of an air waybill
, invoice and packing list--are sent to the import desk for notification to the potential importers of the arrival of their shipment.
In addition, air waybills
act as prima facie evidence of the contract terms, the receipt of the cargo and the conditions of the air carriage.
As he examines the plants and flowers, he recites their scientific names, and checks them against the waybill
listing the names and quantity of plants in the shipment.
The app is designed to allow customers to track and trace air freight documented on Iberia and British Airways World Cargo Air Waybills
International Air Transport Association CEO Tony Tyler has lauded Korean carriers for supporting the global e-freight initiative, including the introduction of air waybills
. Ensuring that Korea remains at the forefront of the flight sector, however, will require the nation to develop new policies that enhance the competitiveness of aviation, he explained.
Features of the new website include the ability to book, trace and track cargo shipments individually and in real time through an online tool; access up-to-date shipping guidelines; view a current list of shipping restrictions and embargoes; request waybills
and make claims online; receive answers to frequently asked questions.
The Federal Aviation Administration is providing almost USD3.7m in grants through the block grant programme, which is funded through taxes collected nationally on airline tickets, freight waybills
, international departure fees and sale of aviation fuel.
Industry insiders point to both system-integration issues and the Warsaw Convention, which mandated in 1929 that carriers must contain paper air waybills
to keep their liability limits intact, as other roadblocks.
Cathay Pacific Airways today began implementing the rollout of 100% electronic air waybills
(e-AWB) in Hong Kong.