News relating to the New Zealand freight industry
The following message is from IATA:
Dear Air Cargo stakeholders,
Resolution 672 “FORM OF MULTILATERAL E-AIR WAYBILL AGREEMENT” was declared effective on 18 April 2013.
Consequently, airlines and freight forwarders are now able to sign the multilateral e-AWB agreement.
As you know, the multilateral e-AWB agreement enables airlines and freight forwarders to sign once with IATA and do e-AWB with all participating parties, eliminating the need to sign hundreds of bilateral agreements.
- You can download copy of the multilateral agreement, along with joining instructions and FAQ, from the IATA website.
- IATA launched an awareness campaign and you may soon be contacted by IATA local representatives
Attached you will find the CSC Declaration of Effectiveness memo for Resolution 672.
e-AWB Implementation Toolkit
How to Implement e-AWB?
Implementing e-AWB is easy!
Quick Reference Guides
- The e-AWB Quick Reference Guide for Airlines (pdf) gives an overview on how an airline can implement e-AWB.
- The e-AWB Quick Reference Guide for Freight Forwarders (pdf) gives an overview on how a freight forwarder can implement e-AWB.
- Some business partners may wish to do e-AWB under the bilateral e-AWB agreement which is provided in Recommended Practice (RP) 1670. Download copy of RP1670.
Best practices and recommendations
The eAWB Advisory Group and other industry e-AWB participants have agreed on the following best practices and recommendations:
- Recommendation on how to determine shipments that can be processed as e-AWB and the use of the special handling code ECC (pdf)
- Recommendation on the number of freight-forwarder-issued FWB that an airline IT system should be capable to process (pdf)
- Recommended practice on the label to be placed on the pouch when there is no accompanying paper air waybill - New CSC Recommended Practice1600u Cargo Pouch Label (pdf)
- Functional specifications for e-AWB (pdf)
- Functional specifications for e-AWB in case of interlining (pdf)
e-AWB requires the exchange of electronic messages. You find here an overview of the involved electronic messages. It is recommended to use either Cargo-XML or Cargo-IMP messages to support e-AWB: