The cargo community on Brussels Airport – through Air Cargo Belgium – switched over on 01/10/2017 to electronic Air Waybills (e-AWB) as the preferred means for shipping cargo to all destinations, by using the e-AWB single process. This initiative is implemented in the scope of IATA’s e-AWB360 program.
Please find below the approved e-AWB Standard Operating Procedure for Brussels, for both import as export flows. During ACB’s first year, the e-freight working group developed this SOP which is the result of thorough discussions and collaboration of the working group members, in consultation with the BRUcargo community. The SOP includes all guidelines and principles on which e-AWB shipments are based upon, regardless destination. On the following link you find the complete SOP (e-AWB export process flow included)Download
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The Single Process implies that for the forwarding agents with whom an airline agreed to start e-AWB, the airline will provide a copy AWB to the destinations for which e-AWB is not yet possible.
Single process makes it possible to deliver all AWBs paperless. For lanes where a paper copy is required for operational or other reasons, the airline will print a paper AWB. In order to do so, the airline will use the electronic data, received from the forwarding agent.
The Multilateral e-AWB Agreement provides the legal framework for parties to conclude cargo contracts by electronic means. An airline and a freight forwarder signs the MeA only once, and can immediately start moving e-AWB shipments with their partner, provided that both have mutually “activated” a location where they have operations. You’re just a few steps away from getting started! Please find below the guidelines for airlines and freight forwarders to join the Multilateral e-AWB agreement and get activated.
The goal of this dashboard is to inform the community about the e-AWB progress made so far on your airport. Please find below the facts and figures representing the current situation in May for Brussels Airport.
Every month, IATA publishes the latest state of affairs with regard to the e-AWB. Please click HERE to be redirected to IATA’s monthly e-AWB report.See the report
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