What is e-AWB?

  • The Air Waybill (AWB) is a critical air cargo document that constitutes the contract of carriage between the "shipper" (forwarder) and the "carrier" (airline)
  • e-AWB removes the requirement for a paper Air Waybill, significantly simplifying the air freight supply chain process
  • With the e-AWB, there is no longer a need to print, handle or archive the paper AWB

e-AWB Benefits

  • Improve productivity by eliminating manual tasks and streamlining processes
  • Reduce processing costs due to the removal of paper AWB and the elimination of the requirements to file paper AWB
  • Improve customer service by speeding up cargo processing
  • Increase quality of information thanks to electronic data that are used from the very beginning to the very end of the air cargo supply chain

e-AWB Special Handling Code

  • ECC: e-awb: Consignment established with an electronically concluded cargo contract with no accompanying paper air waybill
  • EAP: e-freight: Consignment with Accompanying Documents
  • EAW: e-freight: Consignment with No Accompanying Documents

Czech Airlines e-awb requirements

  • FWB and FHL must be sent to CHACSOK or CSACargo@edi.champ.aero
  • Shipment must be marked with Special Handling Code ECC
  • E-freight ready destinations can be checked on IATA web pages - https://matchmaker.iata.org/efReport/airportStatus
  • More informations: http://www.iata.org/whatwedo/cargo/e/eawb/Documents/e-awb-basics.pdf