Lufthansa quickens pace with eFreight

It signs agreement with IATA on the use of electronic Airway Bill.


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Lufthansa has signed an agreement with IATA enabling electronic Air Waybills to be used significantly easier and more efficiently in future.

Paperless airfreight is set to become more convenient for Lufthansa Cargo. Following the IATA multilateral electronic air waybill standard, forwarders need to sign only one agreement with IATA to gain acceptance from multiple carriers for their eAWB. All signatory airlines are then automatically included in the accord. The agreement spells out clear rules on the usage of the eAWB and renders complex bilateral eAWB agreements on legal aspects and interfaces beween carriers and freight forwarders unnecessary.