Turkish forwarder sees e-AWB savings

Omsan Logistics, a leading Turkish independent freight forwarder, has become one of the first three logistics providers in the country to complete full e-AWB shipments – thanks to the groundbreaking Worldwide Information Network (WIN) connectivity platform. Both IATA and Turkish Airlines have welcomed this important achievement as a significant step forward for SME forwarders.


Turkish forwarder sees e-AWB savings


Omsan Logistics, a leading Turkish independent freight forwarder, has become one of the first three logistics providers in the country to complete full e-AWB shipments – thanks to the groundbreaking Worldwide Information Network (WIN) connectivity platform. Both IATA and Turkish Airlines have welcomed this important achievement as a significant step forward for SME forwarders.

In what is believed to be an industry first, Omsan used a single platform (WIN) for the entire process, from joining the IATA Multilateral e-AWB Agreement, to approval and then electronically transmitting all relevant data and documents.

IATA’s global head of cargo, Des Vertannes said: “I am delighted to see an industry-solution like WIN providing a simple and cost effective pathway to participate in e-AWBs. The experience of Omsan demonstrates that for SME forwarders the efficiencies and process benefits of joining the Multilateral e-AWB Agreement and adopting the e-AWB are real and tangible.”

Omsan’s airfreight manager, Yeliz Ortaç, explained the process. “Early in the new year we began using WIN to send electronic AWB data to several of our carriers, but also sending the printed AWB in parallel. We then used the convenient and simple ‘Click to Agree’ function on the WIN website to automatically join the IATA Multilateral e-AWB Agreement. It only took a short time for Turkish Airlines to monitor the data quality and then send us the e-AWB activation notice.”