Feb e-AWB penetration nears 27 per cent

In February 2015, e-AWB global penetration stands at 26.9 per cent, an increase of two per cent monthon- month. Cathay Pacific Group, Emirates and Air France - KLM Group are leading the way as the top three carriers in e-AWB volume.


Feb e-AWB penetration nears 27 per cent


In February 2015, e-AWB global penetration stands at 26.9 per cent, an increase of two per cent monthon- month. Cathay Pacific Group, Emirates and Air France – KLM Group are leading the way as the top three carriers in e-AWB volume. KLM Cargo has demonstrated the strongest growth between January and February with an increase of 5.8 per cent, reaching 29.4 per cent e-AWB penetration. From a forwarder perspective, SDV Group have increased by 3.3 per cent between January and February bringing them up to 35.2 per cent e-AWB penetration.

A significant increase has happened following the opening of Shanghai (PVG) airport with an increase of 10 per cent in just four months.

At the recent 9th IATA World Cargo Symposium (WCS) the industry confirmed their collective commitment to deliver the 2015 target of 45 per cent.

The focus in 2015 will be on the top e-AWB capable airports, e-Airports, to reach a target of 55 per cent at each of these e-Airports. The industry also agreed on the need to focus on e-freight as a whole, not just e-AWB and it acknowledged 100 per cent migration to Cargo-XML is vital to the industry transformation.