Swiss WorldCargo, the air cargo division of SWISS, has been intensifying its efforts to adopt the new electronic air waybill or e-AWB. The carrier is one of a number of International Air Transport Association (IATA) airlines that have taken the lead in the e-AWB 360 campaign, and have committed to offering e-AWB under the ‘Single Process’ concept at a number of airports.
The ‘e-AWB 360 campaign’ is being promoted by IATA to accelerate process implementation. Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) became the first such ‘e-airport’ on 1 January, joined by Paris (CDG) on 1 February and by Zurich (ZRH), Dubai (DXB), Singapore (SIN), London (LHR) and Milan (MXP and SWK) on 1 March. Additional key airports will follow in subsequent months.
“The e AWB 360 campaign marks another important milestone on the front of paperless cargo,” comments Christine Barden, head of transportation processes at Swiss WorldCargo. “At Swiss WorldCargo we have a holistic approach and we work extensively with regulators, freight forwarders, ground handling agents and other key stakeholders worldwide to achieve a paperless and more secure supply chain: In Zurich, for instance, we were the first airline to adopt the eCSD Electronic Consignment Security Declarations which complements the paperless acceptance of air cargo.”