Thai Freight Forwarders gather to mobilise e-AWB
A successful e-freight workshop held in Bangkok at the beginning of April has inspired the Thai air cargo community to speed up e-AWB adoption in the country.
June 1, 2015
A successful e-freight workshop held in Bangkok at the beginning of April has inspired the Thai air cargo community to speed up e-AWB adoption in the country. The seminar, organised by Bangkok Flight Services (BFS) and Worldwide Information Network (WIN) was well attended by airlines and a mix of independent and multinational forwarder members of local associations including the Thai Airfreight Forwarders Association (TAFA) and the Thai International Freight Forwarders Association (TIFFA).
The workshop focused on steps each participant can take this year to move Thailand up the ranks to become a leader in e-AWB adoption.
David Ambridge, GM of Bangkok Flight Services said the recent workshop had been “a huge success” attracting more than 50 attendees and prompting the need for a second session to accommodate the level of interest. “Collaboration like this is the future not only for e-AWB but for many other issues we face in the air cargo industry. This is all good news and I look forward to seeing more and more e-AWB shipments moving through our cargo terminal,” he added.
BFS, the largest handler at Bangkok airport, is a joint venture between Worldwide Flight Services (WFS), the world’s largest independent ground handler and Bangkok Airways. It has been working with WIN to increase transmission of e-AWB data in Thailand since the beginning of the year. BFS and WIN are now planning a further e-freight workshop to reach out to more companies in the Thai air cargo community.