What is e-Air Waybill (e-AWB)?

e-Air Waybill (e-AWB) is the electronic form of the paper air waybill that constitutes the contract of carriage between the carrier (airline) and the shipper (freight forwarder).

e-AWB is the default contract of carriage for air cargo shipments carried by Singapore Airlines on enabled trade lanes.

Key steps to implement e-AWB

  • Freight Forwarder to sign the IATA multilateral e-AWB agreement – this enables them to legally conclude the conditions of contract electronically with the airline.
  • Freight Forwarder’s system to support the following functions in the IATA Cargo-IMP or Cargo-XML message standards:
    • Transmit the FWB (e-AWB) message
    • Receive freight status message (FSU)
      • FSU/FOH (Freight-on-Hand)
      • FSU/RCS (Ready-for-Carriage)
    • Receive the acknowledgement message (FMA)
    • Receive the reject message (FNA)
  • Freight Forwarder to provide good quality data in the FWB message to the airline.
  • Freight forwarder to contact the airline to send an Activation Notice (AN) to enable the e-AWB process between the two parties.

Singapore Airlines Cargo’s current e-AWB live stations (Click here to expand)

Quick reference guides

To learn more about the Singapore Airlines Cargo’s e-AWB programme, please refer to the following documents:

Please note that the documents are subject to amendments and revisions by Singapore Airlines Cargo.