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.