Because the e-AWB replaces the paper AWB as the legal transportation contract, it is vital for the data quality of the e-AWB to be as high as that of its paper predecessor. Good data quality is a prerequisite to take full advantage of the benefits of a paperless cargo journey and contributes to a fast acceptance process on delivery of the shipment. In this section you will find several helpful documents to support you in setting up high-quality data messages.Consignment Security Declaration
The Consignment Security Declaration (CSD) provides regulators with an audit trail of how, when and by whom cargo was secured along the supply chain. To facilitate an efficient, paperless acceptance process, we encourage our customers to provide the CSD information in their FWB message in accordance with IATA´s FWB standards. The required information includes:
- a special handling code indicating whether or not the shipment is secured;
- for secured shipments: an indication of how, by whom, and when the shipment was secured.
For more information about the ICS2 requirements, please refer to our ICS2 page
.Improving data quality with MIP 2.0
For each e-AWB, you receive a response message from the airline in the form of an FMA or FNA message, indicating whether your message has been processed correctly (FMA) or whether it contained a syntax or content error (FNA). In the details of the FMA or FNA, you will see the MIP 2.0 codes and an explanation of the error, indicating where it was in the message. You can now also see details of your AWB validation on your MyCargo page.
We distinguish data quality warnings and errors: errors prevent the message from being processed and will thus lead to an FNA; a new message should be sent before delivering the shipment. Warnings do not prevent the message from being processed and the shipment can be delivered. However it could mean that corrections are necessary during the acceptance process, potentially leading to delays. We therefore urge you to look into the warnings you receive frequently to ensure the efficient delivery of your shipment.