The e-AWB refers to a transportation contract between a shipper/forwarder and an airline. With the e-AWB, there is no longer a need to print, handle or archive a paper AWB."
The contract obtains its legal status by an electronic combination of:
- The FWB message sent by the forwarder to the airline;
- The FSU/RCS message sent in return by the airline to the forwarder.
If your system does not support FWB messages we offer these services via Cargo Portal Service
Aside from the FWB message CPS also supports FHL messages.
Once you have registered yourself with CPS you can use their online service free of charge.
Of course you can also select a different provider to send the FWB and FHL messages.
If you choose a different provider please ask them if they already linked their systems to ours.
This is required to send us your FWB message.
Good to know:
Want to know more, click here for a brochure about e-AWB Or visit the FAQ at IATA
- Forwarders who signed the e-AWB contract, do not have to hand-over a green airline-copy of the AWB for accounting purposes.
- Shipments under an e-AWB contract can be recognized by the special handling code: ECC
- Under the Single Process, a freight forwarder always sends electronic data to the airline and never delivers a paper AWB with the Cargo. The airline determines when a paper AWB needs to be produced based on requirements at destination or transit point and when needed, prints it on behalf of the freight forwarder using the exchanged electronic data."