Feb 11, 2016: Swiss WorldCargo, the air cargo division of SWISS, has been intensifying its efforts to adopt the new electronic air waybill or e-AWB. SWISS is one of the airline that has taken the lead in the IATA’s e-AWB 360 campaign, and have committed to offering e-AWB under the “Single Process” concept at a number of airports.
Swiss WorldCargo is switching to e-AWB as the preferred means of shipping cargo, using the Single Process service. The new e-AWB approach is offered to all destinations and to all customers at a number of airports.
Amsterdam Schiphol Airport became the first such “e-airport” on 1 January, joined by Paris (CDG) on February 1, and by Zurich (ZRH), Dubai (DXB), Singapore (SIN), London (LHR) and Milan (MXP and SWK) on March 1. Additional key airports will follow in subsequent months.
“The e AWB 360 campaign marks another important milestone on the front of paperless cargo,” comments Christine Barden, head of transportation processes at Swiss WorldCargo. “At Swiss WorldCargo we have a holistic approach and we work extensively with regulators, freight forwarders, ground handling agents and other key stakeholders worldwide to achieve a paperless and more secure supply chain: In Zurich, for instance, we were the first airline to adopt the eCSD “Electronic Consignment Security Declarations” which complements the paperless acceptance of air cargo.”