Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) has been designated an ‘e-airport’ having become fully electronic airway bill (e-AWB) compliant as designated by the International Air Transport Association (IATA).
To qualify as an e-airport, the majority of airlines and cargo handlers had to adopt e-AWBs. Companies are using technology to streamline documentation and e-AWBs increases speed and productivity, improved security, enhanced customer service and environmental benefits, by replacing 30 different paper forms.
DFW head of cargo business development, Mark Thorpe says: “Our airline partners and their forwarder and shipper customers will see tremendous benefits from DFW’s designation as a cargo e-airport. Technology will be used to simplify the documentation process for all of their airfreight shipments.”
“By doing so, they will improve the efficiency, traceability, and integrity of the services they provide at DFW in a more environmentally responsible manner.”