IATA e-AWB penetration target still some way off


The International Air Transport Association (IATA) says the electronic air waybill (e-AWB) penatration rate reached 40.5 per cent in August.

This is still some way below the target it set of 56 per cent by the end of the year, and a 0.9 per cent increase on July, when the penetration rate was 39.6 per cent.

In August, the total e-AWB volume was 623,092, up on the 614,652 in July. In June it was 601,024 and in May it was 571,239.

The penetration rate, where e-AWB is legally feasible, has risen 4.1 per cent since December in 2015, when the penetration rate was 36.4 per cent and totalled 524,635 in volume.

The top airport in August is Hong Kong International Airport with 67.8 per cent, up from 67.5 per cent while the highest penetration rate is at Dubai International Airport with 89.8 per cent, which is down on July when it was 91.5 per cent.

in August, the top airline by e-AWB volume is Cathay Pacific 70.9 per cent, which was down on the 71.5 per cent in July and top airline by e-AWB penetration rate is flydubai with 100 per cent.

Top freight forwarder in August by e-AWB volume is DHL Global Forwarding at 51.5 per cent, up on the 48.5 per cent it achieved in July. Top forwarder by e-AWB penetration was Hellmann Worldwide Logistics with 64.2 per cent, up on the 62.4 per cent it recorded in July.