Swiss WorldCargo is now offering the electronic air waybill (eAWB) ‘Single Process’ after completing a successful four-month pilot phase.
The carrier says it should significantly accelerate adoption of the eAWB throughout its network.
Swiss WorldCargo can now accept Single Process eAWB shipments in Zurich, Montreal, Los Angeles, New York, and Copenhagen. The facility will be further extended to six to eight more stations by the end of this year, and to the further suitable airports in the Swiss WorldCargo network in the course of 2016.
Swiss WorldCargo says the eAWB Single Process makes eAWB adoption much smoother for the freight forwarding community, allowing the forwarder to tender all shipments to the airline without a paper AWB, even on trade lanes where a paper AWB is required.
The airline’s manager transportation processes and eAWB project lead, Paolo Tuzzi, says: “Our adoption of the e-AWB Single Process at Swiss WorldCargo is thanks to the collaborative efforts of our ground handling partners Cargologic, Swissport and Lufthansa Handling and during the pilot phase our customers Panalpina, Brinks, Unitrans, Schenker and Malca Amit.”
In Switzerland, the transformation has been driven by Interest Group Air Cargo Switzerland of which Swiss WorldCargo and its handling partners are founding members, and has been committed to facilitating the involvement of local stakeholders.