Air carriers face industry, government and operational pressures and are continuously challenged to modernize and to ‘do more’. Shorter deadlines, rapid product lifecycles and innovative labor structures are prompting carriers to provide the highest level of service and value to customers. As a result, carriers know that they need to improve all aspects of business, from tender and transit, to delivery.
Add competitive rates, decreasing margins, shifts to other modes of transport, 100-ton airships and the rise of drone delivery; and airlines are compelled to operate as efficiently as possible to stay competitive.
Governments and customs authorities are also pressuring carriers for digital information hours in advance of wheels-up. Airlines must gather this information from supply chain participants and transmit the required data elements to ensure compliance.
The electronic Airway Bill (eAWB) is one method to address regulatory requirements and industry pressures as well as to maximize efficiency, increase customer visibility and provide further services.
Air cargo carriers know that there is a prime opportunity with the eAWB and are on-boarding the initiative at an increasing rate. With Simpler, Better & Faster technology enabling the eAWB, airlines are better equipped to provide long-term solutions that shippers will truly value and pay a premium to access.
Airlines are at the center of industry, regulatory and operational pressures. The eAWB is one technique that air cargo carriers are adopting to rise above challenges and add further value.