Forwarders face increasing pressure to operate efficiently and move goods as quickly as possible at the lowest rate. In an industry with tight margins, forwarders need to use methods to reduce costs and maximize efficiency.
One of the leading trends in the air cargo industry is the shift toward more electronic processes, including the adoption of the electronic airway bill (eAWB).
The eAWB is the future for freight forwarders.
The transition to the eAWB is one of the single most important steps that forwarders can take to upgrade their business and rise above industry and operational challenges.
Due to rapidly evolving security filing and other electronic information requirements from governments around the world, more and more carriers are requiring electronic airway bills. Many airlines are offsetting this cost by charging forwarders additional documentation fees. With carrier-imposed fees at the house airway bill level on the rise, there is a further urgency for forwarders to move to the eAWB.
Fluctuating rates and increasing competition are also prompting forwarders to move to more electronic methods, such as the eAWB, to reduce costs and maximize performance.
In an industry facing multiple pressures, the eAWB is one practice that forwarders can control for a rapid positive impact on business. The right solution makes the process Simpler, Better & Faster, and helps forwarders rise above operational and industry challenges.