Benefits of the eAWB for Forwarders

Benefits of the eAWB for Forwarders

Enabling Better Air Freight Tracking & Customer Visibility

Implementing the eAWB can result in meaningful results throughout a forwarder’s operations. Achieving a higher level of operational excellence is critical to differentiating services in today’s competitive air freight market. By rolling out the eAWB, forwarders can offer a higher level of client visibility with more transparent air freight tracking to further communication. In addition, forwarders who adopt the eAWB can realize a rapid time to value and are able to:

  • Avoid carrier fees by transmitting electronic master and house airway bills
  • Eliminate redundant data entry
  • Decrease manual tasks
  • Reduce delays due to missing or illegible documents
  • Increase access to information and move shipments as booked
  • Eliminate the need to transport documents to and from airlines, Ground Handling Agents (GHAs) and agents
  • Increase IT security and maintain an audit trail

Other benefits beyond the ‘reduce paper/increase productivity’ standard include the ability to:

  • Better communicate with intermediaries and GHAs
  • Reduce cargo processing times with prioritized handling of eAWB-enabled shipments
  • Decrease direct and indirect costs from cargo security filing requirements by reusing the electronic data
  • Provide added digital AWB tracking capabilities to differentiate a service offering
  • Re-purpose the information to speed billing

Forwarders: At the Center of Trade

  • The benefits that surround the eAWB are of particular importance to forwarders since they are the central player moving freight and information between carriers, agents, consignees and more. Technology can amplify these benefits and add further value for forwarders.