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angle-left 11.Feb.2016

Swiss WorldCargo accelerates e-AWB implementation


Swiss WorldCargo, the air cargo division of SWISS, has been intensifying its efforts to adopt the new electronic air waybill or e-AWB. SWISS is one of a number of IATA airlines that have taken the lead in the e-AWB 360 campaign, and have committed to offering e-AWB under the "Single Process" concept at a number of airports.

Swiss WorldCargo is switching to e-AWB as the preferred means of shipping cargo, using the "Single Process" service. As envisaged under the "e-AWB 360 campaign" promoted by IATA to accelerate process implementation, the new e-AWB approach is offered to all destinations and to all customers at a number of airports.

Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) became the first such "e-airport" on 1 January, joined by Paris (CDG) on 1 February, and by Zurich (ZRH), Dubai (DXB), Singapore (SIN), London (LHR) and Milan (MXP and SWK) on 1 March. Additional key airports will follow in subsequent months.

"The e AWB 360 campaign marks another important milestone on the front of paperless cargo," comments Christine Barden, Head of Transportation Processes at Swiss WorldCargo. "At Swiss WorldCargo we have a holistic approach and we work extensively with regulators, freight forwarders, ground handling agents and other key stakeholders worldwide to achieve a paperless and more secure supply chain: In Zurich, for instance, we were the first airline to adopt the eCSD "Electronic Consignment Security Declarations" which complements the paperless acceptance of air cargo."

About the e-AWB Single Process

The e-AWB “Single Process”, which Swiss WorldCargo adopted in summer 2015, makes e-AWB adoption much smoother for the freight forwarding community. Under the process, the forwarder can tender all shipments to the airline without a paper AWB, even on trade lanes where a paper AWB is generally required. The benefits are considerable, from a faster acceptance time to easier regulatory compliance, and from reduced operating costs to improved reliability. And the e-AWB allows enhanced visibility and transparency, too.

The e-AWB Single Process in 10 Steps is available at: here

Additional Information

Alexandra Dahl
Senior Manager
Head of Cargo Marketing and Communications

Swiss WorldCargo
Swiss International Air Lines Ltd.
CH-8058 Zurich Airport
Phone +41 44 564 42 58


Silvia Cappelli
PR & Online Communication

Swiss WorldCargo
Swiss International Air Lines Ltd.
CH-8058 Zurich Airport
Phone +41 44 564 55 02