Qatar Cargo pushes e-AWB
Qatar Airways Cargo and Qatar customs have signed a memorandum of understanding for the use of electronic air waybill (e-AWB). The milestone agreement will bring the Qatari carrier one step closer towards electronic freight, also known as e-freight. The move is designed to eliminate the need for paper air waybills. The airline will now implement paperless freight transactions for shipments originating and transiting through Doha, as well as for import shipments into Doha.
Qatar Airways, Qatar customs, Qatar Aviation Services and Iata have jointly developed the step-by-step procedure to implement the e-AWB. Qatar Airways accepts e-AWB shipments at more than 20 stations in its network and transports 14% of its network air waybills under the e-AWB process, on feasible e-AWB lanes.