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CEVA claims e-AWB first

[ August 16, 2013   //   ]

Ceva Logistics says that it is among the first freight management companies to sign up to International Air Transport Association’s electronic Air Way Billing (e-AWB) scheme. C

CEVA will be piloting the process in London, Frankfurt, New York and Atlanta and aims to roll out e-AWB to its entire 160-country network by 2015. The e-AWB agreement essentially replaces the hard copy terms and conditions previous on the reverse of the paper Air Way Bill and is signed by all freight forwarders participating in the scheme. It adds that the agreement moves it one step closer to achieving paperless airfreight operations and will help cut the estimated 7,800 tons of paperwork that the freight forwarding industry currently moves around each year.

VP of global air procurement, Peter Baumgartner, said: “This agreement with IATA is an exciting step towards operating in a completely paperless Airfreight environment. We believe that by using e-AWB we will be able to process freight more efficiently, accurately and quickly, while at the same time eliminating the unnecessary use of paper, delivering environmental benefits to CEVA and our customers.”