Air, Freight News

Forwarders join e-AWB system

[ December 9, 2014   //   ]

Hong Kong airfreight forwarders BEL International Logistics Limited and Rhenus Logistics have completed a successful trial to produce electronic air waybills using local handler Hactl’s COSAC-AWB web-based e-AWB generation module.

They can now generate IATA-standard e-AWBs for any carrier handled by Hactl that accepts electronic bookings, having demonstrated their ability to input data correctly through COSAC-AWB, for subsequent verification by Hactl.

Hactl says this could be a major step forward for e-Freight in Hong Kong as it handles 100 airlines and transacts business with around 1,000 freight forwarders.

Hactl executive director, Cindy Ng, said: “COSAC-AWB provides an additional means of agents inputting electronic air waybills, without any changes to their internal systems or practices. For the large number of SME agents in Hong Kong and China feeding their traffic through Hactl, COSAC-AWB is an opportunity to experience all the benefits of e-AWB, and we believe it will lead to greater take-up.”

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