FWB - the electronic Air Waybill
FWB – the electronic Air Waybill
FWB (Freight Waybill) is an electronic copy of the Master Air Waybill (MAWB) which is being transmitted from agent to carrier. The most commen format used to tranport this information is EDI.
Details of FWB and other EDI communications are defined by IATA and published in the IATA Cargo IMP Manual. This is available on www.iataonline.com
CargoIMP (Cargo Interchange Message Procedures) support all processes in freight handling. For example: Transfer of air waybill (Master AWB) data, flight manifest, shipment status, discrepancies, embargos, customs, CASS billing and settlement system, and dangerous goods information.
- Simplified and efficient Goods Acceptance
- Better data quality with EDI ensures that all important and relevant data is registered and that all information is available.
- High-quality FWB data reduces accounting irregularities
- Sending a FWB is an automatic process – with no additional work pressures