E-Flash No 81 - 3 September 2014 - Special Edition

URGENT ACTION – Member Response Requested Latest September 7, 2014

To: FIATA Association and Individual Members

Re: Paper Air Waybill Surcharge

Dear Member,

In recent days FIATA's Airfreight Institute (AFI) has been alerted to the intention of air carriers to implement a Paper Air Waybill Surcharge, for non e-AWB export shipments.

This action has been announced as a commitment to helping the airline's industry body, IATA reach its goal of implementing e-Freight worldwide.

AFI supports e-Commerce and e-Air Waybill implementation in the air cargo supply chain; however it encourages implementation, through creating value for forwarders and carriers alike, and recognizing the costs that the originator of the information incurs, to enter and transmit data.

The forwarding community must voice their objection to carriers, who seek to apply yet another surcharge, and create yet another revenue stream, under the guise of supporting IATA’s e-Freight initiative.

We ask our members to join with FIATA to take a stand against the introduction of this surcharge, please take one minute to click on the below link, to add your support to stop the implementation of this Paper Air Waybill Surcharge now.  

FIATA's Airfreight Institute Membership Survey - Implementation of a Paper AWB Surcharge


Please respond as soon as possible – Survey Closes September 7, 2014

All responses are kept confidential – No personal data will be shared


3 September 2014 



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