Dubai-based airline flydubai and Swiss Aviation Software (Swiss-AS) have integrated the flydubai Engineering Maintenance System (AMOS) with FedEx Web Services, which are designed to enhance air waybill
generation and the transition towards paperless documentation.
The world's third-largest air cargo carrier has also fully adopted the electronic air waybill
, which makes the shipping process more streamlined and efficient.
It applies to WCA members who are also members of Etihad Cargo's loyalty programme, CargoConnect, and use the WIN e-platform, for all booking and air waybill
Employees of Optima Freight, a member of ACEX Group in Finland, became the first ones who tested a new form of cargo processing by means of electronic air waybill
Accelya partners with airlines right from the time a ticket or an air waybill
is issued, all the way through its entire financial life cycle, until the data is converted into actionable decision support.
For example, in air transport, the air waybill
may be replaced by a certificate of receipt, if there are used special means for registering the information on the carriage to be performed (article 4, paragraph 2 of the Convention in Montreal (3)).
When it comes to the consignment of an air waybill
, it is best not to consign the goods to a bank.
Delta Air Lines took the position in early 2009 that "the shipper must indicate on the Air Waybill
in the handling information box all shipments containing active data loggers, [as well as] the manufacturer, and model number of the data logging device." While Delta's concern was originally driven by the use of electronic devices containing lithium batteries and compliance with both the U.S.
With regulatory approval and with effect from 1 July 2010, the Air Waybill
(AWB) Conditions of Contract (IATA Resolution 600b) have been changed to harmonize the application of the Montreal Convention liability limit for all air cargo across all routes.
"We took down the information and knew from which air waybill
The answer to that question determined the liability of FedEx for the lost shipment: if federal common law applied, the carrier's liability was limited to $20.00 per kilo pursuant to the conditions of contract printed on the reverse side of the air waybill
. If Brazilian law, which prohibited a limitation of liability in a case where the carrier was found liable for gross negligence, was applicable, FedEx faced potential responsibility for approximately $800,000 in damages.
The decisive issue was whether a limitation- of-liability clause in the standard form of air waybill
applies during the road transport of cargo to a bonded warehouse located outside the perimeter of Melbourne Airport.