IATA welcomes e-AWB initiatives from forwarders
omsan Logistics, a leading Turkish independent freight forwarder, has become one of the first three logistics providers in Turkey to complete full e-AWB shipments in association with Worldwide Information Network (WIN) connectivity platform. Both IATA and Turkish Airlines have commended this important achievement as a significant step forward for SME forwarders.
As an pioneering initiative, Omsan used a single platform (WIN) for the entire process, from joining the IATA Multilateral e-AWB Agreement, to approval and then electronically transmitting all relevant data and documents.
Commenting on this initiative, Des Vertannes, Global Head of Cargo, IATA said, “The experience of Omsan demonstrates that for SME forwarders the efficiencies and process benefits of joining the Multilateral e-AWB Agreement and adopting the e-AWB are real and tangible.” According to John DeBenedette, Managing Director, WIN, Omsan’s early success can be replicated across the independent freight forwarding sector.