Swiss WorldCargo now offers 'e-AWB Single Process'
The air freight division of Swiss International Air Lines has sought to simplify the air freight supply chain process.
Swiss WorldCargo, the air freight division of Swiss International Air Lines, is now offering the 'e-AWB Single Process' following a successful four-month pilot phase. The new process should significantly accelerate adoption of the e-AWB (Air WayBill) throughout its network. The AWB is a critical air cargo document that constitutes the contract of carriage between the 'shipper' (forwarder) and the 'carrier' (airline). The e-AWB removes the requirement for a paper AWB, simplifying the air freight supply chain process.
Swiss WorldCargo can now accept Single Process e-AWB shipments in Zurich, Montreal, Los Angeles, New York JFK and Copenhagen. The facility will be further extended to six to eight more stations by year end and to the further suitable airports in the Swiss WorldCargo network in 2016.
“The adoption of e-AWB Single Process is due to the collaborative efforts of our ground handling partners Cargologic, Swissport and Lufthansa Handling (during the pilot phasse) and our customers Panalpina, Brinks, Unitrans, Schenker and Malca Amit,” says Paolo Tuzzi, Manager Transportation Processes and e-AWB Project Lead.
TVS Logistics Services, India’s leading third party logistics (3PL) service provider, on 8 October 2015 announced that, through its JV arm in Singapore–TVS Asianics Supply Chain Solutions–it has reached an agreement to take a majority stake in Transtar International Freight, an Australia-based integrated transportation and supply chain solutions provider throughout the Asia region. With this move, TVS Logistics, which already has its presence in South East Asian countries like Singapore, Thailand and China, will mark its entry into Australia. Post the deal, Transtar will continue to be headquartered in Melbourne(Australia) and Hank Meyer, CEO and founder will continue to remain its CEO.
The deal will help TVS Asianics become a specialised player in international freight forwarding and provide end-to-end solutions for importers and exporters doing business throughout Asia. TVS Logistics will be moving its Indian freight forwarding business subsidiary–TVS Dynamic Global Freight Services–to TVS Asianics to work as a consolidated division in the freight forwarding business. However, the move is subject to RBI approval. TVS Asianics is headed by James McAdam operating out of Singapore.
R. Dinesh, Managing Director, TVS Logistics Services Ltd., said, “Transtar is an important business addition for TVS Logistics as it not only strengthens our presence across Asia Pacific region but also completes our service offering by including end-to-end freight forwarding solutions. We are now a globally relevant player with unique differentiation, which, along with our synergies, will help our customers to truly experience world class solutions from us.”