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.

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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.”

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