Air waybill (AWB)

An Air Waybill (AWB), also referred to as a consignment or dispatch note, is a document issued by an international or domestic freight carrier to the shipper for the transportation of goods by air.

It serves as a receipt for the shipper and evidence of the contract between the airline and the shipper, being a standard form distributed by the International Air Transport Association (IATA).

The AWB contains detailed information about the sender and the recipient, including addresses and contact information; details about the shipment, such as the description of goods, weight, dimensions, place of origin and destination, applicable charges, terms of carriage, insurance coverage, if any, special instructions from either party and signature(s).

This document facilitates customs clearance processes in various countries and provides tracking services.


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