The successful implementation of the eAWB single process in Los Angeles (LAX) as a pilot for the US is now followed by Chicago (ORD) as the next eAWB Single process Station in the area.
ORD has been enabled for eAWB since November 3rd . The local team developed and implemented the necessary process changes together with the assistance of the eAWB Rollout Team. At the same time customers were approached on a local level to increase or begin the usage of eAWB. The eAWB single process being available in ORD as well now is a big step for Lufthansa Cargo and its customers as ORD is one of the biggest hubs in the area.
To make this service available in more regions and to more customers additional rollouts projects have already started. Currently New York (JFK and EWR) is being enabled for the eAWB single process as are Toronto (YYZ) and Monteal (YUL). All four stations are to be single process ready by the beginning of February 2015.
Since 2013 Lufthansa Cargo focuses on implementing the eAWB. With the implementation of the eAWB, the electronic message will become the legal basis for the transport contract "“ the first step towards a paperless future. As lead carrier in the German market and beyond, Lufthansa Cargo is a major driver of paperless cargo handling. "eAWB Global Rollout" is part of the Lufthansa CargoÂ´s initiative "Cargo2020" with the goal of a complete digitization of the supply chain. To maximize the customers benefit, a dedicated eAWB roll out team is introducing the eAWB single process "“ an IATA initiative "“ at all Lufthansa Cargo Stations worldwide.