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DIAL becomes IATA eAWB360 certified airport

December 31, 2018: Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL) has been certified as IATA eAWB360 compliant airport. With this, DIAL became the first airport to get the certification in India.

DIAL becomes IATA eAWB360 certified airport
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DEL Cargo Complex

December 31, 2018: Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL) has been certified as IATA eAWB360 compliant airport. With this, DIAL became the first airport to get the certification in India.

The airport said that DIAL bagged the certification due to its continued pursuance of driving digitisation in its air cargo handling processes.

While conferring the certificate to DIAL, Rodney D’Cruz, assistant director – passenger & cargo services (India, Nepal & Bhutan), IATA, said, “Delhi Airport is the first airport in the country to facilitate the adoption of eAWB360, which is a community approach to successfully growing eAWB penetration in a region”.

The e-Air Way Bill (e-AWB) solution allows the electronic filing of transportation document of an air cargo shipment to a carrier or an authorised agent by a freight forwarder. e-AWB is an industry-wide initiative by IATA to replace paper Air Waybill (AWB). Among the documents, AWB or Air Consignment Note is the most important piece of non-negotiable transportation paper document in air cargo transportation issued directly by a carrier, or through its authorised agent.

The airport has invested in several new digitisation initiatives. These include launch of ‘ACMES’ (Air Cargo Message Exchange System) – an e-Freight initiative for acceptance of advance shipment information and a single window platform to facilitate seamless information flow between all stakeholders of air cargo community; Cargo Mobile App – for cargo transactions and instant trace and track facility to the end user ; Export Slot Management and RFID based access control for streamlining the truck movement; IATA message integration in import (FFM/FWB and FHL) along with Customs EDI Messages.

Commenting on the achievement, Videh Kumar Jaipuriar, chief executive officer, DIAL, said, “DIAL has been consistently focusing on improving the efficiency of cargo handling operation to match with global standards. This certificate is a testimony of DIAL’s efforts in making the air cargo supply much more efficient”.

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