Air Waybill (AWB)

What is Air Waybill?

An Air Waybill is a transportation document issued by an international air carrier, stating the detailed information about the shipment of goods and how it can be tracked. Among other things, the document contains the terms and conditions of the shipment, carrier’s limit of liability, description of goods and the procedure to make claims.

AWB can also be referred to as an air consignment note. There is an adopted standard for issuing AWB document and it is used across the world in both international and domestic traffic.