Air freight/cargo relies heavily on paper documentation, each international freight shipment can require more than 30 different paper documents. IATA e-AWB e-Cargo program mandate is to eliminate paper where possible in the transportation chain. The first step in e-Cargo/ e-Freight is the e-AWB program that focuses on the core document, the paper Air Waybill itself.
Icelandair Cargo has been actively implementing e-AWB on export routes out of Iceland. Today 10 flight routes have been setup for e-AWB and more are in the pipeline. e-AWB routes from Keflavik are: Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Frankfurt, Helsinki, Stockholm, Paris (CDG) , New York (JFK), Oslo, Liege, and London (LHR).
According to IATA e-AWB statistics, Icelandair Cargo is leading in Europe in e-AWB penetration with 46.1 % for March 2015 on e-AWB from Keflavík, - an increase of 12.7% from February. Icelandair Cargo had set a target of 40% at the end of 2015 which has already been reached.