Single Process

Due to regulatory and operational reasons, there are destinations where e-AWBs cannot be used and paper AWBs are still required. This is one of the challenges in e-AWB adoption by customers as they need to determine if a paper AWB has to be generated, and to maintain two parallel processes for e-AWB and paper AWB. At Qatar Airways Cargo, we offer Single Process to e-AWB customers in coordination with our ground handler, Qatar Aviation Services (QAS).
What is 'single process'?
With Single Process, customers are able to send electronic data to the cargo airline without the need to deliver a paper AWB with the cargo. The cargo airline or its GHA, based on airline instructions, will determine if a paper AWB needs to be produced. If paper AWB is required, the cargo airline or its GHA will print it with the conditions of contract on the reverse using the exchanged electronic data on behalf of the freight forwarder.
Qatar Airways Cargo has introduced Single Process in its hub in Doha and created a special documentation unit within its ground handling service provider, Qatar Aviation Services (QAS), who will take care of the printing of AWB for destinations that require either complete set of AWB or its copies .
How does it work ?
  • Customers who implement e-AWB with Qatar Airways Cargo at any origin can do so without referring to the cargo airline?s e-AWB compliant destination list or printing the AWB
  • Customers would need to send complete and accurate FWB messages to Qatar Airways Cargo system which should also reflect all relevant shipment handling information.
  • Based on the FWB information sent by customers to Qatar Airways Cargo and/or Qatar Aviation Services (QAS) in Doha will print the AWB (complete neutral AWB set or its copy) for the destination clearance purpose, if required.
  • This facility is applicable to all types of cargo i.e. exports, imports or transits.
  • Qatar Airways Cargo currently accepts XML messages and/or FWB/16 and FHL/4 versions of Cargo-IMP messages.

Click here to refer to the IATA document on Single Process
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