The Elite Association of Logistic Networks (ELITE) has become the latest influential global association to endorse IATA’s Multilateral e-AWB Agreement. Representing over 6,200 independent freight forwarder members in 191 countries around the globe, ELITE comprises 10 leading logistics networks and generates over US$60 billion in combined annual freight revenues.
ELITE continues to play a crucial role in the adoption of e-AWBs, and is working alongside IATA to ensure that the independent logistics sector realises the full benefits of electronic communications. The association is working closely with WIN (Worldwide Information Network) as its partner platform for e-AWB adoption.
In a statement published on the IATA website, the association asserted its commitment to rapidly increase e-AWB utilisation. “We fully support IATA’s ongoing drive for greater efficiencies in air cargo. Through WIN we are now offering immediate e-AWB access to our combined membership along with streamlined ability to join IATA resolution 672, via a simple and easy click to agree mechanism.”
By providing a simple and cost-effective solution, allowing forwarders to rapidly commence e-AWB transactions, ELITE believes that the independent sector is well positioned to take the lead in the global e-communications revolution.
“Independent forwarders are already reporting to us tangible cost and time savings from e-AWB implementation, and we fully believe this sector will play an important role in helping the air cargo industry achieve its e-AWB penetration targets.”