Jeddah 1st May, 2014
In view of Saudi Airlines Cargo Strategy and commitment to improving the air cargo business in Saudi Arabia and contribution to worldwide growth of air cargo business has made significant progress with regard to implementation of the electronic air waybill (e-AWB), a paperless document aimed at simplifying the air freight supply chain process.
“The e-AWB is an invaluable tool which will help us to improve the quality of our services while reducing processing costs,” commented Nabil Khojah, CEO of Saudia Cargo. “We have already begun implementing the procedure in selected international gateways and intend to roll this out across our global network over the coming months,” he added.
With manual process and transaction of data having a tremendous time constraint on cargo business process the e-AWB has already gained support from a number of industries such as the local Customs and major freight forwarders who expressed their desire to be part of Saudia Cargo’s pilot project from stations inside Saudi Arabia, while partnered major ground handling service providers worldwide has also expressed their willingness and support for Saudia Cargo in implementing the e-AWB. The arrival of the e-AWB will bring many benefits such as reduced costs in terms of printing multipage AWBs, improved quality of service through the elimination of errors such as missing documents, greater visibility in terms of track and trace and better overall customer satisfaction.
Saudi Airlines Cargo operates a fleet of 15 freighters and sells the belly-capacity on 145 passenger aircraft for Saudi Arabia’s flag carrier Saudia, spanning a rapidly expanding global network of 225 destinations. In addition to its scheduled freighter services, the cargo airline also provides cost-effective and practical worldwide charter flight solutions from a growing fleet of dedicated charter aircraft.