Air waybill

- Oct 16, 2017 -

The airway bill of Lading (airway bill) differs greatly from the shipping bill of lading, but similar to the International railway waybill. It is an important cargo transport document issued by the carrier or its agent and is a contract of carriage between the two parties, the contents of which are binding on both parties. An air waybill is not transferable, and the holding of an air waybill does not indicate that ownership of the goods may be required.

(a) Air waybill is a contract of carriage between shipper and air carrier

Unlike the maritime bill of lading, air waybill not only proves the existence of the air transport contract, but also the air waybill itself is the contract of carriage concluded between the consignor and the air carrier, which shall have effect after the joint signature of the two parties, and expire after the consignee has delivered the goods to the waybill.

(b) The air waybill is the proof of the received goods issued by the carrier

The air waybill is also the receipt of the goods, after the consignor has shipped the goods, the carrier or his agent will give one of them to the consignor (that is, the shipper) as a proof of the receipt of the goods. Unless otherwise noted, it is proof that the carrier received the goods and shipped under good conditions.

(c) An air waybill is a bill by which the carrier approves the freight charge

The bill of lading, which records the expenses of the consignee, belongs to the cost to the carrier and the expenses to be paid to the agent, and details the type and amount of the fee, so it can be used as the freight bill and invoice. The carrier is often associated with the carrier as an accounting voucher.

(d) Air waybill is one of the declaration documents

Air waybill is one of the declaration documents when exporting. When the goods arrive at the destination airport for import declaration, air waybill is usually the basic document of Customs inspection and release.

(e) The air waybill can also be used as an insurance certificate

An airway bill of lading may also be used as an insurance certificate if the carrier undertakes insurance or the consignor requires insurance from the carrier.

(f) Air waybill is the basis of the carrier's internal business

The air waybill is accompanied by the goods, proving the identity of the goods. The waybill is uploaded with respect to the shipment, transshipment and delivery of the goods, and the carrier will make corresponding arrangements for the carriage of the goods accordingly.

The original version of the air waybill is three copies, each copy has a back clause, one of which is the basis on which the carrier or his agent receives the goods, and the second is retained by the carrier as an accounting voucher, and the last one to accompany the goods, as the basis for the receipt of the goods upon arrival at the destination and delivery to the consignee.


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