What is e-Freight?
Qatar Airways fully supports e-Freight, an IATA global project involving end-to-end stakeholders of the supply chain. Mainly its goal is to take the paper out of the equation and replace it with the exchange of electronic data and messages. To start the e-freight process, the customer should already be live with e-AWB and the origin station should be e-freight feasible.

Difference between E-AWB and e-freight
e-AWB e-Freight
Paper AWB Paper AWB, Packing List, Invoice, Certificate of Origin, among others
SHC Code
Sign Up & Agreements
Global or Local Sign Up; Bilateral or Multilateral Agreement Must be already doing e-AWB with QR
Utilised on lanes of which both ends are signatories to MC99 and MP4 agreements with few exceptions available for Warsaw routes E-Freight can only be utilised on "IATA Approved e-freight trade lanes".
  1. Freight forwarders should have an in-house cargo system and capability to send EDI messages based on formats in Cargo Interchange Message Procedure manual.
  2. Freight forwarders should complete their respective FWB and FHL data in the system and send to QR systems via the existing established CCS channel.
  3. EAW or EAP code as applicable must be inserted in the FWB record for airline to identify shipments with or without document pouch.
  4. Scanned documents (other documents like invoice, packing list, Certificate of Ownership, etc.) or electronic data should be sent to the destination agent office for clearance purpose through freight forwarders system
  5. Customs export declaration must be completed after which cargo can be delivered to Qatar Airways Ground Handling Agent (GHA) for acceptance.
  6. The Ground Handling Agent accepts cargo with or without the document based on special handling code EAW or EAP.
  7. FSU messages as applicable are communicated back to the freight forwarder.
Contact : ecargo@qatarairways.com.qa to know more on how you can benefit from the e-freight initiative.
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