e-Air Waybill - Cathay Pacific Cargo

Objective of e-Air Waybill (e-AWB)


  • Remove paper AWB & replace it with electronic AWB.
  • Replace paper contract with electronic contract between Cathay Pacific (CX) & Freight Forwarder.
  • 100% e-AWB for all export shipments from Hong Kong (HKG), effective from 1 January 2011.


Scope of e-AWB

  • Adopt single process between Freight Forwarder and CX.
  • All cargo types.
  • All destinations. (Including non-Montreal Convention (MC99) / non-Montreal Protocol (MP4).

e-AWB implementation 

  • Technical setup and connection between Freight Forwarder and Airline
  • e-AWB EDI Agreement signed 


Agreement for Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)

The Agreement enables your company, as the shipper, and Cathay Pacific (CX) to adopt e-AWB in the future. The Airport Schedule for HKG enables your company and CX to adopt 100% e-AWB in Hong Kong by 1 January 2011.

Both Carrier and Shipper must sign the Agreement for EDI prior to implementing e-AWB.

Please click the following links joint the Multilateral e-AWB Agreement (MeA) 

1. https://www.iata.org/en/programs/cargo/e/eawb/multilateral-forwarders/

Quick Reference and Guidance

Please refer to the following documents for your reference and guidance. It is subject to review and change if necessary.

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