What is an air freight waybill?
Air waybills are mainly divided into two categories:

  1. Master Air Waybill (MAWB, Master Air Waybill)
    Any air waybill issued by an air transport company is called a master waybill. It is the basis for air transportation companies to handle the transportation and delivery of goods. It is a transportation contract entered into between the airline and the shipper. Each batch of air transportation goods has its own corresponding air master waybill.
  2. Air waybill (HAWB, House Air Waybill)
    The air waybill issued by the centralized shipper when handling centralized consignment business is called air waybill.

In the case of centralized consignment, in addition to the main air waybill issued by the air transport company, the centralized shipper also issues an air waybill.
The air waybill is a cargo transportation contract between the centralized shipper and the shipper. The parties to the contract are cargo A, B and the centralized shipper respectively; while the air waybill is a cargo transportation contract between the air transport company and the centralized shipper. The parties Then there are centralized shippers and air transport companies. There is no direct contractual relationship between the cargo owner and the air transport company.
Not only that, because at the place of departure, the centralized shipper delivers the goods to the air transport company, and at the destination, the centralized shipper or its agent picks up the goods from the air transport company and then transfers them to the consignee, the cargo owner and the air transport company are in conflict. There is no direct cargo handover relationship.
Air transportation is known for its speed and safety. The on-time and ultra-high efficiency has won a considerable market, greatly shortened the delivery time, and played a great role in accelerating the capital turnover and circulation of the logistics supply chain. Major airlines have successively invested in a large number of flights to share the cargo pie. However, air freight is more expensive than sea freight and has high time requirements. The cost ratio of sea and air freight is about 1:10.

Eight elements of air freight inquiry:

  1. Product name (whether it is dangerous goods)
  2. Weight (charges involved), volume (size and whether the goods are in stock)
  3. Packaging (whether wooden box or not, pallet or not)
  4. Destination airport (basic or not)
  5. Request time (direct flight or transfer)
  6. Request flights (service and price differences among each flight)
  7. Type of bill of lading (main bill and sub-bill)
  8. Required transportation services (customs declaration method, agency documents, whether to clear customs and deliver, etc.)
    Air freight is divided into heavy cargo and bubble cargo. 1CBM=167KG Comparing the volumetric weight with the actual weight, whichever is larger will be charged. Of course, there is a little secret in air freight packing, which everyone in the industry should know, and it is not convenient to talk about it here. Manufacturers who don’t understand can figure it out for themselves.
    Air freight structure composition
    There are many people doing air freight. Do you know how airline air freight prices are calculated? A brief introduction, I hope it will be helpful to everyone.
    Air freight price composition:
    1.Air freight (charged by the airline)
    2.Fuel sur charge fuel surcharge
  9. Security inspection fee
  10. Airport handling fee
  11. Terminal fee: When the goods are handed over to the dealer, the dealer is responsible for boarding and other matters, and finally it is collected by the airport)
  12. Airline master bill fee: HKD15/bl is the fee for issuing the bill of lading—the property title certificate.

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