What is FORWARDER’S AIR WAYBILL (AWB)?

A receipt for the goods shipped with other cargo as one consignment. Consolidation is done to take advantage of better freight rates. Freight forwarder or consolidator issues it to the shipper. The forwarder is the consignor, forwarder’s agent at the destination is the consignee. The air carrier’s waybill shows this, giving the forwarder’s receipt legal standing similar to that of a carrier’s AWB. It is not, however, a complete document of title. Known also as house air waybill.

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