Master Air Way Bill

De ACN Master Air Waybill is alleen te bestellen door ACN leden.

De prijs bedraagt € 44,40 excl. BTW per doos van 200 formulieren. Vanaf 4 dozen wordt uw bestelling kosteloos aan huis afgeleverd, u ontvangt de factuur na ontvangst.

Hieronder staat nadere informatie van IATA over de Air Waybill. Vragen over het bestellen van de ACN Master Air Way Bill kunt u per e-mail of telefonisch stellen aan het secretariaat (020-3163940).


Conditions of Contract op Air Waybill per 17 maart 2008

De standaard Air Waybill is gewijzigd met ingang van 17 maart 2008. Op de voorkant moet nu een verwijzing staan naar de mogelijkheid van multimodaal vervoer conform Warschau/Montreal. De Conditions of Contract op de achterkant zijn ook veranderd. Hieronder staan de juiste nieuwe teksten:

I. Notice appearing on the face of the Air Waybill
It is agreed that the goods described herein are accepted in apparent good order and condition (except as noted) for carriage subject to the conditions of contract on the reverse hereof. All goods may be carried by any other means including road or any other carrier unless specific contrary instructions are given hereon by the shipper, and shipper agrees that the shipment may be carried via intermediate stopping places which the carrier deems appropriate. The shipper’s attention is drawn to the notice concerning carrier’s limitation of liability. Shipper may increase such limitation of liability by declaring a higher value for carriage and paying a supplemental charge if required.

II. Conditions of contract on reverse side of the Air Waybill
Notice concerning carrier’s limitation of liability: If the carriage involves an ultimate destination or stop in a country other than the country of departure, the Warsaw Convention or the Montreal Convention may be applicable and in most cases limit the liability of the Carrier in respect of loss of, damage or delay to cargo. Depending on the applicable regime, and unless a higher value is declared, liability of the Carrier may be limited to 17 Special Drawing Rights per kilogram or 250 French gold francs per kg, converted into national currency under applicable law. Carrier will treat 250 French gold francs to be the conversion equivalent of 17 Special Drawing Rights unless a greater amount is specified in the Carrier’s conditions of carriage.

De nieuwe Airway Bill moet vanaf 17 maart 2008 gebruikt worden.
Oude AWB’s mogen om juridische redenen niet opgemaakt worden.

Resolution 600b – IATA Air Waybill Conditions of Contract

The industry-preferred version of the IATA air waybill Conditions of Contract (IATA Resolution 600b) is in effect as of March 17, 2008. It refers to both the Warsaw Convention and the Montreal Convention. Importantly, among other changes, Resolution 600b specifies 250 French gold francs to be the conversion equivalent of 17 SDR, which provides a direction on how to convert the non-existing French gold francs into a modern currency. Therefore, a standardized conversion of the French gold francs into local currencies would be achieved.

Plaub Paper and Non-coloured coded air waybills

It is important to note that Resolution 600b does not mandate, nor does it involve, the use of non-coloured coded air waybills in any manner. There is no mandate or requirement that airlines use non-coloured coded air waybills, IATA is merely inviting the industry at this time to implement non-coloured coded air waybills. The resolution that permits the use of non-coloured coded air waybills is Resolution 600a, and specifically, the provision for using non-coloured coded air waybills has been in effect since 2004. Resolution 600a essentially provides the technical specifications of the face of the Airline and Neutral air waybills and provides that Airlines shall accept both coloured and non-coloured coded air waybills. It is important to note that all the specifications and requirements applicable to coloured coded air waybills are also applicable to non-coloured coded air waybills. This implies that non-coloured coded air waybills must have exactly the same measurements, and other specifications as the coloured coded air waybills and must also have the Conditions of Contract printed on the reverse side of a minimum of three (3) original copies. The non-coloured coded air waybills could be printed either on plain (bond) paper or on multiple page continuous form paper.

As per Resolution 600a, IATA Member airlines participating in multilateral cargo interlining must accept non-coloured coded air waybills. Importantly as well, there is no provision in the Warsaw Convention, its amendments, or the Montreal Convention that prevents the use of non-coloured coded air waybills. However, the local rules of the customs authorities and government agencies might not reflect the Convention mandates. Accordingly, prior to using non-coloured coded air waybills on any route, it would be recommended that airlines, forwarders, and shippers confirm that the local customs authorities and government agencies alike will accept such air waybills. The challenge for the industry is to encourage customs authorities and government agencies to accept non-colored coded air waybills. All exceptions will need to be dealt with on a case-by-case basis. IATA therefore reiterates its invitation to the industry to work together with the customs authorities to fully implement the acceptance of non-coloured coded air waybills.