Master Air Waybill (MAWB)

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Definition: Master Air Waybill (MAWB)

Master air waybill is a document used in transportation, specifically in air shipments, issued by the air cargo carrier or its agent. Generally on a carrier's Master air waybill format, evidences the terms and conditions of the carriage of goods over routes of the carrier

• Master air waybill generally issued on a pre-printed Master air waybill format of an issuer carrier

• Master air waybill issued by the carrier or an agent on behalf of the carrier.

• A master air waybill is subject to IATA Rules and one of the the international air conventions (Warsaw Convention, Hague amendment, Montreal Convention, etc.)

• Master air waybill is signed by the actual carrier and states the terms and conditions of the carriage, as a result customer may have protection in case the goods are damaged or lost in transit


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