Air Waybill The Air Way bill is a non-negotiable Bill of Lading, and is used as a receipt for cargo and a contract for transportation between shipper and air carrier. Unlike an ocean carrier with a “to order” Ocean Bill of Lading, the air carrier must deliver the shipment to the consignee named on the non-negotiable Air Waybill. International air waybills or “airline air waybills,” are used by the air carriers; “House air waybills, ” are used as receipts by Freight Forwarders who then consolidate them with the air carriers international air waybills.
Aircargo Agent An agent appointed by an airline to solicit and process international airfreight shipments.
Airport Code A three letter code assigned to all airport locations worldwide.
Arrival notice A notice from the carrier to the “notify party” indicating the vessel’s estimated arrival date; identifying shipment details such as number of packages, weight, and container number, and indicating when free time expires. Often includes a freight invoice.