Automation of airway bills in airports

Airports save more than 80% of their time processing airway bills by using the new Champ A2Z scanner integration with Metamaze

In the world of air travel, every second counts. From boarding passengers to handling luggage, the choreography of operations at an airport is a dance that requires precision, speed, and efficiency. But what many outside the industry overlook is the intricate ballet behind the scenes—air cargo management. 

Central to this operation is the Air Waybill (AWB), a pivotal document that represents the agreement between an airline and a shipper about the transportation of goods. Traditionally, deciphering these documents has been a manual, time-consuming task. But what happens when innovative technology meets this age-old challenge? 

We partnered with CHAMP Cargosystems to revolutionize the way data from Air Waybills is extracted, analyzed, and utilized. The result of this partnership is the launch of the newest CHAMP product: A2Z Scan. 

CHAMP Cargosystems and Metamaze collaborate to launch CHAMP A2Z Scan, transforming Air Waybill data capture and comparison

With more than 60 million Air Waybills (AWBs) typed and compared by hand, CHAMP Cargosystems has partnered with Metamaze to launch A2Z Scan to digitalize the processing of paper Air Waybills reducing the average human error rate and generating time savings of up to 80%.

CHAMP A2Z Scan was designed to give airlines and ground handling agents (GHAs) the ability to bypass this time-consuming manual labour, instead uploading digital AWBs to a specially designed AI scanner, which turns the image into text and compares the data automatically.

Boosted by CHAMP’s open neo cargo platform and leading API program, CHAMP A2Z Scan automatically looks up any corresponding AWB data in your cargo management system – such as Cargospot – and automates the comparison between the two. The system then highlights any discrepancies for manual adjustments.

From these manual adjustments, the AI software compiles new information which it can apply to future AWB scans, reducing the need for future manual corrections.

“We are delighted to have partnered with CHAMP Cargosystems on this joint venture. Together, we have created a solution that is future-proof for our customers, significantly freeing time and resources for their day-to-day operations.”

“CHAMP and Metamaze had a joint vision to enable our customers to scan all documents travelling with each shipment and have it all automatically processed by artificial intelligence. Through our collaboration, our customers have an efficient and innovative solution that no longer requires manual data capture, enhancing the way they operate.”

About CHAMP Cargosystems

CHAMP Cargosystems provides the most comprehensive range of integrated IT solutions and distribution services for the air cargo transport chain. The portfolio spans core management systems, messaging services, and eCargo solutions. These include applications to meet customs and security requirements, quality optimization as well as e-freight and mobility needs. The products and services are well known under the Cargospot and Traxon brands.
The company serves over 200 airlines and GSAs, and links these with some 3,000 forwarders and GHAs worldwide. CHAMP’s solutions help its customers, and their clients adapt to critical and continuous changes in air transport logistics to meet global trade demands.
CHAMP Cargosystems is headquartered in Luxembourg and operates offices in London, Zurich, Frankfurt, Manila, Singapore and Atlanta.
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