Even though air transport is the fastest mode of transport for ordinary goods, there are also rules that must be taken into account.
It is important to recognize that unless otherwise agreed in writing, the forwarder will not be liable for any delays in delivering the goods to the destination (e.g. changes to the airline’s bookings or transit route). The airlines will do their best to ensure that the consignment arrives at the destination in time, but will not be held liable if any arrival scheduled for any reason is delayed. According to the AWB, the obligation to deliver the goods as soon as possible within reasonable time, according to the options (reasonable dispatch), is required.
To increase the speed of delivery and security, airlines provide different “priority” services to ensure accuracy of arrival. These goods are handled in the PRELIMINARY REGISTER in the case of ordinary consignments, the transit time is shorter and the possibility of delays is minimal.