Amazon has been much in the news lately, as it has moved toward its own air network, and its own trucking fleet. Today brings the news that ocean has now joined air and road on the e-commerce giant’s “To Do” list. The US Federal Maritime Commission granted a non-vessel operating commonRead More
Post Tagged with: "Amazon"
Based on reports from the British press, e-commerce giant Amazon may be on the move, literally, to launch its own logistics network in Europe. A story in UK daily The Evening Standard indicates that Amazon, working with Germany-based forwarder and logistics services provider DB Schenker, is using a 737 freighterRead More
Amazon.com Inc. is creating a logistics operation that will include overnight air operations in the US domestic market, potentially including the acquisition of at least 20 freighter aircraft, Cargo Facts has learned. Currently, Amazon ships most of its parcels through United Parcel Service, FedEx, and the United States Postal Service.Read More
News of the ramping up of an Amazon logistics unit comes in the wake of something of an open secret that the e-commerce giant is conducting a trial air operation in the US, in partnership with Air Transport Services Group Inc, a publicly traded airfreight company. Less commonly known isRead More
It looks like “Amazon Airlines” is on its way. During a conference call in early November, following publication of Air Transport Services Group’s third-quarter results, CEO Joe Hete commented on the subject of managing express networks for customers, saying: “The trial ACMI express network that we launched in September for aRead More
Will Amazon enter the transportation and logistics business? On one level, this is a stupid question, because we’ve all seen Amazon Fresh delivery trucks on the streets of our cities, and Amazon operates almost 170 distribution facilities worldwide. So, clearly, the company is already involved in transportation and logistics. However,Read More
Yesterday, we began a three-part look at Alibaba, the world’s biggest e-commerce company, and the way in which its approach to the logistics of online shopping – particularly the development of a neutral “open logistics platform” – has changed the package-delivery industry in China, and will soon spread that changeRead More