Will Amazon offer its own Shipping Service?

“In a recent regulatory filing, Amazon added “transportation and logistics services” to the already long list of industries and services it views as competition. While Amazon relies on shipping partners, like USPS, UPS, and FedEx to help make deliveries, the disclosure signals that Amazon is getting serious about […]

Droids Not Drones Are the Future of E-Commerce Deliveries

Droids Not Drones Are the Future of E-Commerce Deliveries Excerpt from: Bloomberg | By: Jeremy Kahn | April 18, 2016 In the shadow of Greenwich’s 02 Arena – the futuristic dome originally built as London’s showpiece for the Millennium – what looks like a picnic […]

Is Amazon trying to buy an airport?

Is Amazon trying to buy an airport? Excerpt from: Journal of Commerce | by: Bruce Barnard | April 19, 2016 There is mounting speculation that Amazon is interested in acquiring a stake in Frankfurt-Hahn Airport to establish a major European distribution hub. Amazon is said […]

Worried analysts question Amazon’s logistics plans

Worried analysts question Amazon’s logistics plans Excerpt from: American Journal of Transportation | By: Reuters | January 29, 2016 In the wake of Amazon.com Inc’s disappointing financial results that sent shares plunging Thursday, analysts blamed rising costs to deliver goods, which increased to $4.5 billion […]

Amazon to Control Ocean Shipping?

Amazon to Control Ocean Shipping? A Flexport Blog has recently announced that Amazon China decided to register as an ocean freight forwarder in the United States.  Amazon China now appears on the list of companies authorized to sell ocean freight services. What does this mean? This […]

Amazon in Talks to Lease Boeing Jets to Launch Air-Cargo Business

Amazon in Talks to Lease Boeing Jets to Launch Air-Cargo Business Excerpt from: American Journal of Transportation | By: Reuters | December 20, 2015 Amazon.com Inc is negotiating to lease 20 Boeing Co 767 jets to start its own air-delivery service next month, seeking to […]