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Amazon has shippers concerned that the storied disrupter of brick and mortar retail is training its sights on logistics. The e-commerce giant has purchased thousands of trailers blazoned with its logos in the U.S., registered as a non-vessel-operating common and leased 20 U.S. domestic cargo jets as the company appears Amazon primed to expand into last-mile package delivery and beyond.

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The changes hitting the retail sector as a result of e-commerce are happening so quickly and so intensely that it’s possible that regular mainstays of the Top 100 Importers list could fall off the rankings, or fall apart entirely.

News & Analysis

15 Sep 2017
Call it an "obsession." Amazon's dedication to fulfilling customer expectations is turning a wheel of logistics growth that is not likely to stop.
12 Jul 2017
Some of the largest and most congested US metropolitan areas have shorter last-mile delivery runs on average than smaller cities, a CBRE survey shows.
07 Jul 2017
Online marketplaces and mobile apps are challenging decades-old business models for industrial distributors as use of e-commerce channels grows, a UPS survey finds.
26 Jun 2017
Amazon and Wal-Mart are squaring off in a retail "cold war" that will unfold online and in stores, reshaping logistics, speakers at the SMC3 Connections Conference warn.
29 May 2017
The last mile on the route to e-commerce fulfillment is getting crowded.
11 May 2017
The distribution and fulfillment demands of Amazon.com will significantly disrupt traditional long-haul truckload shipping.

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Amazon.com recently hosted a hiring day where it sought to recruit 50,000 new employees.

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