Amazon in Massive Freight Flight Drive

 10 Mar 2016     Cargo Volumes and Throughput, Container Handling, Containers, Going Places, Port Planning, Ports, Security and Logistics

Online retailer Amazon has announced a scheme that intends to reduce the dependency on third party freighter services through the leasing of more than 20,000 freight aircraft in partnership with Air Transport Services Group (ATSG), according to the International Business Times.

Dave Clark, Senior Vice President of Worldwide Operations and Customer Service at Amazon, said: "We offer Earth's largest selection, great prices and ultra-fast delivery promises to a growing group of ‘Prime’ members.

“… We're excited to supplement our existing delivery network with a great new provider, ATSG, by adding 20 planes to ensure air cargo capacity to support one and two-day delivery for customers.”

This follows news that analysts had predicted the online retailer to create its own shipping company in a bid to bypass logistics companies such as UPS and FedEx.

It was also recently reported that the online retailer could make large amounts of profit by reselling products from Chinese manufacturers using the new shipping service. 

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