Amazon Targets Australia with Inland Distribution Plan
Australia's ports could expect to see a drop in the levels of cargo coming into the country after news that Amazon is planning to add the continent to its global transportation network, according to WSJ.
The e-commerce giant plans to build warehouses and test deliveries through autonomous drones and vehicles as it’s found that Australian shoppers visit stores to avoid the higher prices and long delivery waiting times that come from ordering online in the country.
Australia's retail sector has remained relatively untouched from e-commerces’ hold on the rest of the world, meaning that Amazon's entry will force retailers to focus on their online presence.
However, Amazon isn't the only company planning to build its network in the country as Maersk Line recently announced plans to expand into the Australian logistics market and add other services to its port calls.