Amazon to Ship Cargo to the Moon?

 07 Mar 2017 12.55pm

Amazon Founder Jeff Bezos is aiming to capitalise on US President Trump’s space travel aims by shipping packages to the moon, according to The Washington Post.

The Trump administration is known to be eager for a huge national accomplishment to kick-start his presidency and lift the spirits of a politically split nation.

Amazon chief Jeff Bezos already has a space travel company named ‘Blue Origin’, and by chiming with President Trump’s ambition, he aims to develop a human presence on the moon which is maintained by solar energy.

Jeff Bezos said:  “It is time for America to return to the Moon — this time to stay.

“A permanently inhabited lunar settlement is a difficult and worthy objective. I sense a lot of people are excited about this.”

A whitepaper has reportedly been disseminated amongst the Trump team and NASA, outlining the viability of such a mission.

In recent months, Amazon has endeavoured to make a name for itself within the wider shipping sector, as well as being at the forefront of creating new ways in which to revolutionise trade.

Such ways include the use of drone technology.

Amazon and its aims were mentioned numerous times at the 2016 PTI Terminal Automation & Training Conference, especially with regard to Terminals of the Future.

PTI is holding its second Terminal Automation & Training event in London from April 18-20, 2017.

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  Automation and Optimisation , Environment , Global Economy/Trade, Going Places, Shipping