Business, Technology, Equipment, Logistics

Amazon Threat Has Maersk Racing to Stop Clients From Becoming Rivals


The world’s biggest container shipping line is trying to stop customers like Inc. and Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. from becoming competitors in just a few years’ time.

Christian Wienberg and Alaric Nightingale | Bloomberg News
February 12, 2018

Analysis: Amazon’s Delivery Dream Is a Nightmare for FedEx and UPS

Jim Young/Bloomberg News

Amazon’s ambition has been in plain sight for years. The company has built its own network of merchandise warehouses and package sorting centers. It enlisted its own airplanes and truck trailers to transport cargo. It registered to move freight across oceans, and in dozens of cities it tapped couriers to deliver packages directly to shoppers’ doors.

Shira Ovide | Bloomberg News
February 9, 2018
Government, Business, Technology

Maryland Transportation Secretary Pete Rahn 'Aggressively' Trying to Woo Amazon HQ2

Amazon Worker Joshua Lott/Bloomberg

Maryland Transportation Secretary Pete Rahn is pursuing Inc. with gusto as the retailer determines which state will be home to its second headquarters, HQ2.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
February 7, 2018
Business, Logistics

Amazon's Investment in Warehouses, Robots Pays Off in Rising Sales and Bigger Profit

Jim Young/Bloomberg News

Years of investments in warehouses and robots and data centers and gadgets — that have often tested investor patience — paid off big for Amazon over the holidays.

Spencer Soper | Bloomberg News
February 2, 2018
Business, Technology, Logistics

Amazon Expands Delivery Trial That Could Hurt FedEx, UPS

Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg News Inc. is expanding a service launched to make more groceries, cleaning supplies and other products available for quick delivery directly from merchants without overwhelming the e-commerce giant’s warehouses with additional inventory, according to documents reviewed by Bloomberg News.

Spencer Soper | Bloomberg News
January 29, 2018
Government, Business

Maryland Governor Offers Tax Incentives, Road Improvements to Lure New Amazon HQ

Amazon HQ in Seattle Construction outside Amazon HQ in Seattle. (Elaine Thompson/Associated Press)

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan has announced sweeping tax legislation to accompany an incentive package that devotes billions to transit and infrastructure in an effort to entice Amazon into building its second headquarters in the state.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
January 22, 2018
Business, Logistics

Amazon Narrows Field for Second Headquarters Location to 20

The Inc. headquarters stands in the South Lake Union neighborhood of Seattle. (David Ryder/Bloomberg News) Inc. narrowed the field of cities for its proposed new headquarters to 20, with New York, Boston, Chicago, Miami and Austin, Texas, among the contenders.

Spencer Soper | Bloomberg News
January 18, 2018
Business, Logistics

Amazon Begins to Act as Its Own Freight Broker

Amazon Prime Truck Stephen Brashear/Associated Press for Amazon

Over the past two years Inc. has dabbled in the transportation and logistics industry. But recently, the e-commerce behemoth began to directly broker freight to truck drivers, rather than solely rely upon third-party firms such as C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Transport Topics has learned.

Ari Ashe | Staff Reporter
January 17, 2018
Business, Technology, Safety, TCA

Amazon Delivery Drone Would Dismantle Itself in Sky, Rain Down Parts

Amazon received a patent outlining a possible plan for “directed fragmentation for unmanned airborne vehicles” used in deliveries.

Ethan Baron | The San Jose (Calif.) Mercury News
December 4, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, Logistics

Warehouses Are Getting Bigger, Taller, Faster

Jim Young/Bloomberg News

Those boxes piling up on your doorstep over the holidays don’t ship from Santa’s workshop. As Americans spend more money shopping online, real estate developers are sinking record amounts of money into new warehouse space, building bigger, taller structures to meet the needs of e-commerce — and the robots that help it along.

Patrick Clark and Kim Bhasin | Bloomberg News
December 1, 2017