Government, Business, Logistics

Experts Doubt Turbulence Caused Crash of Cargo Jet in Texas

Flight data recorder recovery of Atlas Air Flight 3591 NTSB investigators and a member of the recovery team retrieve the flight data recorder of Atlas Air Flight 3591. (NTSB via AP)

DALLAS — Aviation experts expressed doubt March 13 that turbulence could have caused the deadly February crash of an Atlas Air cargo plane carrying Amazon packages in Texas, suspecting human error or a massive malfunction as more likely culprits.

March 14, 2019
Business, Technology, Logistics

Fighting Fakes Was a Big Reason Behind Amazon’s Big Vendor Purge

Amazon Luke MacGregor/Bloomberg News on March 9 hinted that fighting counterfeits was a reason for its sudden and unexplained purge of thousands of vendors that sowed panic among longtime suppliers.

Spencer Soper | Bloomberg News
March 11, 2019
Business, Technology, Logistics

Amazon Purges Suppliers in Push to Boost E-Commerce Profits

Amazon Jim Young/Bloomberg News abruptly stopped buying products over the past two weeks from many of its wholesale vendors, encouraging them to instead sell their products directly to consumers on Amazon’s marketplace.

Spencer Soper | Bloomberg News
March 7, 2019
Business, Fuel

Amazon Cites Reduced Carbon Output in New Delivery Option

Amazon Prime truck on highway John Sommers II for Transport Topics

Amazon Prime customers across the United States now can pick which day of the week they want to receive their packages. By offering the option of a specific day for delivery, the Seattle-based retail giant says this will cut its carbon footprint, reduce packaging since the items likely will arrive in fewer boxes, and make shipping more predictable.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
March 6, 2019
Government, Business, Logistics

NTSB Takes Lead Investigating Crash of Amazon Air Cargo Plane

Wreckage from Amazon cargo jet crash This image taken from video provided by KRIV FOX 26 shows the scene of a cargo plane crash on Feb. 23 in Trinity Bay, just north of Galveston Bay and the Gulf of Mexico in Texas. (KRIV FOX 26 via AP)

A widebody cargo plane hauling packages for Amazon with three people aboard abruptly plunged out of the sky and slammed into a bay Feb. 23 as it was preparing to land in Houston.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
February 27, 2019
Business, Logistics 'Insourcing' Roils Freight Industry, Analysts Say

Amazon Prime truck Inc.’s role in the shuttering of New England Motor Freight and the “body blow” dealt to XPO Logistics Inc. is raising alarms for trucking and logistics firms that do business with, or compete against, the popular online retailer.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
February 21, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Logistics

Amazon to Disclose More Details on Environmental Impact

Amazon Bess Adler/Bloomberg News announced it will disclose its carbon footprint later this year, giving consumers and investors new insight into the environmental cost of its popular two-day shipping.

Emily Chasan | Bloomberg News
February 20, 2019

Opinion: Amazon Innovations Force Supply Chain Change

Although widely regarded as innovative, Amazon’s business model has caused disruptive change, whether to its direct competitors or specific industries.

Sean Maharaj | Managing Director, Transportation Logistics and Retail Practices, AArete
February 19, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment

Amazon Leads $700 Million Investment in Electric Car Maker Rivian

Amazon Model of an electric Rivian truck. (Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg News) led a $700 million equity investment in Rivian Automotive, the electric pickup and SUV maker preparing to deliver its first vehicles next year.

David Welch and Chester Dawson | Bloomberg News
February 15, 2019
Government, Business, Logistics

Amazon Ditches Plans for New York Headquarters

Amazon Mark Lennihan/Associated Press is pulling out of a plan to build a headquarters in New York City, after a backlash from some residents and politicians, the e-commerce giant said.

Alistair Barr | Bloomberg News
February 14, 2019