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Business, Logistics

Amazon to Expand In-Garage Delivery to 4,000 US Cities

An Amazon Prime delivery van sits parked on a street in Seattle. An Amazon Prime delivery van sits parked on a street in Seattle. (Jimmy Anderson/Getty Images)

Amazon .com Inc. is about to see whether shoppers wary of contact with package delivery drivers would rather let them into the garage instead.

Matt Day | Bloomberg News
November 12, 2020
Business, Logistics

Amazon Grows Delivery Network in Brazil’s Largest Logistics Push

A packed box moves along an Amazon conveyor belt in Tilbury, U.K. A packed box moves along an Amazon conveyor belt in Tilbury, U.K. (Jason Alden/Bloomberg News)

Amazon .com Inc. is opening three new distribution centers in Brazil, marking its biggest logistics push in Latin America’s largest market as competition intensifies amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Gabriela Mello | Bloomberg News
November 9, 2020
Business, Logistics

Amazon Announces First Air Cargo Expansion Outside US

An Amazon Prime Air cargo jet sits at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport in Kentucky. An Amazon Prime Air cargo jet sits at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport in Hebron, Ky. (Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News)

Amazon .com Inc. is launching air cargo operations in Europe, the online retailer’s first such expansion outside of the U.S. as it looks to bring more freight operations in-house.

November 5, 2020
Business, Technology, Logistics, Autonomous

Plus Selects Amazon Web Services as Cloud Provider

Plus automated trucks Plus reported it has been conducting pilot tests of its automated driving system for some large logistics providers, with pre-orders coming from some of these early pilot partners. (Plus)

Plus, a provider of self-driving truck technology, announced it selected Amazon Web Services as its preferred cloud provider to support the commercial deployment of its system.

October 22, 2020
Business, Logistics

Amazon’s Prime Day Steals Rivals’ Black Friday Spotlight

An employee scans a package at an Amazon fulfillment center in the U.K. An employee scans a package at an Amazon fulfillment center in the U.K. on Oct. 12. (Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg News)

Amazon.com Inc.’s two-day Prime Day sale kicked off on Oct. 13 and is expected to give the world’s largest e-commerce company an early advantage over brick-and-mortar rivals still contending with pandemic-spooked consumers wary of battling Black Friday crowds.

October 13, 2020
Business, Technology, Fuel, Logistics, TCA

Amazon Unveils Prototype of Rivian-Built Electric Delivery Van

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Amazon .com Inc. unveiled a prototype of one of three electric vehicles being developed in partnership with startup EV truck manufacturer Rivian.

Robert Channick | Chicago Tribune
October 9, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel, Logistics

Lion Battery-Electric Trucks Bound for Amazon

Amazon Lion Electric Class 6 Amazon plans to use Lion’s trucks in its middle-mile trucking operations. (The Lion Electric Co.)

Lion Electric announced that it will deliver 10 Class 6 battery-electric vehicles to Amazon.com Inc., with the first two arriving this year.

September 25, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Logistics, Autonomous

Amazon’s Drone Delivery Fleet Hits Milestone With FAA Clearance

Amazon drone Amazon.com unveils its Prime Air delivery drone during an event in Las Vegas in June 2019. (Joe Buglewicz/Bloomberg News)

Amazon­.com took a leap toward delivering goods from the sky by becoming one of only a few companies certified by the U.S. government to operate as a drone airline.

Alan Levin | Bloomberg News
September 25, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Autonomous

Amazon’s Zoox Gets Green Light for Robotaxi Tests in California

A Zoox self-driving car is operated outside the company's headquarters in California. A Zoox self-driving car is operated outside the company's headquarters in California. (Michael Short/Bloomberg News)

Amazon .com Inc.’s self-driving-car unit, Zoox Inc., is getting a green light from California to test autonomous vehicles on public roads without a safety driver, becoming the fourth company to receive the state’s blessing for truly driverless testing.

Chester Dawson | Bloomberg News
September 18, 2020
Business, Logistics

Amazon Plans to Put 1,000 Warehouses in Suburban Neighborhoods

Packed boxes move along a conveyor belt at an Amazon fulfillment center in Tilbury, U.K. Packed boxes move along a conveyor belt at an Amazon fulfillment center in Tilbury, U.K. (Jason Alden/Bloomberg News)

The facilities, which will eventually number about 1,500, will bring products closer to customers, making shopping online about as fast as a quick run to the store.

Spencer Soper | Bloomberg News
September 16, 2020

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