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Amazon to Deploy Hydrogen-Powered Forklifts

Internet retailer Amazon.com has committed to depoloy forklifts powered by hydrogen fuel cells from Plug Power Inc. at some of its fulfillment centers and will work with the Latham, N.Y.-based company to develop new applications for hydrogen fuel systems.

Transport Topics
April 24, 2017
Business

Amazon Wants Cheerios, Oreos and Other Brands to Bypass Chain Stores

Simon Dawson/Bloomberg News

Amazon.com has invited some of the world's biggest brands to its Seattle headquarters in an audacious bid to persuade them that it's time to start shipping products directly to online shoppers and bypass chains like Wal-Mart, Target and Costco.

Bloomberg News
March 30, 2017
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Amazon Wants to Drop Packages by Parachute

nited States Patent and Trademark Office

Amazon may have a new option for how it plans to deliver your packages by drone.

Brett Molina | USA Today
February 16, 2017
Business

Analysis: Will Amazon Revolutionize Shipping?

Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg News

For manufacturers who have to get products to you, shipping remains a troublesome, inefficient and stubbornly analog business.

Adam Minter | Bloomberg News
February 15, 2017
Business

As Amazon Looks to Deliver Its Own Packages, Charlotte's Airport Is Part of the Strategy

Mark Makela/Reuters

As Amazon.com increasingly looks to deliver its own packages, the online retailer is using Charlotte as one of the building blocks for its “Prime Air” cargo service.

Rick Rothacker | The Charlotte (N.C.) Observer
February 8, 2017
Business

Amazon Establishes Air Cargo Hub in Kentucky

Mark Makela/Reuters

Online retailer Amazon.com is building a new centralized air cargo hub at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport to support the company’s growing fleet of cargo planes.

Transport Topics
January 31, 2017
Business

Amazon Boosts Cargo Shipments 166% at Pennsylvania Airport

Mark Makela/Reuters

The Lehigh Valley saw air cargo shipments increase nearly 166% in 2016, with planes carrying 126 million pounds of cargo compared with 47.4 million pounds in 2015.

Scott Kraus | The (Allentown, Pa.) Morning Call
January 25, 2017
Business

Amazon to Open Third Fulfillment Center in Small Texas Town

Martin Divisek/Bloomberg News

Amazon.com said Jan. 18 that it plans to open a fulfillment center in Coppell, Texas, which will be its ninth in the state.    

Maria Halkias | The Dallas Morning News
January 19, 2017
Business

Amazon to Create 100,000 Jobs in US in Next 18 Months

Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg News

Amazon.com Inc. revealed plans to hire more than 100,000 people in the United States in the next 18 months, grabbing the spotlight as President-elect Donald Trump pushes companies to employ more Americans.

Spencer Soper and Jing Cao | Bloomberg News
January 12, 2017
Business

Amazon Says Shipments for Independent Merchants Doubled in 2016

Simon Dawson/Bloomberg News

Amazon.com Inc. said the number of items sold for independent merchants that use its logistics service more than doubled to 2 billion last year, evidence the online retailer’s stepped-up investments in warehouses are paying off with expansion into new areas like fashion and household goods.

January 4, 2017

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