Amazon has begun shipping products from Chinese merchant partners to its U.S. warehouses via its own ocean freighters.
Amazon used to outsource exclusively.
Question: How long will it be before Amazon has minimal to no staff on self-guided transports?
Supply Chain 247 reports Amazon Enters Trillion Dollar Ocean Freight Business.
Amazon doesn’t want to have to rely on (and pay) third-party delivery companies. It’s already taken control of lorries and planes and now it’s taking control of ships, The Wall Street Journal reports.
Specifically, the Seattle-headquartered ecommerce giant has started handling the shipment of goods from Chinese retailers that sell on its platform to its vast US warehouses.
Previously it left this to global freight-transportation companies.
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Amazon is becoming what Standard Oil once was - a vertically and horizontally integrated monopoly. Why isn't the US Department of Justice (sic) preventing this from happening?