Amazon’s Shipping Infrastructure Takes to the Sea

Amazon’s Shipping Infrastructure Takes to the Sea

Amazon’s Shipping Infrastructure Takes to the Sea
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Amazon sells an expansive range of products in nations across the globe, and the online retailer continually seeks innovative ways to streamline its logistics, cut its costs, and manage more of its supply chain. Learn how launching a sea-based shipping initiative could help Amazon gain greater control over its supply chain.

Situation: Amazon Aims to Make Shipping More Efficient

For online retailers like Amazon, shipping costs are one of the company's biggest expenses. That's why Amazon has spent years experimenting with ways to make its supply chain more efficient. Doing so would reduce expenses, limiting the distance that shipments must travel as well as the amount of time they take to arrive at their destinations. Since Amazon completes many of its shipments by air, the retailer has considered the idea of purchasing its own aircraft and launching an air cargo provider.

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