Post Tagged with: "amazon.com"

Prime Air pilots picket Amazon board meeting in Seattle

Prime Air pilots picket Amazon board meeting in Seattle

May 23, 2017 at 5:57 pm 0 comments

[UPDATED] Pilots that fly for Amazon.com’s Prime Air picketed the e-commerce giant’s annual shareholders meeting, held today in Seattle. The pilots, who fly for Atlas Air World Wide (AAWW), picketed outside the venue to pressure Amazon leadership to reverse the high attrition rate that Atlas Communications Committee chairman Michael GriffithRead More

Amazon makes major bid to boost European warehouse market share

Amazon makes major bid to boost European warehouse market share

April 24, 2017 at 5:50 pm 0 comments

Amazon is in the market for 1,300 warehouse units across Europe as the e-commerce company rushes to consolidate market share for its one-hour Prime Now delivery service. The Telegraph reports that the warehouses will be set up near population centers, allowing Amazon to store high-demand items near customers. Prime subscriptionRead More

Amazon’s on-demand manufacturing sends tremors through supply chain

Amazon’s on-demand manufacturing sends tremors through supply chain

April 19, 2017 at 11:11 pm 0 comments

If Amazon’s latest clothing manufacturing plans become a reality, air cargo companies stand to lose billions in revenues. Yesterday, the e-commerce giant was awarded a patent for a localized manufacturing setup that eliminates much of the traditional supply chain, bringing manufacturing closer to consumers than ever before. That said, it’sRead More

CHAMP integrates hands-free Amazon technology into airfreight

CHAMP integrates hands-free Amazon technology into airfreight

April 13, 2017 at 5:34 pm 0 comments

Trying to track down your latest shipments? Try giving them a shout. As demand rises for voice-recognition technology in the logistics business, CHAMP Cargosystems has launched its “Traxon Air Cargo Shipment Tracking” on Amazon’s cloud-based voice service, called Alexa. Through Alexa, customers can now interact with CHAMP’s Traxon track-and-trace applicationRead More

UPS adds 400 ‘dangerous’ commodities to its fly list

UPS adds 400 ‘dangerous’ commodities to its fly list

April 12, 2017 at 5:59 pm 0 comments

UPS is heading into the “danger zone,” saying it is ready to handle a wider range of higher-risk goods. The express giant is now allowing an additional 400 “dangerous” commodities onto its global air network, as well as increasing the size of allowable shipment. The company is also adding moreRead More

Huawei to compete with Alibaba for cloud market

Huawei to compete with Alibaba for cloud market

April 12, 2017 at 5:46 pm 0 comments

Starting this year, Huawei will expand into public cloud services, the Chinese-technology giant announced. And while not explicitly stated, the move pits it against Alibaba, which, in turn, is rushing to catch up with Amazon.com, the global market leader. “We will invest heavily in building an open and trusted publicRead More

Atlas Air reaches tentative deal with dispatchers union over Amazon’s CVG move

Atlas Air reaches tentative deal with dispatchers union over Amazon’s CVG move

April 7, 2017 at 5:07 pm 0 comments

Dispatchers working for carriers Atlas Air and Polar Air Cargo Worldwide are set to receive a four-year extension on their contract, including pay increases and relocation benefits, after its operations move to Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) as part of Amazon’s planned relocation to CVG from Wilmington. Atlas Air WorldwideRead More

Pilots protest in front of White House against DHL’s cost cutting measures

Pilots protest in front of White House against DHL’s cost cutting measures

April 5, 2017 at 5:21 pm 0 comments

Pilots for five U.S. based airlines that are subcontracted to carry cargo for DHL plan to protest outside the White House today, in hopes that President Trump will prevent DHL from applying pressure that “skirts U.S. laws designed to protect American airlines against foreign influence,” the Airline Professionals Association, Teamsters LocalRead More