Air Cargo Executive of the Year: Giving back is the better part of valor

One aspect of the director job at Amazon Air that Sarah Rhoads said she enjoys the most is being able to use the wide-ranging logistics network to help out communities and those less fortunate than herself. For instance, in the aftermath of the devastating hurricanes that hit Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands in […]
  • Randy Woods
  • November 25, 2018

Amazon Air adds ‘Valor,’ the fleet’s 40th freighter, to honor veterans’ service

More than two years after Amazon announced the order of 40 freighters that would form the backbone of its own-operated fleet of cargo aircraft, its air carrier subsidiary, Amazon Air, announced the delivery of “Valor,” the 40th 767-300 converted freighter, at a Monday post-Veteran’s Day event in Long Beach, Calif., attended by Amazon CEO Jeff […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • November 13, 2018

Prime Air pilots picket Amazon board meeting in Seattle

[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 Griffith attributed to, “low wages and […]
  • Lewis King
  • May 23, 2017

Alibaba-Maersk tie up opens new frontier in e-commerce wars

Amazon’s got its Prime Air, but Alibaba just raised the stakes with the announcement of a partnership with Maersk Line that enables customers to reserve space on its ocean vessels online. In addition to cutting out freight forwarding middlemen and opening pathways to global markets, the move is being seen as a shot in the […]
  • Lewis King
  • January 5, 2017

Amazon Prime breaks billion-item barrier this holiday season

Amazon shipped more than 1 billion items through its Amazon Prime membership program this holiday season, setting a company record and underscoring how powerful the e-tail juggernaut has become in the retail sector. The e-commerce giant also noted that more than 72 percent of its customers worldwide made their purchases through mobile devices. While online […]
  • Lewis King
  • December 27, 2016

Future or fantasy? Cargo industry reacts to Amazon’s drones

If Amazon proves right, the overheard whir of a drone carrying a watch, toy or pair of shoes could someday become commonplace. The Internet has been aflutter ever since Amazon.com CEO Jeff Bezos’ announcement that drones will someday deliver packages – but the viability of the idea and its effect on air cargo remain in […]
  • December 9, 2013