Feb 2, 2017

Amazon to build $1.5bn US cargo hub

Last year, Amazon entered into agreements to lease 40 dedicated Prime Air cargo planes. 16 planes are in service for Amazon customers, with more rolling out over time. By establishing its own cargo hub, the expectation is that Amazon will gradually take more control over the entire process of getting items to customers once ordered. "Kentucky's ideal location, proven workforce and an already extensive shipping and logistics industry have been the backbone of our relationship with Amazon for nearly 20 years." Last month, Amazon said it will create 100,000 new, full-time jobs across the US by mid-2018 and also revealed plans to open new warehouses in Texas,Maryland and Colorado.

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