Amazon Bulks Up Shipping Capacity to Battle Holiday Season Snarls

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Amazon trailer trucks are seen astatine  Cherbourg Harbour, France connected  Jan. 21, 2021. (Gonzalo Fuentes/Reuters)

Amazon trailer trucks are seen astatine Cherbourg Harbour, France connected Jan. 21, 2021. (Gonzalo Fuentes/Reuters)

Amazon.com Inc. said connected Monday it had doubled its instrumentality processing capableness and secured much shipping retention from water freight carriers to effort to flooded proviso concatenation bottlenecks successful clip for the holiday buying season.

The stop-and-start quality of the COVID-19 pandemic has snarled planetary proviso chains that are optimized for just-in-time question of goods, portion labour and instrumentality shortages and a deficiency of abstraction to store products person exacerbated the situation.

Amazon, which plans to prosecute 150,000 seasonal workers successful the United States during the vacation period, said it had besides accrued ports of introduction crossed its web by 50 percent.

The e-commerce elephantine is not the lone institution trying to usage its standard and heavy pockets to musculus its mode done proviso concatenation headaches.

Retailers including Walmart Inc., Target Corp., and Home Depot person said they are chartering ships to woody with the pandemic-driven slowdown of oversea networks that grip 90 percent of the world’s trade.

President Joe Biden earlier this period urged the backstage assemblage to assistance easiness proviso concatenation blockages by expanding overnight operations astatine the ports to effort to conscionable transportation needs.

Reuters

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