Amazon building its own overnight airfreight operation, sources say

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    Amazon building its own overnight airfreight operation, sources say - Cargo Facts

    Amazon’s efforts are ongoing and fluid, but sources tell Cargo Facts that the world’s largest e-commerce company by revenue is negotiating for the acquisition of perhaps 20 767 widebody freighters from The Boeing Company. By considering the ownership of a fleet of aircraft Amazon is signaling that it will take in house at least some of the massive logistics and shipping services currently provided to it by UPS, FedEx and USPS.

    Amazon did not respond to a request for comment. FedEx did not respond to the substance of our request for comment. According to a UPS spokeswoman, “We don’t comment on speculation about Amazon, who continues to be a valued customer.” Cargo Facts has requested comment from USPS.
     
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