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Monday, January 18, 2016

Amazon On The Ocean

Amazon Takes Steps to Move into Ocean Shipping

Rich McCormick | January 15, 2016

Amazon is expanding its operation so that it doesn't just send items across the world — it ships them, too. The retailer's Chinese wing has this week been awarded a license by the Federal Maritime Commission to operate as an ocean freight forwarder in the United States, marking the first step Amazon is making into the $350 billion ocean shipping market. In addition to shipping its own goods, the license  — first spotted by freight forwarding company Flexport in the FMC's database — means Amazon China is legally an ocean transport intermediary, and allowed to ship goods to the US by boat for other companies.


<more at; related links; (Amazon could be moving into the $350B ocean freight market. January 14, 2016) and (+Video) (Amazon takes steps to move into ocean shipping January 15, 2016); further: (Amazon gets permission to subcontract freight ships from China to the US. The company’s China arm wants to provide logistics—maybe even to third parties. January 15, 2016)>

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