Amazon is eating UK warehouse space

The growth of online retailer Amazon has had a huge effect on the balance between supply and demand in available UK warehouse space, delegates at the Multimodal event in Birmingham have heard. According to Mark Thornton, marketing director of Omnichannel and e-commerce technology provider Maginus, the online giant holds a quarter of the country’s available warehouse space. It currently own 13 fulfilment centres and 22 delivery stations in the UK, and ... [+]

Amazon goes for the ultimate in port-centric distribution

On-line retail giant Amazon is to open what is believed to be the UK’s largest ever warehouse at the Forth Ports-Roxhill Developments-owned London Distribution Park (LDP) at the port of Tilbury. As well as its sheer size, the facility will be one of the most highly automated in the country. The ... [+]

Is Amazon an accident waiting to happen?

The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has imposed a $350,000 fine on Amazon for sending a leaking one-gallon container of corrosive by UPS. Moreover, it added, the online retailer has a history of violating the Hazardous Materials Regulations, totting up 24 other breaches of the rules from February 2013 to September ... [+]

Amazon muscles into NVOCC market

Online retail giant Amazon has further extended its reach into the supply chain, with the news that it has obtained an NVOCC licence from the US Federal Maritime Commission. Although the licence would theoretically allow Amazon to offer its services to third parties, the retailer is expected to use its ... [+]

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