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Sep 29, 2016

AMAZON vs. UPS & FEDEX * USA: Newest ambition, own delivery operations

* Washington - Amazon’s newest ambition: Competing directly with UPS and FedEx

--- To reduce shipping costs, Amazon is building up its own delivery operation, as some say the online retailer is preparing to go head-to-head with major shippers in the mainstream delivery business... Just before the morning rush hour on a recent Thursday, a brigade of vans rolled up to a low-slung warehouse near Los Angeles International Airport... Workers in bright green vests crammed some 150 Amazon.com packages into each truck before the fleet headed through the urban sprawl to customers’ doorsteps... This logistical dance wasn’t performed by United Parcel Service Inc., FedEx Corp. or the U.S. Postal Service, all longtime carriers for the online retailer. It was part of an operation by Amazon.com Inc. itself, which is laying the groundwork for its own shipping business in a brazen challenge to America’s freight titans... 
(Photo: To reduce shipping costs, Amazon is building up its own delivery operation, as some say the online retailer is preparing to go head-to-head with major shippers in the mainstream delivery business)   --   Seattle, WASH, USA - The WSJ, by GREG BENSINGER & LAURA STEVENS - Sept. 27, 2016

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