Amazon Leases Cargo Airplanes to Bypass Supply Chain Chaos Written 6 December 2021


Boeing 777 Freighter | Credit: Andrew W. Sieber; Wikimedia Commons; CC BY-SA 2.0

CNBC reported that Amazon’s leasing of long-haul cargo airplanes is “helping it avoid the long wait times for available dock space and workers at the country’s busiest ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles.” Amazon is “avoiding ports altogether by reportedly leasing at least ten long-haul planes that can get smaller amounts of cargo directly from China to the U.S. much faster.” One of Amazon’s “converted Boeing 777 planes can carry 220,000 pounds of cargo.”
Full Story (CNBC)