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Amazon reinstates FedEx ground delivery for Prime after suspending it last month

Amazon has reinstated FedEx as a ground delivery carrier for Prime members' shipments. The online retailer said today the shipper consistently met its delivery requirements, after suspending it last month.

On Tuesday, Amazon officially told third-party sellers they may now go back to using FedEx's ground-delivery shipping services for orders.

Annie Palmer at CNBC reports that ...

Bicycles shipped in fake flatscreen TV boxes suffer less shipping damage

In 2015, Amsterdam-based e-bike company VanMoof started shipping to the United States but found that a disproportionate number of them were damaged during shipping. So they started putting the bikes in fake flatscreen TV boxes. From VanMoof:

That small tweak had an outsized impact. Overnight our shipping damages dropped by 70-80%. We sell 80% of our ...

Global shipping companies comply with anti-air-pollution rules by dumping pollution into the sea, instead

As of Jan 1, a new International Maritime Organisation standard will seriously restrict the kind of air pollution that shipping vessels can emit; in response, the industry has invested more than $12b in "open-loop scrubbers," which capture the sulphur from heavy fuel oil exhaust and reroute it, along with CO2, into waste water that is ...

The Panama Canal: The world’s most interesting ditch

For more than a century, the Panama Canal has helped move **** by ship around the world. It's acted as a pinch point in international diplomacy, made vast sums of money off of the vessels that pass through it and, is so important to some shipping routes that many cargo vessels are designed specifically to ...

Walmart announces next-day delivery on 200K+ items in select markets

This month, Amazon announced it’s investing $800 million in its warehouses and delivery infrastructure in order to double the speed of Prime shipping by reducing it to only one day. Now Walmart is following suit with a one-day shipping announcement of its own. The rival retailer says it will begin to offer free, NextDay delivery ...

Amazon is pushing for one-day Prime shipping

Yesterday Amazon managed to beat out Wall Street’s already optimistic expectations with another record quarterly revenue. In amongst its victory laps, the company announced intentions to shift its free two-day Prime shipping to one-day. The move has been a holy grail for the company, which has already pushed parcel services and its own fulfillment centers ...