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Old 05-08-2019, 11:42 PM
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"Amazon announces groundbreaking for its massive CVG cargo hub"

https://www.cincinnati.com/story/new...pDqOAhx_BzVhyY

There are two Amazon ramps planned at CVG. They started building the southern ramp, which is larger than the existing DHL ramp. It is reported to be able to accommodate about 100 aircraft. The northern ramp, which will be constructed after the southern ramp, is much bigger than the ramp on the south side.

Also, Amazon, at some point in the past 2018?2017? bought the whole Comair Airline HQ building/complex. They are currently renovating it so they can move in to the whole facility...think they are using part of it now.
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Now if they can just figure out a way to attract and keep pilots, their plans of global domination will be complete!
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Old 05-09-2019, 11:23 AM
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Originally Posted by atpcliff View Post
"Amazon announces groundbreaking for its massive CVG cargo hub"

https://www.cincinnati.com/story/new...pDqOAhx_BzVhyY

There are two Amazon ramps planned at CVG. They started building the southern ramp, which is larger than the existing DHL ramp. It is reported to be able to accommodate about 100 aircraft. The northern ramp, which will be constructed after the southern ramp, is much bigger than the ramp on the south side.

Also, Amazon, at some point in the past 2018?2017? bought the whole Comair Airline HQ building/complex. They are currently renovating it so they can move in to the whole facility...think they are using part of it now.
Reading between the lines , this looks like a major challenge to DHL , or a major collaboration , the likes of which must make FedEx and UPS investors stay awake at night.

Wonder when a similar business plan ( Prime Air ) will be enacted in Europe. It doesn't take much imaginative thought to realise that the market potential in Europe is just as great as in the US.
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Originally Posted by ROBsINtheHOOD View Post
Reading between the lines , this looks like a major challenge to DHL , or a major collaboration , the likes of which must make FedEx and UPS investors stay awake at night.

Wonder when a similar business plan ( Prime Air ) will be enacted in Europe. It doesn't take much imaginative thought to realise that the market potential in Europe is just as great as in the US.
A formal partnership/buyout between AMZN & DHL would give them an instant worldwide distribution network. Prime Air already partners with DHL in the US..
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Will the pilots be able to take bathroom breaks though?
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Old 05-09-2019, 01:32 PM
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Amazon already partners with DHL in the UK and Throughout the EU.

FYI- UK mail is actually DHL. The Royal Post does indeed deliver for Amazon too. Dont forget that amazon now runs the most popular motoring show in the UK now after the BBC let it go. Amazon is growing fast however the taxes/tariffs/credits are far more difficult
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The slow rolling AMZN/FDX/UPS divorce continues.

FedEx will no longer provide express shipping for Amazon in the U.S.
https://apple.news/AM3EYf60nSjKHyAxe1Cafhw
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FedEx will no longer provide express shipping for Amazon in the U.S.

Well played... I hope we follow their lead and do the exact same thing. If Bezos wants to enter the freight/logistics free market with PrimeAir, he can start delivering ALL his packages, tomorrow.





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Originally Posted by G550Guy View Post
Well played... I hope we follow their lead and do the exact same thing. If Bezos wants to enter the freight/logistics free market with PrimeAir, he can start delivering ALL his packages, tomorrow.
Just spit balling here, but I really suspect that is a long term goal. Iím sure this wasnít what they wanted (fedex deal), yet, but Iím guessing that in the next 5-10 years they may be a fairly heavy player. Or at least they will try
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