Amazon using robots to fulfill orders in warehouses

The e-commerce giant is now using a fleet of robots to do the heavy lifting in its warehouses.
Amazon is currently using more than 15,000 robots in 10 different warehouses to help with the manual lifting and transporting of goods.

USPS reports it is ready for the holiday season shipping rush

The Postal Service is stepping up its marketing game this holiday season.
The U.S. Postal Service has been preparing its systems for months in anticipation of the upcoming holiday season.

Retailers fight to deliver the best shipping deals

Target is taking a significant risk by offering free holiday shipping without a minimum purchase amount.
Retailers across the nation are looking for ways to reduce shipping costs and time in order to attract more holiday customers.

Labor disputes at West Coast seaports impede seasonal shipments

A union negotiation impasse is stopping Washington seaports from delivering the state's seasonal apple shipments to countries in Southeast Asia, Latin America and India.
Members of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union have apparently slowed productivity at West Coast seaports as a result of a negotiation impasse with port authorities. 

Maersk Line announces strong growth in shipping demand and net profit

Maersk Line recently announced an increase in shipping demand and third quarter net profits.
Danish shipping company Maersk Line released a report on Tuesday announcing that shipping demand grew 3 percent year-over-year and container volumes exceeded 18 million 20-foot equivalent units.