Amazon is currently using more than 15,000 robots in 10 different warehouses to help with the manual lifting and transporting of goods.
The U.S. Postal Service has been preparing its systems for months in anticipation of the upcoming holiday season.
Retailers across the nation are looking for ways to reduce shipping costs and time in order to attract more holiday customers.
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.
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.