Amazon Threat Has Maersk Racing to Stop Clients from Encroaching on Shipping Business

By Christian Wienberg and Alaric Nightingale (Bloomberg) -- The world’s biggest container shipping line is trying to stop customers like Amazon.com Inc. and Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. from becoming competitors in just a few years’ time. “Amazon is a threat if we don’t do a good job for them,” Soren Skou, the Chief Executive Officer of A.P. Moller Maersk A/S, said … [Read more...]

Amazon Enters Ocean Shipping with New Freight Forwarder Status

By Mari Saito SAN FRANCISCO, Jan 14 (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc's China arm has registered as an ocean freight forwarder, according to the U.S. Federal Maritime Commission, a move that will give it more control over shipping products from Chinese factories to U.S. shoppers. The registration is the latest indication that Amazon plans to expand its logistics reach to cut … [Read more...]

Amazon Founder Raises Apollo 11 F-1 Engines from Atlantic Ocean

On July 16, 1969, the world watched as the historic Apollo 11 mission took off from the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, which of course ended with Neil Armstrong - and greater mankind - walking on the moon. What the world didn't watch - or at least realize - was that the five F-1 engines used to launch the Saturn V spacecraft into orbit would make a violent … [Read more...]

gCaptain Now Available On The Kindle

In writing my book, Fire On The Horizon, I was surprised to find that, despite being roughly the same price, many gCaptain readers preferred the kindle edition to the hardcover. Personally I am a big fan of my Kindle 3G International Edition which lets me download books and newspapers from around the world, but I had never read a blog on the device. It turns out the Kindle … [Read more...]

Load Up Your Agent’s Van With Amazon Prime

You pull into anchorage, plug your EVDO Card into your laptop and immediately begin to map out the stores you need to visit once the ship is docked. We know the routine and know how precious port time is and we have an answer; Amazon Prime! What is prime? For a modest annual charge of $79 you get Two day and Standard shipping for free on selected Amazon.com items and … [Read more...]