Amazon put the first air cargo logistics center in Europe into service in Germany. Located in the city of Leipzig, the facility is established on an area of 20 thousand square meters. Two Boeing 737-800 aircraft marked Amazon will now carry Amazon orders in Europe.
Amazon, one of the largest e-commerce platforms in the world, has been paying attention to air cargo logistics operations since 2016. In fact, the company has been doing air transportation in the US states of Texas and Florida and in Puerto Rico, an autonomous region, ever since. The company has now brought its transportation service to Europe. Amazon will now carry cargo with its own planes at the airport in Leipzig, Germany.
Located at Leipzig-Halle Airport, the Amazon headquarters occupies an area of 20 thousand square meters. The company, which will serve with two aircraft with coatings that make it clear that it belongs to Amazon, will expand its shipping network in Europe. Amazon users’ cargo will be transported in Boeing 737-800s that will be located at the facility in Germany. In addition, Amazon will recruit at least 200 employees to this center. Amazon’s total number of employees in Leipzig will approach 2000 with this move.
According to the statements made by Amazon, the first air cargo center in Europe will make things easier for consumers in the COVID-19 pandemic. The company says that the shipping operations to be made by airplanes will speed up the process and there will be no delays in delivery times.
Amazon bought up to a dozen cargo planes in June to keep up with the growing demand with the COVID-19 outbreak. These planes are currently flying mostly over the US skies, but the move in Germany shows that the company is in a similar way for Europe. It seems Amazon will try to show up in this area by opening a new field for e-commerce.