The trade rift with China and a boost in e-commerce are changing the way cargo comes into the U.S., with a greater share of goods flowing into East Coast seaports rather than the traditional gateways on the West Coast.
Amazon, which has seen a jump in online shopping during the Covid-19 pandemic, said the new jobs pay at least $15 an hour and include benefits and signing bonuses of as much as $1,000 in some cities.
The head of the container line says big clients like Amazon and Walmart want end-to-end logistics solutions from shipping companies.
Walmart is trying again to build a membership program that can rival Amazon Prime, the Amazon.com service with more than 150 million members.
The Chinese e-commerce giant says its fiscal first-quarter profit more than doubled from the same period a year earlier, mirroring the results of U.S. tech giants that have thrived as disruption from the coronavirus pandemic accelerated a migration online.
The company is committing to an expansion of its workforce with many corporate staff working in offices, a long-term strategy rooted in several factors.
Online sales are expected to break records this year as consumers avoid in-person browsing, a shift expected to outlast the pandemic.