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 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.