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2. If you own your own containers and have the size of Amazon you can charter your own smaller ships, fill them with your own stuff, charge your vendors for shipping (at a premium, probably), and use secondary ports to receive. Since it is not a mixed container ship coming in and you have warehouses everywhere, you can transship the stuff to your other warehouses yourself rather than hope mid-level distribution centers get the stuff and ship it timely to the Amazon warehouses where it’s going anyway.

3. A smaller shipper may not have the option of using a secondary port since they rely on the existing infrastructure to get their products to destinations from the major ports which are set up to handle and split such cargoes and they’re probably hustled onto the newer, gigantor “more efficient” cargo vessels. Amazon, if it has that issue at all, has its own infrastructure which presumably could handle much of that itself.

I read another article that said that is pretty much what Amazon is doing. For example, some Amazon containers are going to the small Port of Everett instead of the overcrowded Port of Seattle.

One thing Amazon isn't doing is screwing their vendors. Many Amazon vendors are reluctant to use Amazon logistics because they have to disclose pricing and other information but Amazon has containers right now is charging a fraction of the market rate.
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