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How Amazon is beating supply chain chaos with its own containers, chartered ships and long-haul planes

As supply chain chaos causes shipping delays this holiday season, experts say Amazon's logistics empire and predictive analytics will allow it to avoid the worst of it. Amazon leased long-haul planes to get goods from China to the U.S. faster, and its been making its own containers and chartering private cargo vessels for years. Now retailers like Walmart, Home Depot, Target, IKEA and Costco are trying out the tactic, chartering smaller vessels to bring goods to less congested ports.

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