According to foreign media reports, you may not know that online shopping actually occupies a lot of space in the real world. The number of warehouses built to ensure the smooth operation of e-commerce is growing rapidly, and they are getting closer to the community to meet consumers’ expectations for fast delivery. Now, several satellite images show how online shopping has dramatically changed the face of a California county. < / P > < p > it is understood that ports near Los Angeles and long beach handle 40% of U.S. imports. Once the goods are off the ship, most of the goods will be quickly transported inland to the “dry port”. Dry ports are warehouses and distribution centers where logistics people sort packages and deliver them to their final destination. < / P > < p > the satellite image above shows the explosive growth of warehouses around San Bernardino International Airport between 2005 and 2018. On Google maps, you can also see which companies are occupying these huge buildings: Amazon, Pepsi, Clorox, Kohl & amp; 39; s and Mars petcare. San Bernardino County and neighboring riverside county, an area known as the “Inland Empire,” together constitute one of the largest logistics and distribution centers in the United States. According to a report in 2018, San Bernardino’s warehouse space alone is enough to accommodate more than 5100 football fields, about 300 million square feet (300 million square meters). < / P > < p > more warehouses are on the way to the Inland Empire, and may bring more truck traffic and pollution. At the moment, San Bernardino airport is expanding and Amazon is building a $200 million air cargo facility. The warehousing industry is expected to continue to grow globally in the next few years. The new crown pandemic has not cooled this trend much. As online shopping becomes more and more, the demand for warehouse space is also growing. In addition, some retailers have increased inventory on hand due to supply chain disruption during the global crisis. And those sales this year are not as good as those in previous years, such as summer clothes are still idle, which occupies a lot of space. < / P > < p > many places have changed a lot because of e-commerce. According to reports, Amazon has considered acquiring traditional physical department stores and transforming them into distribution centers to get closer to customers. < / P > < p > “you can see that now you leave any city and you’ll see an entire warehouse dedicated to online shopping,” says Sharon Cullinane, a professor of Sustainable Logistics at the University of Gothenburg. “You have to get the warehouse closer to the population center so that you can deliver half an hour – it’s really crazy.” SpaceX beat blue origin and Northrop Grumman to win a $316 million air force contract