Google and AWS will build a fleet of new ships for Amazon’s Prime shipping program, the company announced on Wednesday.
The company said the fleet will be capable of moving goods between two Amazon warehouses, one in Seattle and one in San Francisco.
The two warehouses will be located in different states, but the ships will operate in the same manner, according to the announcement.
The new ships will cost Amazon $1.5 billion to build and ship, the announcement said.
Amazon’s shipping service is based on its Prime membership program, which provides free two-day shipping and discounts on products.
Prime memberships are also available at participating retailers, including Whole Foods, Wal-Mart and Target.
The announcement comes as Amazon continues to add more and more shipping options to its Prime program.
Prime customers can also use a smartphone app to order items at participating stores.
Amazon said it is working on an update to the app that will allow customers to set their own shipping schedule and allow them to place shipping orders for items they want in bulk.