Global Services

With more than 50 years of expertise utilizing international supply chains, Dunavant’s global team is well qualified to manage our clients' trade finance needs for both open sales and deferred payment letters of credit. The company is a licensed freight forwarder, non-vessel-operating common carrier, and customs broker and is in the process of getting its air forwarder license. It also has extensive experience negotiating letters of credit and can provide solutions in any country in the world.

As a licensed OTI and NVOCC Trade company, Dunavant handles every aspect of our clients' international needs with up-to-the-minute track and trace capabilities. Our experienced team navigates supply chain needs including overhead reductions, banking and trade finance contract management, ocean freight operations and customs clearance regulations. Dunavant has a rich history and presence in overseas markets, with full coverage of all Asian-based ports and inland factory locations. 

Dunavant's global services include:

  • Licensed OTI and NVOCC Trade
  • Trade Financial Services
  • Import/Export Ocean Freight–LCL, FCL refrigerated, Project Cargo, Ro/Ro and Breakbulk
  • Document Packaging Services
  • Customs Clearance–FDA, USDA, DEA, DOT, FCC and FWS
  • Air Freight
  • Booking agent services
  • Consolidation
  • PO management
  • Vendor training
  • Warehousing, pick & pack, labeling, cargo inspection
  • China domestic transportation, inventory control, reporting
  • Intra-Asia freight, by sea, air and cross border transportation, from China to Vietnam, Thailand, Cambodia, etc.

Freight Forwarder and NVOCC Trade

No matter how your freight moves, you can be confident that our experienced global team can handle every aspect of your international needs with the highest level of care and expertise. As an NVOCC, our global team expertly negotiates all international ocean freight rates, transportation and maritime insurance needs. In addition, as a freight forwarder we provide all administrative needs from booking ocean shipments with carriers to preparing all necessary documentation for your international shipments. Finally, to help better manage your inventory through increased visibility, our Global Hub provides up-to-the-minute track and trace capabilities.

Trade Finance Services

Given our past as one of the largest privately-owned cotton traders in the world, our global team is uniquely qualified to help manage your trade finance needs. Our global banking and trade finance contracts help facilitate your accounts receivable and credit insurance needs. Whether your terms are open sales, deferred payment or a deferred payment letter of credit, our global team will help you turn deferred payment into immediate cash.

Import/Export Ocean Freight

Whether you need LCL, FCL, Refrigerated, Project Cargo, Ro/Ro, or Breakbulk, we have expertise and knowledge in all facets of ocean freight. Our global team has more than 50 years of experience in global ocean freight. This experience and multiple contracts in various segments of the ocean freight community helps ensure your freight guaranteed capacity and, more importantly, competitive pricing to help protect your bottom line.

Document Packaging Services

Our global team is uniquely qualified to handle your documentation needs. Much of the Dunavant global staff is derived from a documentation team that handled more than 1,400 sets of documents annually when we operated as one of the largest privately-owned cotton companies in the world. Our proprietary Documentation Package System (DPS) allows us to reduce our documentation department’s overhead by 50 percent while maintaining a very low discrepancy rate. Allow us to help you reduce your DSO and documentation overhead by putting DPS to work for your company.

Customs Clearance

To complement our end-to-end global supply chain services, we offer a variety of customs clearance and compliance services. Land, air or sea; we can offer import customs clearance or export SED/AES customs compliance. Our global team will gladly counsel you on continuous or single entry bonds, commodity tariff/duty classifications and valuations, duty drawbacks, and governmental agency coordination (FDA, USDA, DEA, DOT, FCC, and FWS).

Special Projects

Dunavant specializes in time-defined project management. Whether it’s new store startups, job site deliveries or large volumes in a short time period, the Dunavant special projects team can design a custom solution. Dedicated fleets, daily capacity commitments, on-site management and load consolidation are just some of the solutions that Dunavant offers. We are also able to adapt to changing market conditions quickly, so you only pay for what you need.

Container Drayage

Dunavant manages thousands of container shipments a year, both domestic and international. As a sole-source provider for one of the nation’s largest exporters, Dunavant has built a reputation for exemplary service and communication while providing capacity in even the busiest shipping times of the year. In conjunction with our global division, Dunavant provides door-to-door service on a worldwide basis.

C-TPAT Application

Dunavant Logistics Group, LLC is a participant in the Customs-Trade Partnership against Terrorism (C-TPAT), a voluntary government-business partnership for cargo security.  Part of our responsibility under this program is to ensure that all of our business partners have a security program in place that mirrors C-TPAT participation.

In order to do business, or to continue doing business, with Dunavant, you may be required to fill out our C-TPAT application and security questionnaire.  Please click here to do so.

Direct Contact
David Underwood(david.underwood [at] dunavant [dot] com)
Vice President, Global Operations
901.369.1677