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  • Dunavant Buys Mobile Brokerage Company

    Posted on Feb 20 2017

    Memphis-based Dunavant Logistics Group has bought John M. Brining Co. of Mobile, Alabama, giving Dunavant in-house brokerage services as part of its portfolio of services.

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  • Dunavant Acquisition Yields Growth Inside and Out

    Posted on Feb 16 2017

    John M. Brining Co. was recently acquired by Dunavant Logistics Group, a Memphis-based global logistics firm, adding in-house brokerage to the Dunavant portfolio of customer service offerings.

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  • Consolidation of Cargo Carriers Puts Ocean Freight Industry at ‘Crossroads’

    Posted on Jan 30 2017

    Memphis-based Dunavant Global Logistics Group and Mallory Alexander International Logistics are prime players in the ocean freight business as non-vessel operating common carriers, otherwise known as NVOCCs. And each, according to a consultant who used to work as an executive for one of larger ocean freight lines in the industry, has a strong reputation.

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  • Dunavant Global Logistics Group grows through acquisitions

    Posted on Jan 19 2017

    In Nov. 2016, Dunavant Global Logistics Group announced the acquisition of Alabama-based J.M. Brining Inc., as well as expansions in China. 

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  • Rerouting Regulations

    Posted on Jan 13 2017

    With every new administration comes some degree of uncertainty when it comes to federal regulations. But after an especially unpredictable campaign season, all eyes are now on the president-elect to see what he’ll do next. 

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  • Logistics Sector Preps for Logging Devices

    Posted on Jan 06 2017

    While Memphis’ distribution and logistics sectors continued to prosper in 2016, legislative changes and proposed improvements to the infrastructure of Lamar Avenue were among the year’s top local headlines for the industry.

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  • A JOC Outlook on the Industry's Next Four Years

    Posted on Dec 19 2016

    What does the freight and shipping industry need from Washington? The day following the 2016 US president election, The Journal of Commerce posed this question to attendees at the JOC Inland Distribution Conference in Memphis.

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  • Dunavant Expands Into China While Bolstering the Company Stateside

    Posted on Dec 02 2016

    With a strong presence on the Gulf Coast and in the Southeast, the acquisition of a private customs brokerage company in Mobile, Alabama, made sense for Memphis-based Dunavant Global Logistics Group LLC.

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  • Dunavant Expands Domestic and Global Footprint

    Posted on Nov 09 2016

    MEMPHIS, TN— Memphis-based Dunavant Global Logistics Group, LLC has announced the addition of two new subsidiaries to its global footprint— the acquisition of John M. Brining, Inc., a Mobile, Alabama based private customs brokerage company, and the opening of Dunavant International Freight Agency in Shenzhen and Hong Kong, China.

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  • Dunavant adds China operation, Alabama customs broker

    Posted on Nov 09 2016

    Dunavant Global Logistics Group has opened an operation in Shenzhen and Hong Kong, in addition to acquiring longtime Mobile, Ala.-based customs broker John M. Brining Inc.

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  • Dunavant Logistics adds two subsidiaries

    Posted on Nov 09 2016

    Memphis-based Dunavant Global Logistics Group LLC is adding two new subsidiaries to its global footprint — one in a neighboring state and one on another continent.

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  • Memphis logistics firm Dunavant grows in China, Mobile

    Posted on Nov 09 2016

    Dunavant Global Logistics Group LLC has expanded with the opening of a new unit in China and acquisition of a private customs brokerage company in Mobile, Alabama.

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  • Dunavant CFO Weathersby named lifetime award winner

    Posted on Oct 04 2016

    HJ Weathersby has managed the finances for every business venture Dunavant Enterprises Inc. has invested its time and resources in over the past 40 years.

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  • Distribution company expands warehouse footprint near Port of Houston

    Posted on Sep 23 2016

    Memphis, Tennessee-based Dunavant, a logistics and supply chain company, has expanded its distribution presence near the Port of Houston.

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  • Dunavant Boosts Chemical Warehousing Capacity

    Posted on Sep 20 2016

    Dunavant has added a second chemical warehousing facility in an existing complex near the Port of Houston, bringing its distribution space in the local market to 789,000 square feet.

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  • Dunavant Expands Houston Distribution Footprint with Second Warehouse

    Posted on Sep 19 2016

    Dunavant continues to expands its Houston distribution presence with an additional chemical warehousing facility in close proximity to Houston Port Authority and Bayport and Barbours Cut terminals.

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  • Logistics Industry Change Spurs New Entity for Dunavant

    Posted on Jul 29 2016

    Aging equipment usually isn't a money maker, but for one Memphis-based company, it turned into a new entity to add to its global logistics service offerings. Dunavant Enterprises Inc., a privately-owned operating company based in Memphis, has been able to capitalize on a national logistics trend.

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  • Dunavant Enterprises logistics firm expands offerings in La Porte

    Posted on Jul 21 2016

    Dunavant Enterprises, a global logistics firm based in Memphis, has formed a new division headquartered in La Porte that will lease transportation equipment to customers nationwide.

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  • Dunavant Forms Trailer Leasing Business

    Posted on Jul 21 2016

    Memphis-based Dunavant Enterprises has formed Dunavant Logistics Leasing Group in La Porte, Texas.

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  • Dunavant Enterprises Starts Leasing Group

    Posted on Jul 21 2016

    Memphis-based Dunavant Enterprises has formed a leasing entity that leases all types of transportation equipment to its logistics customers.

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  • Logistics Edge

    Posted on May 24 2016

    Dunavant positions itself well for its customers and for future growth.

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  • Deal of the Week: Bulking up in Pasadena

    Posted on Jan 11 2016

    Logistics and supply chain management company Dunavant has boosted its space in Pasadena's Bay Area Business Park in a lease expansion that will enable it to add chemical warehousing to its offerings.

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  • Massive Tenants Lease Over 1M Square Feet Near Port

    Posted on Jan 11 2016

    Two tenants inked mammoth leases in a business park near the Port of Houston, totaling more than a combined 1 million square feet of leased and pre-leased space.

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  • Dunavant Expands Houston Distribution Footprint

    Posted on Jan 06 2016

    HOUSTON, TEXAS—Dunavant continues to expand its Houston distribution presence with an additional 212,000 square feet of chemical warehousing space within the Bay Area Business Park located in Pasadena, Texas.

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  • Dunavant Adds Space in Houston Market

    Posted on Jan 06 2016

    Memphis-based logistics and transportation provider Dunavant has added 212,000 square feet of chemical warehousing space in the Houston area, boosting its footprint there to 577,000 square feet.

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  • Dunavant Expands in Houston

    Posted on Jan 06 2016

    Dunavant is continuing to grow in Texas. The Memphis-based company has expanded its Houston distribution presence with an additional 212,000 square feet of chemical warehousing space in Pasadena.

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  • Dunavant Expands Distribution Footprint with Fort Worth Warehouse

    Posted on Dec 10 2015

    FORT WORTH, TEXAS—Dunavant continues to expand its distribution footprint with additional warehouse space at 900 Terminal Road in Fort Worth, Texas.

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  • Dunavant Adds Fort Worth Warehouse

    Posted on Dec 10 2015

    Dunavant is expanding its distribution footprint with a new warehouse in Fort Worth, Texas.

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  • Memphis Backlog of Uncompleted Road Projects Nears $1 Billion

    Posted on Dec 01 2015

    Shopping in big box retailers or online, there’s a good chance Memphis consumers will find their purchase traveled through one of the city’s most congested corridors, Lamar Avenue.

    Logistics provider Dunavant put its Memphis terminal there for the same reason Gov. Bill Haslam used it as a backdrop to highlight the need for new funding for Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) projects.

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  • American Agriculture Outlook is Bullish, Dunavant Reports

    Posted on Nov 23 2015

    William B. Dunavant III, Dunavant Enterprises President and CEO, spoke to JOC.com about the future of American agriculture, changes in the market, the advent of DDGs and ability to containerize smaller quantities of grain, rice, and other products, as well as the impact of foreign buyers for U.S. goods.

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  • Dunavant Touts Direct Sales

    Posted on Oct 19 2015

    Woodson Dunavant and Don Lake are used to the question now that Dunavant Enterprises is through its non-compete with Dreyfus Commodities, the company that bought its global cotton operation in 2010.

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  • Gescheit Joins Dunavant Logistics

    Posted on Sep 10 2015

    MEMPHIS, TN--Rangi Gescheit has joined the Dunavant Logistics Group as logistics services & operations administrator, export. Gescheit, who served in the Israeli Defense Forces as a deputy in criminal special investigation, began his career at Port Elizabeth, N.J. Most recently he was a trade lane manager with DHL Global Forwarding.

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  • Dunavant Grows Import Customer Service Team

    Posted on Aug 27 2015

    MEMPHIS, TN— Dunavant Logistics, Inc. is pleased to welcome Timela Woods to the Import Customer Service team in Dunavant’s Memphis headquarters.

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  • Dunavant Expands Memphis Logistics Services & Operations Team

    Posted on Aug 27 2015

    MEMPHIS, TN— Dunavant Logistics, Inc. is pleased to welcome Rangi Gescheit to the Logistics Services & Operations team in Dunavant’s Memphis headquarters. 

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  • Dunavant Expands with New Mid-South terminal, Texas Warehouses

    Posted on Jul 24 2015

    MEMPHIS, TN--Dunavant Logistics has grown its regional warehousing reach to 500,000 square feet with the addition of a new drayage terminal and warehouse in Olive Branch and a new warehouse in Houston.

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  • Dunavant Logistics Growing, Hiring in Memphis

    Posted on Jul 24 2015

    MEMPHIS, TN--Dunavant Logistics is expanding in its Memphis area home base, adding a drayage terminal at 6850 Stateline Road in Olive Branch and 100,000 square feet of warehouse space, in conjunction with ML Group, at 4289 Concorde in Memphis.

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  • Dunavant Bulks Up in Memphis, Texas

    Posted on Jul 24 2015

    MEMPHIS, TN--Richard McDuffie was busy working in his East Memphis office when a company representative delivered the news.

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  • Dunavant hires International Logistics Service Administrator

    Posted on Jul 06 2015

    MEMPHIS, TN—Dunavant Logistics, Inc. is pleased to welcome James Fisher as International Logistics Service Administrator in its Memphis headquarters.

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  • Dunavant hires Manager of Drayage and Intermodal

    Posted on Jul 06 2015

    MEMPHIS, TN—Eddie Fuchs has joined Dunavant Global Logistics Group Inc. as Manager of Dray and Intermodal in its Memphis headquarters.

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  • Dunavant expands distribution footprint with new Houston warehouse

    Posted on Jul 03 2015

    HOUSTON, TEXAS—Dunavant continues to expand its distribution footprint with additional warehouse space at 9401 Bay Area Blvd. in Pasadena, near Houston, Texas.

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  • Dunavant wins presidential award for export excellence

    Posted on Jun 01 2015

    Dunavant Logistics Group, LLC was recognized by the United States Department of Commerce as the recipient of an “E” Award for Excellence in Exporting.

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  • White House Recognizes Dunavant Logistics for Export Efforts

    Posted on May 19 2015

    Dunavant Logistics Group LLC, a Memphis-based logistics and supply chain management company, has been recognized by the U.S. federal government for its national export expansion efforts.

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  • Dunavant Enterprises, Inc., Unveils Vision and Timeline for Henderson Beach Resort

    Posted on Jan 27 2015

    Dunavant Enterprises, Inc., Unveils Vision and Timeline for Henderson Beach Resort

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  • Dunavant Hires New Director of Safety and Manager of Maintenance

    Posted on Oct 27 2014

    Dunavant Transportation Group LLC is pleased to announce Lance Lamm, C.D.S. as Director of Safety and Michael Vincent as Maintenance & Repair Manager in its Houston office.

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  • Danny Roberts Join Dunavant Sea Lane Express, LLC as Vice President of Business Development

    Posted on Sep 16 2014

    MEMPHIS, TN – Dunavant Sea Lane Express, LLC is pleased to welcome Danny Roberts as the company’s newest Vice President of Business Development in its Memphis headquarters

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  • June News from Dunavant

    Posted on Jun 27 2014

    New Roles, Greater Capacity, Heavy Lifting, and Growth Strategy

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  • AAL, Dunavant make a heavy lift

    Posted on Jun 19 2014

    In April, the Port of Everett’s local longshoreman’s union workers loaded numerous pieces of large, heavy paper mill manufacturing equipment on an AAL ship bound for South Korea.

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  • Growth In Global Division Prompts Dunavant to Promote

    Posted on Jun 16 2014

    Dunavant Logistics Group is pleased to announce the promotions of longtime team members Gina Stone and David Underwood to Director positions. Stone is now the company’s Director of Export Services while Underwood will serve as Director of Import Services. Both employees were previously Managers with Dunavant.

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  • Growth Strategy: Dunavant Logistics Group experiences strong gains

    Posted on Jun 11 2014

    Cotton helped make Dunavant Enterprises into a worldwide brand, but the family and company have maintained a long-term association with the logistics industry.

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  • Dunavant Global Logistics Group Expands Warehousing Capability With Major New Facility Near Bayport & Barbours Cut Port Container Terminals

    Posted on May 19 2014

    Dunavant Global Logistics Group has added a warehouse in Pasadena, Texas, signaling a major strategic move as the company adds warehousing capability to complement its strong portfolio of logistics and transportation services in the gulf coast region.

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  • Beth Nickelson Joins Dunavant Global Logistics Group as Logistics Services & Operations Administrator

    Posted on May 19 2014

    Dunavant Global Logistics Group is pleased to welcome Beth Nickelson as the company’s newest Logistics Services & Operations Administrator in its Memphis headquarters.

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  • Dunavant Promotes Blake Johnson To Terminal Manager

    Posted on Apr 28 2014

    Johnson was previously a Export Logistics Coordinator for Dunavant l Logistics Group’s Global Division at the company’s Memphis headquarters. In that role, he served as the key representative for some of the company’s top export clients and was responsible for delivering cargo to origin ports and railheads through cost-effective means. He developed a drayage business plan for the company that took advantage of empty ocean equipment and matched import destinations with export origins, ultimately reducing cost on existing businesses by 10 percent.

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  • Dunavant's Karen Hjerpe Promoted to Vice President of Quality and Compliance

    Posted on Mar 03 2014

    Dunavant Global Logistics Group (DTG) has promoted Karen Hjerpe to the new position of Vice President of Quality and Compliance. She was previously the company’s Director of Global Operations and Compliance.

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  • Patrick Ellrich Joins Dunavant Transportation Group As Terminal Manager

    Posted on Feb 27 2014

    Patrick Ellrich has joined Dunavant Transportation Group (DTG) as the Terminal Manager of its Charlotte, North Carolina location.

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  • Chris McMahan Joins Dunavant Transportation Group as Terminal Manager

    Posted on Feb 18 2014

    Chris McMahan has joined Dunavant Transportation Group (DTG) as the Terminal Manager of its Nashville location. 

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  • Darlene Beasley Joins Dunavant Transportation Group as Driver Recruiter & Relations Manager

    Posted on Feb 03 2014

    Dunavant Transportation Group is pleased to announce that Darlene Beasley has joined the company as its newest Driver Recruitment and Relations Manager.

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  • Dunavant Transportation Group Welcomes Randy Parsons, New VP of Operations

    Posted on Dec 17 2013

    Dunavant Transportation Group is pleased to announce the addition of Randy Parsons to their growing team.

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  • Dunavant Trans Gulf Transportation Receives DuPont's 2013 Carrier Safety Award

    Posted on Oct 03 2013

    DuPont selected Dunavant for this coveted award based on the company’s strong track record of safety and performance throughout 2012. 

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  • Matt Read Named New Director of Carrier Development

    Posted on Oct 01 2013

    In this new role, Matt will engage with the carrier community regarding growth opportunities, rate engineering and performance, and drive continuous improvement.

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  • Dunavant Picks Up TCI's Houston, Dallas Operations

    Posted on Sep 30 2013

    Dunavant Transportation Group recently completed the acquisition of the Houston and Dallas operations of Transportation Consultants Inc., a New Orleans-based third-party logistics provider founded in 1983.

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  • Bob Mitchell Joins Dunavant Transportation Group as Vice President of Operations

    Posted on Sep 04 2013

    Dunavant Transportation Group is pleased to announce that Bob Mitchell has joined the company as their Vice President of Operations for east coast operations.

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  • Dunavant’s mobile devices linked to intermodal TMS empower contract drivers

    Posted on Sep 03 2013

    Visibility has become so pervasive in the field of logistics management that it has largely obscured the fact that one major link in global supply chains continues to remain virtually opaque to shippers.  But to Mike Rodriguez, senior vice president of Dunavant Sea Lane Express, it wasn’t good enough to write off visibility on the drayage leg.

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  • William Harsha Joins Dunavant Global Logistics Group As Business Development Director For Gulf Coast

    Posted on Aug 12 2013

    Dunavant  Global Logistics Group has hired William Harsha as its newest Director of Business Development.  William will be based in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and will focus his efforts on expanding the company’s presence in critical Gulf Coast markets.

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  • Ag and Transportation Industry Collaborate at ISA Summit

    Posted on Jun 17 2013

    National and international agriculture and transportation industry stakeholders discussed ways to fix transportation infrastructure issues that limit the soybean value chain's profitability at an Illinois soybean checkoff-funded conference June 13 in Joliet, Ill.

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  • Dunavant Logistics Group recognized at Transportation Marketing and Sales Association's 2013 Compass Awards

    Posted on Jun 11 2013

    Dunavant Logistics Group has been recognized with an award of merit from the Transportation Marketing and Sales Association (TMSA), an organization dedicated to advancing the success of marketing and sales professionals across all transportation modes.

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  • Dunavant Trans Gulf Hires Bethany Coots as Director of Marketing and Business Development for Transportation Division

    Posted on Jun 04 2013

    Dunavant Trans Gulf is pleased to announce that Bethany Coots has joined the company as its newest Director of Marketing and Business Development.

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  • Rotating Crops: Dunavant went from a cotton-trading titan to helping meet the global need for alfalfa hay

    Posted on May 31 2013

    Known for decades of substantial clout in the cotton business, Dunavant Enterprises has well-established global relationships in the agriculture community. Looking to steer away from the risks associated with commodities trading, Dunavant sold its cotton outfit to Allenberg Cotton, part of Louis Dreyfus Commodities, in 2009 and shifted its focus toward its already extensive logistics arm.

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  • American Cotton Shippers will fete Billy Dunavant

    Posted on May 13 2013

    The American Cotton Shippers Association will present its first lifetime achievement award to Memphis executive Billy Dunavant at its national convention next week in New Orleans.

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  • Dunavant Logistics Group Hires Jim Lange as Director of Business Development

    Posted on May 08 2013

    New Phoenix office will strengthen Dunavant's west coast presence

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  • American Cotton Shippers will fete Billy Dunavant

    Posted on May 03 2013

    The American Cotton Shippers Association will present its first lifetime achievement award to Memphis executive Billy Dunavant at its national convention next week in New Orleans.

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  • Dunavant touts positives for Memphis business

    Posted on Mar 22 2013

    William Dunavant III, CEO and president of Dunavant Enterprises Inc., had a wide-ranging but generally positive message for commercial real estate professionals at the local Certified Commercial Investment Member meeting earlier this week.

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  • Dunavant Grows Logistics, Transportation Divisions

    Posted on Feb 25 2013

    Dunavant Enterprises Inc. continues its transformation into a purely third-party logistics and asset-based transportation firm. Through its Dunavant Transportation Group and Dunavant Logistics Group, the company is focused on four main pillars – global, freight, distribution and consulting.

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  • Memphis-based Dunavant Logistics Group having fun with the language of logistics

    Posted on Feb 04 2013

    Memphis residents live in a place that specializes in warehousing and distributing products.  But do locals know what a 3PL is, or the difference between logistics and supply chain?

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  • "Technology and Training:" Dunavant's Richard McDuffie on the Logistics Industry

    Posted on Jan 09 2013

    In this Memphis Business Quarterly's Power Players feature, Dunavant's Richard McDuffie discusses the impact of technology on the logistics business.

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  • Southeast Freight Conference: Memphis on track to become trade powerhouse

    Posted on Nov 09 2012

    Leaders in the freight industry, including Norfolk Southern and Dunavant, presented to more than 300 logistics decision makers in Memphis at the two-day Southeast Freight Conference, sponsored by Cargo Business News.

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  • Experts say Memphis has the best connections for moving the nation's freight

    Posted on Nov 08 2012

    Dunavant Enterprises is betting heavily on Memphis and its transportation and logistics strengths, president and CEO William B. Dunavant III said Thursday.  The city is going head to head with competitors including Chicago and Dallas because of regional cooperation and billions of investment in infrastructure, Dunavant said during a keynote speech at the third Southeast Freight Conference at ...

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  • Cherry Back to Roots at Dunavant Enterprises

    Posted on Sep 06 2012

    Aisling Maki of the Memphis Daily News profiles Dunavant general counsel Russel Cherry in 'Law Talk' column.

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  • East Coast port outage could showcase Memphis' versatility

    Posted on Sep 05 2012

    Memphis' vaunted versatility as a transportation hub could come into play if dock workers strike East Coast and Gulf Coast ports this fall. A threatened work stoppage could take a significant bite out of goods flowing between Memphis and its go-to ports of New Orleans, Charleston and Savannah, industry officials say.

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  • Dunavant Development buys 15 Memphis area warehouses from Bartlett Logistics

    Posted on Jun 22 2012

    Dunavant Development Co., a part of Dunavant Enterprises, expanded its logistics business Thursday, paying $19.7 million for 15 buildings totaling 515,000 square feet.

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  • Dunavant buys Bartlett Logistics portfolio for $19.7 million

    Posted on Jun 21 2012

    Dunavant Development Co. has purchased the 515,000-square-foot Bartlett Logistics portfolio for $19.7 million from an entity of special servicer LNR Partners.

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  • Cottoning to 3PLs

    Posted on May 30 2012

    Dunavant is one of the storied names of the cotton business, but a few years ago the Memphis-based company made a bold decision to exit the cotton trading business to concentrate on logistics.

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  • Dray Carrier of Year

    Posted on May 21 2012

    Honeywell recently named Dunavant Trans Gulf the 2011 North American Dray Carrier of the Year.

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  • 3PLs Born from Shippers

    Posted on Apr 23 2012

    Evan Armstrong, president of consulting firm Armstrong & Associates, said it is fairly unusual for 3PLs to grow out of shipper operations, but not unprecedented. He noted Dunavant was different in that it was growing out of a trading company and trading companies do a lot of logistics work as part of their primary business.

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  • Chinese Trade Officials Announce in Memphis Plans to Buy $500M of U.S. Cotton

    Posted on Feb 16 2012

    Trade officials from China will sign nine U.S. cotton contracts worth $500 million in a Los Angeles ceremony today, but the big deal was announced in Memphis. 

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  • Dunavant Earns U.S. Customs C-TPAT Certification

    Posted on Feb 08 2012

    Dunavant Global Logistics Group, LLC today announced that it has been officially certified as a member of the U.S Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) program.

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  • Dunavant Global Logistics Group Featured in Inbound Logistics

    Posted on Jan 01 2012

    Dunavant Global Logistics Group, LLC, a subsidiary of Dunavant Enterprises, Inc., is a privately owned company that specializes in providing four main service verticals (global, distribution, freight and consulting) for retail, food, automotive, commodities and chemical businesses.

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  • ‘In The Middle’ Memphis Remains Heart of World Trading Economy

    Posted on Dec 29 2011

    Memphis executives and business owners moving their goods around the world this year kept a close eye on international developments like the Arab spring and the Greek government’s fiscal crisis.  And of course, fuel prices.

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  • Intermodal Firms Weighing Potential Impact of Panama Canal on Business

    Posted on Dec 16 2011

    When the Panama Canal expansion concludes during or after 2014, the Big Ditch will have effectively doubled its capacity and will be able to facilitate passage of New Panamax vessels.  More importantly, the expansion will provide high-volume shippers direct access to the Gulf of Mexico and the eastern seaboard.

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  • Dunavant opens a new Dallas, Texas Terminal

    Posted on Dec 13 2011

    Dunavant Global Logistics Group, LLC today announced the hiring of Mark Genereaux as vice president of strategic marketing and business development for Dunavant Global Logistics Group.

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  • Truck Lines Come to Terms with Regulations for Safety and Compliance

    Posted on Sep 23 2011

    When the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration launched its Compliance, Safety, Accountability model in four states in early 2008, stakehoulders including truck lines, unions and enforcement officials were unsure what the new regulations would entail.  

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  • Trans Gulf Transportation Eyes Growth after Merger

    Posted on May 27 2011

    After becoming part of one of the nation’s fastest-growing logistics companies, Trans Gulf Transportation has put the finishing touches on its La Porte container terminal facility and is poised for growth within a new corporate structure.

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  • Dunavant Enterprises and its Employees Donate 10 In-Classroom Libraries to Getwell Elementary School

    Posted on May 24 2011

    Dunavant Enterprises and its employees recently donated 10 in-classroom libraries to Getwell Elementary School, located at 2795 Getwell Road, during the school’s fifth-grade graduation ceremony on May 20.

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  • U.S. Freight Economy Will Grow Significantly, American Trucking Associations Says

    Posted on May 20 2011

    The U.S. freight economy is on track to “grow significantly” during the next decade, led by acceleration in the trucking industry, according to a forecast by American Trucking Associations.

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  • Dunavant Enterprises CEO ‘Bullish on Intermodal’

    Posted on Mar 11 2011

    Dunavant Enterprises CEO and President William Dunavant III asked how many in a luncheon group of 50 at the Traffic Club of Memphis thought gas would go back to $2 a gallon. No hands went up but a lot did when he asked how many thought gas might go to $5 a gallon. 

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  • Dunavant Buys Sea Lane Express

    Posted on Mar 08 2011

    Memphis based Dunavant Transportation Group has bought Sea Lane Express, a regional trucking and intermodal company with headquarters in Great Neck, New York.

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  • Dunavant Enterprises Acquires Sea Lane Express

    Posted on Mar 07 2011

    Dunavant Transportation Group, a subsidiary of Dunavant Enterprises Inc., has acquired Sea Lane Express, a transportation company specializing in regional trucking and intermodal drayage operations.

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  • Memphis-based Dunavant Acquires Sea Lane Express

    Posted on Mar 06 2011

    Dunavant Enterprises is steaming ahead in its push to become a global logistics player with the acquisition of a trucking company that serves key Southeastern ports. The Memphis-based company’s Dunavant Transportation Group subsidiary closed last Monday on the purchase of Sea Lane Express for an undisclosed amount.

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  • Dunavant Survey Shows Industry Confidence

    Posted on Feb 17 2011

    Logistics customers and the companies that move their goods around the world need to do a better job of talking to each other.  And the more specific they are with each other the more confident they both can be as they seek to back firm judgments about the economy with inventory.  

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  • Weaving a Common Thread

    Posted on Feb 17 2011

    Memphis-based Dunavant Enterprises, formerly one of the world’s largest cotton merchandisers, recently spun its global logistics division into the company’s core operating function. Inbound Logistics caught up with Bill Dunavant, CEO and president, and Richard McDuffie, COO, to discuss the transition and the company’s new direction.

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  • Dunavant Survey: 77% Say Economy is Improving

    Posted on Feb 11 2011

    Dunavant Logistics Group released a report Friday showing that companies are looking to take advantage of an improving economy to grow, especially overseas.

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  • Dunavant Enterprises Acquires Trans Gulf Transportation

    Posted on Jan 05 2011

    Dunavant Enterprises Inc. today announced the acquisition of majority interest in Trans Gulf Transportation Inc., a Houston-based transportation company specializing in regional and local intermodal drayage and trucking operations.

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  • Cotton’s Heyday Gone, But Its Legacy Lives On

    Posted on Dec 13 2010

    Cotton doesn’t live on Front Street anymore. At least not the way it once did.  But the same forces that made cotton king in Memphis – this city’s geographic locale and logistical advantages – are still present as Dunavant Enterprises moves things besides cotton around the world. 

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  • Dunavants Have Contacts, Expertise to Thrive in Logistics

    Posted on Dec 10 2010

    Once the world’s largest cotton merchandiser, Dunavant Enterprises is now completely removed from cotton and is building a global logistics business.

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  • Dunavant Enterprises Repositions as Global Logistics Leader

    Posted on Dec 08 2010

    Dunavant Enterprises Inc., formerly one of the world’s largest cotton merchandizers for more than 50 years, has announced the expansion of its global logistics division as the main active concentration for the company.

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  • Dunavant Poised for New Future in Logistics

    Posted on Dec 03 2010

    After more than four decades in the cotton business, Dunavant Enterprises Inc. has officially shifted gears.

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  • Company Moves into Global Logistics Realm

    Posted on Dec 03 2010

    Goodbye, cotton. Hello, planes, trains, ships and trucks. Dunavant Enterprises Inc., at one time the largest cotton merchandiser in the world, is moving into the next phase of its business life with plans to accomplish on the global logistics stage what it did in the cotton industry.

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  • Timing was Right to Sell Cotton Business

    Posted on Dec 03 2010

    William ‘Billy’ Dunavant Jr. is willing to make an admission now that just a few years ago would have seemed unthinkable: His tolerance for risk just ain’t what it used to be.

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  • John Dunavant Elected ACSA President

    Posted on Jun 02 2009

    ACSA Board of Directors for the coming year also announced.

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