News

  • 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.

    Read More »
  • 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 ...

    Read More »
  • 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.

    Read More »
  • 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.

    Read More »
  • 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.

    Read More »
  • 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.

    Read More »
  • 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.

    Read More »
  • Dray Carrier of Year

    Posted on May 21 2012

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

    Read More »
  • 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.

    Read More »
  • 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. 

    Read More »
  • 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.

    Read More »
  • 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.

    Read More »