Southeast Freight Conference: Memphis on track to become trade powerhouse
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.
Experts say Memphis has the best connections for moving the nation's freight
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 ...
Cherry Back to Roots at Dunavant Enterprises
Aisling Maki of the Memphis Daily News profiles Dunavant general counsel Russel Cherry in 'Law Talk' column.
East Coast port outage could showcase Memphis' versatility
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.
Dunavant Development buys 15 Memphis area warehouses from Bartlett Logistics
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.
Dunavant buys Bartlett Logistics portfolio for $19.7 million
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.
Cottoning to 3PLs
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.
Dray Carrier of Year
Honeywell recently named Dunavant Trans Gulf the 2011 North American Dray Carrier of the Year.
3PLs Born from Shippers
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.
Chinese Trade Officials Announce in Memphis Plans to Buy $500M of U.S. Cotton
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.
Dunavant Earns U.S. Customs C-TPAT Certification
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.
Dunavant Global Logistics Group Featured in Inbound Logistics
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.