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1. Century Mark
- Saturday, June 17, 2017
During a visit to Memphis in April, Andrew Young was talking with reporters about his lengthy public history – being part of Dr. Martin Luther King’s inner circle, a congressman, mayor of Atlanta, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations. It was as he talked about King’s death in Memphis that Young, without any prompting, talked about a trio of Memphis attorneys – Benjamin Hooks, Russell Sugarmon and A. W. Willis – that were the key to his and King’s efforts to get things done in Memphis and the surrounding region.
2. ‘Banner Year’ for Logistics Industry
- Friday, December 28, 2012
Positive momentum far outweighed the negative in the local logistics and distribution industry during 2012, as city officials and business leaders continued elevating Memphis’s status as world logistics hub.
3. Swift Transportation To Lay Off 53 Locally
- Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Swift Transportation Corp. has announced plans to lay off more than 50 of its workers in Memphis, beginning Oct. 29.
4. Port of Memphis Unaffected By Oil Spill – for Now
- Thursday, May 06, 2010
Like many people in the country, Don McCrory is keeping a close eye on the Gulf of Mexico.
As executive director of the International Port of Memphis, McCrory is keenly aware of how the BP oil spill there could affect shipping lanes into gulf coast ports, which could in turn affect traffic up the Mississippi River.
5. The Road Ahead
- Thursday, April 01, 2010
Hardly anyone refers to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 by its official name. They instead abbreviate it as “ARRA,” or more commonly, call it the “stimulus plan.”
No matter its acronym or moniker, the landmark legislation approved by Congress last year pledged $787 billion in tax cuts and funding – and promised to spark the U.S. economy.
6. Logistics Outfits Weather Rough ’09
- Wednesday, December 23, 2009
All things considered, the local logistics sector fared better than many industries during 2009 as the recession claimed casualties throughout the U.S. Granted, some logistics, distribution and transportation companies suffered layoffs and closures, but the overall outlook is as bright as can be expected during these bleak times.
7. Trucking Biz Not Threatened By Rail’s Popularity
- Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Most of the logistics and transportation headlines these days revolve around railroads beefing up their operations in Memphis, one of the most significant intermodal centers in the country.
BNSF Railway Co. is completing a $200 million renovation of its intermodal terminal at Lamar Avenue and Shelby Drive.
8. 1.3 Million to Lose Jobless Benefits by Year's End
- Friday, September 04, 2009
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Jobless since January, Donald Money has already moved in with his elderly parents, stopped going to the movies and started using less of his prescription medication so it will last longer.
9. Logistics Study: While in Good Shape, Memphis Must Stay on Toes
- Wednesday, September 02, 2009
Preliminary findings of the “Memphis Regional Intermodal Infrastructure Assessment” reveal that Memphis is positioned well for the future thanks to a healthy network of transportation assets, but the city also needs to be wary of changing global supply trends that could leave it lagging behind peer cities.
10. BNSF Offers Express International Container Service
- Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Already in the midst of a $200 million expansion to its Memphis intermodal yard near Lamar Avenue and Shelby Drive, BNSF Railway Co. is making another substantial investment in the city.
11. Memphis Logistics Defies Storms, Stays on Top
- Wednesday, December 24, 2008
This past year was a mixed bag for the logistics and distribution industries, with a smattering of good news and bad news throughout 2008.
Mother Nature made perhaps the biggest impact of the year when devastating storms ripped through the area’s warehouse district Feb. 5, damaging distribution centers and forcing companies to find new storage places.
12. Roundtable to Discuss Strengthening Supply Chains
- Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Mike Ledyard likes to compare the many links of a supply chain to the many events of a decathlon. The way he sees it, a company doesn’t need to be the best on each link of the supply chain, just as an athlete doesn’t need to win first place in each event of the sport.
13. Logistics Sector Hit Hard By Rising Fuel Prices
- Wednesday, May 28, 2008
The rising cost of fuel, specifically diesel, is having a dramatic effect on the logistics and distribution industries, and it could signal a shift in the way shippers move cargo – not to mention how much cargo they actually have to move.
14. Logistics Trends At Heart of Seminar
- Wednesday, February 20, 2008
As director of warehouse operations for third-party logistics (3PL) firm Mallory Alexander International Logistics, Dan Randall deals with a variety of complex situations throughout the workday.
One minute he's in charge of handling 2,000 bales of cotton for a client. The next
he's responsible for offloading 500 cases of beer.
15. Trucking Industry In For 'Lackluster' '08
- Wednesday, January 09, 2008
The national trucking industry received mixed reviews as 2007 drew to a close. While it posted solid numbers in November, the business otherwise finished with a lackluster year, according to the most recent report by the Arlington, Va.-based American Trucking Associations (ATA).
16. Regional Logistics Council Looks to '08
- Wednesday, December 12, 2007
Formed three years ago to address Memphis' ever-growing and ever-changing role in global distribution and logistics, the Regional Logistics Council will close the books on 2007 - and look ahead to 2008 - at its quarterly meeting Thursday.
17. Memphis Plays Integral Role in Logistics Future
- Wednesday, November 14, 2007
Peter Ladouceur of Canadian National Railway Co. stood before Memphis' top transportation professionals last week and recalled a famous scene from the movie "The Graduate," in which the lead character is advised to consider a career in "plastics."
18. Suit Filed Against Mexican Trucking in U.S.
- Wednesday, September 05, 2007
Five groups filed a federal lawsuit last week to prevent Mexican trucks from entering the United States via the controversial cross-border trucking program created earlier this year under the auspices of 1994's North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).
19. Supply-Chain Slowdowns Could Spell Big Business for Warehouses
- Wednesday, August 22, 2007
Can Memphis benefit from a nationwide economic slowdown? Probably not, but the city dubbed America's Distribution Center might be better situated than most cities to weather the ferocious storm ahead.
20. Coffee Klatch No More
- Tuesday, June 26, 2007
The owners of the one-room coffee bar and café across the street from Memphis City Hall have heard that mayor Willie Herenton is a fan of their fresh-baked muffins.
They assume the mayor sends someone to fetch him a batch, because they haven't seen much of him. Yet he's one example of the loyal customer base The Daily Grind bistro has cultivated during its six-year run, which comes to an end Friday.
21. Commercial Advisors' Jensen Voted Commercial Broker of the Year
- Wednesday, April 12, 2006
Larry Jensen has received the 2005 Pinnacle Award for Commercial Broker of the Year from the Memphis Area Association of Realtors' Commercial Council. Jensen is president and CEO of Commercial Advisors LLC. He has more than 30 years of experience in real estate.
22. Archived Article: Trends Focus
- Monday, May 24, 2004
The Trucking industry, the average price is record highs for carriers
Fuel Costs Contribute to Truckers Perfect Storm
The Daily News
Skyrocketing gasoline costs are affecting far more than consumers pocketbooks.
The price ...
23. Archived Article: Trends Focus
- Monday, December 08, 2003
Braced for the future, distributors wait on holiday figures
Distribution Industry Awaits Economic Pickup
The Daily News
Unlike the retail industry, the distribution segment of the local economy already has reaped the benefits...