Warehousing in history

We’ve been in the warehousing business in Memphis, TN for a long time. We opened our first warehouse here in 1948, though we’ve moved to a different part of the city since then. Warehousing has been around for a lot longer than that, though.

Here’s an interesting entry describing warehouses in ancient Rome:


Here’s an interesting story about an ancient Egyptian warehouse, discovered fairly recently:

Ancient Mummy Warehouse found in Egypt

Who knows, maybe several thousand years from now someone will be publishing an article about the ancient warehouse they’ve unearthed here in what used to be a place called Memphis…

Panama Canal Project

I came across this article in a membership newsletter from the IWLA. This seems like it could have some interesting impacts on logistics and warehousing, and even though Memphis doesn’t have a deep water port, we are the distribution capital of the US. More and faster freight will likely mean more storage and distribution for public warehouses like us in Memphis.

Read the article here. https://www.forbes.com/sites/stevebanker/2013/09/06/logistics-impacts-from-widening-the-panama-canal/?sh=7833a4cc38a0