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Oct 2 Newsletter - PortMiami Dredge, Cuba Sanctions update

Posted on October 2nd, 2015 at 12:03 pm

 

PortMiami completes Deep Dredge

 

Big Ships Welcome now reads the sign on Biscayne Boulevard leading to PortMiami. On September 18, PortMiami officially announced completion of its main harbor channel dredge from 42 feet to 52 feet deep.

 

PortMiami is now the only port of call south of Virginia ready to accept the larger Post-Panamax ships. New gantry cranes can now service ships 22 containers wide and reach 11 containers below the ship deck and 9 containers above it. The dredging was the final component of $1 billion of infrastructure upgrades to PortMiami including the PortMiami Tunnel, new gantry cranes, and intermodal improvements.


Read the release from FL Governor Rick Scott here

Read the release from Miami Dade County here

 

 

 

 

 

US-Cuba relations update

 

US Department of the Treasury and Department of Commerce published amendments to further clarify President Obama's 2014 announcement of the easing of Cuba Sanctions, click for release

 

President Obama briefly met with Cuban President Castro at the United Nations in New York click for article in New York Times

 

Carnival announces Miami to Cuba cruises for Spring 2016, the humanitarian themed cruise stops in Havana, Cienfuegos, and Santiago de Cuba click for article on FoxNews

 

Miami Archbishop Wenski deems Pope Francis' 'emotional trip' to Cuba a success click for article in Miami Herald

 

 

Gazitua family reflects on Papal Pilgrimage to Cuba

 

WTDC President & CEO Ralph L. Gazitua and Vice President Sean P. Gazitua traveled with their family to Havana, Cuba, as part of the Archdiocese of Miami pilgrimage to see Pope Francis. They visited Iglesia de Jesús de Miramar, as pictured below, and were honored to be among those seated at the Mass celebrated by Pope Francis in Plaza de la Revolución, Havana, Cuba. Click here to see photos from their trip

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Exporting from the United States for International Trade Professionals

 

Date/Time: Thursday, October 8, 2015

Presentation - 9:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M 

Address: Miami Free Zone

2305 N.W. 107TH AVE,
CONFERENCE ROOM 2M10, Miami, FL 33172

 

Trade with Cuba is a central focus of Becker & Poliakoff's monthly compliance seminar. WTDC's President & CEO Ralph L. Gazitua is part of a great lineup of speakers including Jonathan Barnes, Special Agent for U.S. Bureau of Industry and Security, Jay Brickman, VP Government Services for Crowley Maritime Corp., Jennifer Ahrens, Corporate/Compliance Officer for Robertson Forwarding Company, and Jennifer R. Diaz, Shareholder of Becker & Poliakoff.


Register for the event here

 


 

 

Join the CSCMP Roundtable on Cuba

 

 

Date/Time: Thursday, November 12th, 2015

Dinner - 5:45 P.M - 6:45 P.M.   

Presentation - 7:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M 

Address: Nova Southeastern University

Carl DeSantis Building

3301 College Avenue

Davie, Florida 33314

 

Join Ralph L Gazitua, President and CEO of WTDC and Dan Gardner, President of Trade Facilitators, Inc. for an evening's discussion on the fantastic business opportunities that are emerging in Cuba. During the event, Dan Gardner will provide an update on U.S. trade regulations with Cuba and Ralph Gazitua will share his recent on-the-ground experiences in developing commercial opportunities there.

 

Points to be covered during this one-of-a-kind panel discussion include: Benefits from the trade policy changes Export license exceptions Current opportunities between Cuba and the U.S. The future of business relations for the U.S. and Cuba.

 

Register through the website of Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) here

 

 

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June 10 Newsletter

Posted on June 10th, 2013 at 2:05 pm

FTZ 281 adding 1 million square ft.
 
Foreign Trade Zone 281 continues to grow through the efforts of WTDC and its consulting clients. More than 1 million square of new FTZ warehousing space are already under contract and we expect that number to double by the end of the year.
 
Who is applying for Foreign Trade Zone status and why? 
 
Apparel Companies
Auto Parts Distributors
Business Parks
Duty Free Companies
Logistics Companies/3PL's
Spirits Companies
Tire Importer/Exporters
Importer/Exporters of high tariff goods
 
For a free consultation, please contact us here
 
 
Recap of FL Governor Rick Scott's May trade mission to Chile
 
Florida Governor Rick Scott traveled to Chile on a trade mission during the last week of May. Over 100 executives, politicians, and trade related officials made the trip including Bill Johnson, PortMiami Port Director, and Steven Cernak, Port Everglades Chief Executive & Port Director, and Phil Brown, Greater Orlando Aviation Executive Director.
 
Jose Perez-Jones, Seaboard Marine Senior Vice President, received an award for his continued commitment to promote Florida trade and transportation within Latin America. Governor Scott also announced that Chilean company Crystal Lagoons Corp, creators of the world's largest pool, are relocating their corporate offices to Miami. Ralph L. Gazitua, WTDC President & CEO, (pictured below, right, with Gov. Scott) attended on behalf of our company.
 
 
Chile ranks sixth among Florida’s top products export destinations, having amassed more than $3.9 billion in exports in 2011.  Florida exports to Chile increased by 24.3 percent from October 2011 to October 2012.   
 
Miami-Dade Police Department
K-9 Unit trains at WTDC
 
 
Congratulations to Castell Chavez, Transportation Department, our June Employee of the Month! 
 
 
 
WTDC featured in SigEp Journal, fraternity's national publication
 
Sean P. Gazitua, WTDC Vice President of Sales & Marketing, is an active alumni of Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity at Florida International University. The values of this organization reflect his personal beliefs and have translated to his leadership in the workplace. Sean G. began hiring SigEp interns 3 years ago and the practice has proved very beneficial for WTDC, as now a number those interns are full-time employees.

FTZ 281 adding 1 million square ft.

Foreign Trade Zone 281 continues to grow through the efforts of WTDC and its consulting clients. More than 1 million square of new FTZ warehousing space are already under contract and we expect that number to double by the end of the year.

 

Who is applying for Foreign Trade Zone status and why? 

  • Apparel Companies
  • Auto Parts Distributors
  • Business Parks
  • Duty Free Companies
  • Logistics Companies/3PL's
  • Spirits Companies
  • Tire Importer/Exporters
  • Importer/Exporters of high tariff goods 

For a free consultation, please contact us here

 

Recap of FL Governor Rick Scott's May trade mission to Chile

Florida Governor Rick Scott traveled to Chile on a trade mission during the last week of May. Over 100 executives, politicians, and trade related officials made the trip including Bill Johnson, PortMiami Port Director, and Steven Cernak, Port Everglades Chief Executive & Port Director, and Phil Brown, Greater Orlando Aviation Executive Director.

 

Jose Perez-Jones, Seaboard Marine Senior Vice President, received an award for his continued commitment to promote Florida trade and transportation within Latin America. Governor Scott also announced that Chilean company Crystal Lagoons Corp, creators of the world's largest pool, are relocating their corporate offices to Miami. Ralph L. Gazitua, WTDC President & CEO, (pictured below, right, with Gov. Scott) attended on behalf of our company.

Ralph Gazitua, WTDC President & CEO, Governor Rick Scott 

Chile ranks sixth among Florida’s top products export destinations, having amassed more than $3.9 billion in exports in 2011.  Florida exports to Chile increased by 24.3 percent from October 2011 to October 2012.   

 

Miami-Dade Police Department K-9 Unit trains at WTDC

 

Congratulations to Castell Chavez, Transportation Department, our June Employee of the Month! 

 Castell Chavez, Transportation Department, June Employee of the Month

 

WTDC featured in SigEp Journal, fraternity's national publication

Sean P. Gazitua, WTDC Vice President of Sales & Marketing, is an active alumni of Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity at Florida International University. The values of this organization reflect his personal beliefs and have translated to his leadership in the workplace. Sean G. began hiring SigEp interns 3 years ago and the practice has proved very beneficial for WTDC, as now a number those interns are full-time employees.

Logistics SigEps Interns

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