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April 5 Newsletter

Posted on April 5th, 2013 at 3:47 pm

Did You Know??
In a Bonded Warehouse, you have to destroy, pay duty, or export merchandise when it has been in the U.S. for 5 years. 
 
Did you know that in a Foreign Trade Zone you do not have any time restrictions?
 
Considering Spirits do get better with age, move your Bonded Spirits approaching the 5 year limit to a Foreign Trade Zone and avoid a very costly destruction.
Be sure to meet with S. Gazitua, VP of Sales and Marketing, and S. Aragon, VP of Operations at...
 
DUTY FREE SHOW OF THE AMERICAS
When: April 7-10, 2013
Where: Orlando World Center Marriott
Click here to set up an appointment
 
Congratulations to Ginger Diez, Customer Service Specialist, our April Employee of the Month! 
 
 
 
 
CEO Corner and CEO Ralph Gazitua at Port of Miami where President Obama spoke about Private Infrastructure Development                                                                                                                                                                President stated, "You ask any CEO where we they rather locate their business and hire new workers. Are you going to set up shop in a country that's got raggedy roads, runways that are pot-holed, and backed-up supply chains?  Or are you going to seek out high-speed rail, Internet, high-tech schools, new state-of-the-art power grids, new bridges, new tunnels, new ports that help you ship products made in America to the rest of the world as fast as possible? That's what people are looking for. That's what CEOs are looking for." 
 
 
Global Trade Magazine Features WTDC in The ABCs of FTZs article
 
 
To read the article please click here
 
Thank you for coming out to celebrate St. Patrick's Day with WTDC at Third Thursday Event.
 
 
Thank you for attending WTDC's 3rd Thursday Event on March 21. We enjoyed celebrating St. Patty's Day with you! Hope to see you at the next Third Thursday Event on Thursday, April 18, which would be Cuban themed with domino tables.

Did You Know??

In a Bonded Warehouse, you have to destroy, pay duty, or export merchandise when it has been in the U.S. for 5 years. 

Did you know that in a Foreign Trade Zone you do not have any time restrictions?

 

Considering Spirits do get better with age, move your Bonded Spirits approaching the 5 year limit to a Foreign Trade Zone and avoid a very costly destruction.

 

CEO Corner and CEO Ralph Gazitua at Port of Miami where President Obama spoke about Private Infrastructure Development  

 

  CEO Ralph Gazitua, Port of Miami, President Obama, Private Infrastructure Development           

President stated, "You ask any CEO where we they rather locate their business and hire new workers. Are you going to set up shop in a country that's got raggedy roads, runways that are pot-holed, and backed-up supply chains?  Or are you going to seek out high-speed rail, Internet, high-tech schools, new state-of-the-art power grids, new bridges, new tunnels, new ports that help you ship products made in America to the rest of the world as fast as possible? That's what people are looking for. That's what CEOs are looking for." 

 

Global Trade Magazine Features WTDC in The ABCs of FTZs article

Global Trade Magazine, WTDC, The ABCs of FTZs 

To read the article please click here

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March 15 Newsletter

Posted on March 15th, 2013 at 3:57 pm

Did You Know??
In a Bonded Warehouse, you are required to pay Harbor Maintenance Fee on each import. HMF is currently .125% of the merchandise value.
 
Did you know that in a Foreign Trade Zone you consolidate the HMF payments quarterly?
 
Paying HMF quarterly is a significant cash flow strategy and cost saving measure for importers. Consolidating paperwork through electronic filing is just one of the many reasons companies are working with our FTZ.
 
Be sure to visit us at...
DUTY FREE SHOW OF THE AMERICAS
When: April 7-10, 2013
Where: Orlando World Center Marriott
Click here to set up an appointment
 
Congratulations to Philippe Dennery, Freight Auditor, our March Employee of the Month! 
 
 
Bloomberg: Miami-Dade County sees economic impact from Brazil
 
The Honorable Luiz de Araujo Castro, former Consul General of Brazil at the WTDC hosted Beacon Council event on Brazil
Pictured above: The Honorable Luiz de Araujo Castro, former Consul General of Brazil.
 
Yesterday Bloomberg published an article highlighting the importance of Latin America and Brazil's economic impact on Miami-Dade county. Last year, WTDC sponsored an event with the Beacon Council focused on harnessing the growing Brazilian market.  The Beacon Council is prominently featured in the Bloomberg article for its continued efforts to attract foreign companies to Miami-Dade County.
 
Inside the Ropes at the Cadillac Championship in Doral
 
Sean P. Gazitua, (R) WTDC VP of Sales & Marketing, and Tommy Stevenson, (L) General Manager for AKSA USA/JAT Power at Cadillac Championship in Doral
 
At last week's PGA WGC Cadillac Championship, Sean P. Gazitua, WTDC VP of Sales & Marketing, and Tommy Stevenson, General Manager for AKSA USA/JAT Power, walked inside the ropes with Jeff Ogilvy's group as Honorary Observers.
 
The annual tournament is a signature event for our Doral community and Tiger Woods won (again!).

Did You Know??

In a Bonded Warehouse, you are required to pay Harbor Maintenance Fee on each import. HMF is currently .125% of the merchandise value.

 

Did you know that in a Foreign Trade Zone you consolidate the HMF payments quarterly?

 

Paying HMF quarterly is a significant cash flow strategy and cost saving measure for importers. Consolidating paperwork through electronic filing is just one of the many reasons companies are working with our FTZ.

 

Congratulations to Philippe Dennery, Freight Auditor, our March Employee of the Month! 

Philippe Dennery, Freight Auditor, March Employee of the Month 

 

Bloomberg: Miami-Dade County sees economic impact from Brazil

Bloomberg: Miami-Dade, Economic Impact from Brazil

The Honorable Luiz de Araujo Castro, former Consul General of Brazil at the WTDC hosted Beacon Council event on Brazil

Pictured above: The Honorable Luiz de Araujo Castro, former Consul General of Brazil.

 

Yesterday Bloomberg published an article highlighting the importance of Latin America and Brazil's economic impact on Miami-Dade county. Last year, WTDC sponsored an event with the Beacon Council focused on harnessing the growing Brazilian market.  The Beacon Council is prominently featured in the Bloomberg article for its continued efforts to attract foreign companies to Miami-Dade County.

 

Inside the Ropes at the Cadillac Championship in Doral

Ropes at the Cadillac Championship in Doral 

Sean P. Gazitua, (R) WTDC VP of Sales & Marketing, and Tommy Stevenson, (L) General Manager for AKSA USA/JAT Power at Cadillac Championship in Doral

 

At last week's PGA WGC Cadillac Championship, Sean P. Gazitua, WTDC VP of Sales & Marketing, and Tommy Stevenson, General Manager for AKSA USA/JAT Power, walked inside the ropes with Jeff Ogilvy's group as Honorary Observers.

 

The annual tournament is a signature event for our Doral community and Tiger Woods won (again!).

March 15 Newsletter - Read More

March 1 Newsletter

Posted on March 1st, 2013 at 4:11 pm

Did You Know??
In a Bonded Warehouse, you have to destroy, pay duty, or export merchandise when it has been in the U.S. for 5 years. 
 
Did you know that in a Foreign Trade Zone you do not have any time restrictions?
 
Considering Spirits do get better with age, move your Bonded Spirits approaching the 5 year limit to a Foreign Trade Zone and avoid a very costly destruction.
 
Be sure to visit us at...
DUTY FREE SHOW OF THE AMERICAS
When: April 7-10, 2013
Where: Orlando World Center Marriott
Click here to set up an appointment
 
 
Victoria Beckham Range Rover
 
 
This week WTDC unloaded a 2013 Range Rover Evoque Special Edition with Victoria Beckham. The limited edition Range Rover, 1 of 200, features a matte gray color scheme, luxurious tan semi-aniline leather interior with baseball stitching, mohair carpeting, and of course, a 4 piece luggage set.
 
For more pictures, check out our Facebook gallery
 
Barry University students to feed the homeless on Spring Break 
 
 
We would like to commend Dasha Ruzaykina, Barry University student and WTDC Intern, for her work with the homeless and hungry of the Florida Keys. Dasha will be spending her Spring Break with Alternative Spring Break helping the less fortunate.
Alternative Spring Break (Barry University) is a non-profit organization directed by and for students, to educate students about social, political, and environmental justice issues through direct service, individual and group reflection, student leadership, diversity, and engagement beyond the local community.
 
Miami logistics cluster highlighted by MIT professor Dr. Yossi Sheffi
 
 
Promoting his new book Logistics Clusters, Dr. Yossi Sheffi of MIT delivered an engaging and informative presentation to logistics professionals and academics at Miami Dade College on February 26.
Dr. Yossi Sheffi is a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he serves as Director of the MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics (CTL). 

Did You Know??

In a Bonded Warehouse, you have to destroy, pay duty, or export merchandise when it has been in the U.S. for 5 years. 

 

Did you know that in a Foreign Trade Zone you do not have any time restrictions?

 

Considering Spirits do get better with age, move your Bonded Spirits approaching the 5 year limit to a Foreign Trade Zone and avoid a very costly destruction.

 

Victoria Beckham Range Rover

Victoria Beckham Range Rover 

This week WTDC unloaded a 2013 Range Rover Evoque Special Edition with Victoria Beckham. The limited edition Range Rover, 1 of 200, features a matte gray color scheme, luxurious tan semi-aniline leather interior with baseball stitching, mohair carpeting, and of course, a 4 piece luggage set.

For more pictures, check out our Facebook gallery

 

Barry University students to feed the homeless on Spring Break 

Darya Ruzaykina, Barry University, WTDC, internship 

We would like to commend Dasha Ruzaykina, Barry University student and WTDC Intern, for her work with the homeless and hungry of the Florida Keys. Dasha will be spending her Spring Break with Alternative Spring Break helping the less fortunate.

 

Alternative Spring Break (Barry University) is a non-profit organization directed by and for students, to educate students about social, political, and environmental justice issues through direct service, individual and group reflection, student leadership, diversity, and engagement beyond the local community.

 

Miami logistics cluster highlighted by MIT professor Dr. Yossi Sheffi

Miami logistics cluster, MIT professor Dr. Yossi Sheffi

Promoting his new book Logistics Clusters, Dr. Yossi Sheffi of MIT delivered an engaging and informative presentation to logistics professionals and academics at Miami Dade College on February 26.

 

Dr. Yossi Sheffi is a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he serves as Director of the MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics (CTL). 

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February 15 Newsletter

Posted on February 15th, 2013 at 4:21 pm

26th Annual State-of-the-Ports 
 
Jose Abreu, Miami-Dade County Aviation Director
 
1300 people crowded the Miami Airport Convention Center on Wednesday, Feb. 18, for the XXVI State-of-the-Ports. PortMiami Director Bill Johnson and Miami-Dade County Aviation Director Jose Abreu announced how the Ports fared in 2012 and what can be expected for 2013 and beyond.
 
PortMiami Director Bill Johnson addressed the Port's preparations for the new Panama Canal channel opening in 2015. PortMiami anticipates doubling the amount of TEUs it handles annually by 2020, and a number of infrastructure projects are already in progress to facilitate that volume: Deep Dredge to 50 feet, Port Tunnel, new cranes, and the FEC rail spur which will connect PortMiami to 70% of the country by rail in four days.
 
PortMiami is also the 'Cruise Capitol of the World' and Johnson highlighted the new cruise lines that will call Miami home: Disney, MSC, and Regent Seven Seas. Additionally, Carnival, Royal Caribbean, and Celebrity will all launch their premier ships from PortMiami.
 
Miami International Airport now has more international flights than any airport in the country, and Miami-Dade County Aviation Director Jose Abreu focused his address on Miami's tremendous international growth and the development of Airport City. Airport City will have a business park and hotels, all on-site at MIA.
 
 
Ralph L. Gazitua, WTDC President & CEO, pictured with Jose Abreu, Miami-Dade County Aviation Director
MIA the hub for Valentines flowers
 
A week before Valentine's Day, the Miami logistics community was in full swing processing the flowers that would eventually find their way into hearts and homes around the U.S. Over 85% of the country's perishable flowers pass through Miami International Airport. We put together a short video showing the trucks lined up for blocks waiting to pick up their loads. Click here for the video
 
Miami logistics cluster highlighted by MIT professor Dr. Yossi Sheffi
 
Save the Date: February 26th
 
Dr. Yossi Sheffi introduces his book Logistics Clusters
 
Miami Dade College
Wolfson Campus
Room 2106
11011 SW 104th St
Miami, FL 33176
 
Registration: 5:30 PM
Presentation: 6:00 PM
 
UPDATED RSVP PORTAL NOW AVAILABLE, CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT. SEATING IS LIMITED.
 
Dr. Yossi Sheffi is a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he serves as Director of the MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics (CTL). Under his leadership, CTL launched the Supply Chain and Logistics Excellence (SCALE) global network of academic centers of education and research. The network includes centers modeled after CTL in Zaragoza, Spain (Zara; Bogota, Colombia; and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Miami's unique place within global logistics is profiled in Dr. Sheffi's book. RSVP here
 
 
Can't make it to the Boat Show? Don't worry, we have you covered with live social media updates from the event.
 
Miami International Boat Show canvasses Miami and Miami Beach each February with 100,000 people attendance. We will be sure to take pictures and video for all those unable to attend this year. If you would still like to attend, event details are below:
 
When: Thursday, Feb. 14 through Monday, Feb. 18
Admission: Adults (16 and older): $20
Two-day adult pass (valid Feb. 14-18): $35
Youth 15 and under get in FREE with an adult
 
One ticket good for all sites (including free access to shuttle bus & water taxi) for more on the Boat Show, click https://www.miamiboatshow.com/

26th Annual State-of-the-Ports 

Miami Airport Convention, Bill Johnson, Miami-Dade County Aviation Director Jose Abreu 

Jose Abreu, Miami-Dade County Aviation Director

1300 people crowded the Miami Airport Convention Center on Wednesday, Feb. 18, for the XXVI State-of-the-Ports. PortMiami Director Bill Johnson and Miami-Dade County Aviation Director Jose Abreu announced how the Ports fared in 2012 and what can be expected for 2013 and beyond.

 

PortMiami Director Bill Johnson addressed the Port's preparations for the new Panama Canal channel opening in 2015. PortMiami anticipates doubling the amount of TEUs it handles annually by 2020, and a number of infrastructure projects are already in progress to facilitate that volume: Deep Dredge to 50 feet, Port Tunnel, new cranes, and the FEC rail spur which will connect PortMiami to 70% of the country by rail in four days.

 

PortMiami is also the 'Cruise Capitol of the World' and Johnson highlighted the new cruise lines that will call Miami home: Disney, MSC, and Regent Seven Seas. Additionally, Carnival, Royal Caribbean, and Celebrity will all launch their premier ships from PortMiami.

 

Miami International Airport now has more international flights than any airport in the country, and Miami-Dade County Aviation Director Jose Abreu focused his address on Miami's tremendous international growth and the development of Airport City. Airport City will have a business park and hotels, all on-site at MIA.

WTDC CEO Ralph Gazitua, Jose Abreu, Miami-Dade County Aviation Director 

Ralph L. Gazitua, WTDC President & CEO, pictured with Jose Abreu, Miami-Dade County Aviation Director

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February 7 Newsletter

Posted on February 7th, 2013 at 4:36 pm

Miami logistics cluster highlighted by MIT professor Dr. Yossi Sheffi
 
Save the Date: February 26th
 
Dr. Yossi Sheffi introduces his book Logistics Clusters
 
Miami Dade College
Wolfson Campus
Room 2106
11011 SW 104th St
Miami, FL 33176
 
Registration: 5:30 PM
Presentation: 6:00 PM
 
 
Dr. Yossi Sheffi is a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he serves as Director of the MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics (CTL). Under his leadership, CTL launched the Supply Chain and Logistics Excellence (SCALE) global network of academic centers of education and research. The network includes centers modeled after CTL in Zaragoza, Spain (Zara; Bogota, Colombia; and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Miami's unique place within global logistics is profiled in Dr. Sheffi's book. RSVP here
 
 
Managing Travel Retail inventory in a Foreign Trade Zone
 
As a Foreign Trade Zone, WTDC offers specialized logistics services that save our Spirits and Travel Retail clients time and money. Advances in technology allow us to process incoming shipments upon the arrival notice with e214s before the ship hits the pier.
 
Deferment of Duties
Simplified Manipulation process
Duty Drawback to a FTZ
Save time with electronic Customs Documentation
Simplified inventory management (No need to separate entries)
Weekly or monthly summary entries (MPF savings)
Quarterly HMF Reporting (Harbor Maintenance Fee)
Savings on Closeouts 
 
Click here to connect with Santiago Aragon,
WTDC Vice President of Operations/ Logistics
 
See you at the Boat Show!
 
Our customers are gearing up for the Miami International Boat Show. Over 100,000 people attend this annual show in Miami Beach, and many boats and yachts are purchased on-site for foreign and domestic use. Each year, WTDC facilitates the movement of boats and personal watercraft for the Boat Show, including exporting boats in containers and managing transportation.
 
When: Thursday, Feb. 14 through Monday, Feb. 18
Admission: Adults (16 and older): $20
Two-day adult pass (valid Feb. 14-18): $35
Youth 15 and under get in FREE with an adult
 
One ticket good for all sites (including free access to shuttle bus & water taxi) for more on the Boat Show, click https://www.miamiboatshow.com/
 
 
 
 
 
www.wtdc.com

Managing Travel Retail inventory in a Foreign Trade Zone

As a Foreign Trade Zone, WTDC offers specialized logistics services that save our Spirits and Travel Retail clients time and money. Advances in technology allow us to process incoming shipments upon the arrival notice with e214s before the ship hits the pier.

 

  • Deferment of Duties
  • Simplified Manipulation process
  • Duty Drawback to a FTZ
  • Save time with electronic Customs Documentation
  • Simplified inventory management (No need to separate entries)
  • Weekly or monthly summary entries (MPF savings)
  • Quarterly HMF Reporting (Harbor Maintenance Fee)
  • Savings on Closeouts 

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FTZ Event & Miami Today Article

Posted on November 12th, 2012 at 9:41 am

Miami Today published an article on Tuesday’s GMCC Foreign Trade forum. The keynote speaker, Marshall V. Miller, detailed the strategic advantantages of Foreign Trade Zones and which industries have historically benefited from using them.

 

Kevin Lynskey from PortMiami made the announcement that WTDC will be the first Usage Driven site approved under the Alternative Site Framework for their FTZ 281. WTDC will be FTZ 281-4.

 

You can see pictures of the event on our Facebook page by clicking herefb.me/2jr3q7Rpt 

 

We look forward to keeping you updated as this opportunity develops.

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