New Interns Join the WTDC Team
Welcome our newest fall interns: Gabriella Tejeda, University of Miami, 2020, and Jacob Lipman, Ohio University, 2018. Both interns will be joining our Sales and Marketing department.
Ms. Tejeda majors in Media Management with minors in International Studies and Spanish. She plans to go to law school after she finishes her education at University of Miami. Mr. Lipman majors in Political science and Public Administration. He plans to get a job working in public-private partnerships in South Florida. We are so excited to have them as part of the WTDC team!
Nixing NAFTA: US and Mexico Reach Trade Deal
President Trump announced Monday that the United States and Mexico have reached a new trade agreement, a U.S. step in the direction for replacing the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) in favor of bilateral agreements with both countries.
Trump said he aims to terminate NAFTA, and the US-Mexico deal would replace the agreement. The deal reached between the two nations is primarily focused on the “so-call auto rules of origin” meaning that in order to avoid tariffs, a certain percentage of automobile parts must be manufactured within the countries of the NAFTA region. Many American and Mexican politicians are in favor of the deal, while others believe that it is necessary to include Canada in order to be most effective.
As of Thursday afternoon, there were expectations that a bilateral trade agreement between the U.S. and Canada would be reached on Friday.
USA Today: US, Mexico reach trade deal that could pave the way for the overhaul of NAFTA
MIA & Africa: New Air Cargo route
This week Ethiopian Airlines began its twice-weekly freighter flights connecting Miami International Airport with the Ethiopian capitol Addis Ababa, the first such connection to Africa from MIA. This service will have stops along its inbound and outbound routes which include Belgium, Colombia, and Spain. Air Ethiopia is Africa’s largest airline group and largest cargo operator.
Read more from the August 30th press release from Miami International Airport. Picture courtesy: Miami International Airport.
Ethiopian Airlines launches historic cargo route at MIA
Boat Loading & Export
We have the capabilities to load small boats into containers and larger boats onto flatracks. WTDC recently managed the loading of this 33 foot boat below onto a flatrack for a sailing out of PortMiami.