WTDC Newsletter – January 17, 2023
- President’s Corner
- Pajama Drive for His House
- FAA Grounds All Flights
- WTDC Internship Program
- Travel Markets Insider
- Spirituality in the Workplace
- Port Everglades Picks up CMA CGM West Coast South America Service
I hope your 2023 is off to a great start! The new year brings fresh perspective, and we are so excited to welcome two new Interns to WTDC. For fifteen years now, WTDC’s Internship Program has introduced over 125 students to logistics. While cultivating their professional skills, they in-turn bring fresh ideas to our company.
This spring, WTDC has two new Interns joining our team from FIU: Joshua Fletcher and Valentina Rojas. WTDC has also retained two former Interns, Fernando Menendez and Leilani Shirvis, to work with WTDC part-time.
Lets have a great year!
Sean Gazitua, President & CEO
Pajama Drive for His House
WTDC donated 220 pairs of new pajamas to the children of His House Children’s Home. Thanks to the generous donations of our friends, families, customers, and employees we exceeded our 8th Annual Pajama Drive goal. Way to go Ginger Diez, WTDC Logistics Manager and coordinator of the pajama drive!
His House is a private non-profit faith-based organization dedicated to restoring the lives of children from newborn to 18 years of age in Miami Gardens, FL.
FAA Grounds All Flights
On Wednesday, January 11, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) experienced a system-wide outage and the halting of takeoffs for about 90 minutes. This marked the first grounding of all flights since 9/11.
The FAA traced the problem to a damaged database file and caused thousands of flight disruptions.
WTDC Internship Program
Joshua Fletcher is currently a student at Florida International University (FIU) and is an Intern for WTDC’s Operations and Customer Service department. He is pursuing his Bachelor’s in Business Administration majoring in International Business and is on pace to graduate Spring of 2024.
Valentina Rojas is a FIU student and is an Intern for WTDC’s Operations and Customer Service department. Originally from Colombia, she is currently pursuing her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, majoring in International Business. She will graduate Fall of 2024.
Travel Markets Insider
WTDC President & CEO Sean Gazitua was mentioned in Volume 24 (January 2023) of the Travel Markets Insider Newsletter for his recent appointment to the Adrienne Arsht Center Trust Board of Directors.
Mr. Gazitua was one of six new members of the AACT Board of Directors named by the Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners in November 2022.
Spirituality in the Workplace
On Sunday, January 8th, WTDC visited St. Andrew Greek Orthodox Church as part of our Spirituality in the Workplace Initiative. After leading Mass, Father Aristidis gave WTDC staff a tour of the church explaining the iconograhy and later joined us for lunch at Los Ranchos.
Our friends at St. Andrew’s hosted their 41st Annual Greek Festival this past weekend. Be sure to check it out next year!
Port Everglades Picks up CMA CGM West Coast South America Service
On Saturday, January 7th, Port Everglades received its first call from CMA CGM’s AMERICAS XL. The global ocean carrier is the only direct service connecting West Coast of South America to United States’ East Coast.