|WTDC Newsletter – December 15, 2020|
– Happy Holidays from WTDC
– Port Everglades receives approval to deepen and widen channel
– Virgin Voyages cruise terminal taking shape at PortMiami
– PortMiami welcomes second Carnival cruise ship back to port
– Port Everglades undergoing $120 million renovation to cruise terminal parking
– WTDC Pajama Drive
– WTDC Internship Program welcomes Isabella Palmese
– WTDC rejoins Chile-US Chamber of Commerce
Happy Holidays from WTDC!
Port Everglades receives approval to deepen and widen channel
On December 8, Broward County Commissioners gave the go-ahead to create a Project Partnership Agreement (PPA) to bind the US Army Corps of Engineers and Port Everglades for a channel improvement project. The project will widen narrow areas of the channel and deepen the channel from 42 to 48 or 50 feet to accommodate larger cruise ships and shipping vessels. It is scheduled for completion in 2029.
SeaTrade Cruise News: Partnership agreement for Port Everglades channel expansion
Photo credit: @VirginVoyages Twitter
Virgin Voyages cruise terminal taking shape at PortMiami
PortMiami and Virgin Voyages shared photos and video recently of Virgin’s new Cruise Terminal V at PortMiami. Once completed, the 100,00+ square foot terminal will have sweeping views of the Miami skyline.
Photo credit: @VirginVoyages Twitter
Cruise Hive: New Construction Photos of Future Virgin Voyages Miami Cruise Terminal
PortMiami welcomes second Carnival cruise ship back to port
The Carnival Breeze arrived in PortMiami last week in preparation for a return to cruising in March 2021. The ship had been anchored off the Bahamas before stopping in Freeport, Bahamas, last week. The ship will need to meet the requirements of the Centers for Disease Control protocols for COVID-19 before it can resume sailing.
Cruise Hive: Second Carnival Cruise Ship Arrives Back at PortMiami
WTDC Holiday Hours
Christmas – Closed December 25
New Year’s – Closed January 1
Port Everglades undergoing $120 million renovation to cruise terminal parking
The new Heron Garage at Port Everglades is a $120 million upgrade underway at Port Everglades to better serve cruise ship passengers. The garage construction includes a people mover, solar panels, and a touchless parking management system. “We’ve done everything we can to accelerate while business is down and times are a little bit slower,” said Port Everglades CEO Jonathan Daniels. “You don’t see the congestion. You don’t see people moving through.”
WPLG: Port Everglades gets $120 million upgrade as cruise industry prepares to resume sailings
Last call for PJs! Pajama Drive for His House
Please join us in our 6th Annual Pajama Drive for His House Children’s Home. Each year, WTDC collects new pajamas for the children of His House, a non-profit organization dedicated to restoring the lives of children and families. We are collecting Boys and Girls Youth Sizes S to XL, and Boys and Girls Adult Sizes X-Small to XL, until December 18, 2020. Add our address to your online shopping cart! You can mail or ship to: WTDC attention Ginger Diez/PJ Drive, 2801 NW 74th Ave, Suite 100, Miami, FL 33122. For additional information you can contact WTDC Logistics Manager Ginger Diez below. Email for additional His House PJ Drive information
Welcome to the Internship Program Isabella Palmese!
Ms. Palmese is a Florida International University student and is an Intern for WTDC’s Sales and Marketing Department specializing in Chile trade lane marketing development. Originally from Honduras, she is pursuing her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration majoring International Business. Ms. Palmese is a marketing director for International Business Honor Society at FIU and graduates in April 2021. We look forward to working with you Isabella!
WTDC rejoins Chile-Chamber Last week the Chile-US Chamber of Commerce and its President Alejandro M. Jerez welcomed WTDC back with a message to its members. The message in English and Spanish highlighted WTDC’s previous Chamber involvement, celebrated the 80th Anniversary of WTDC’s Chilean logistics partner Empresas Perrot, and WTDC’s door to door logistics service between Chile and the USA.
Click here to read the announcement.
WTDC: Door to door logistics service between Chile and USA
PortMiami reports record cargo volumes
WTDC Newsletter – December 1, 2020
- PortMiami set cargo volume records in October 2020
- Moderna files for Emergency Use Authorization with FDA for COVID-19 vaccine
- FMC will monitor top 3 shipping alliances monthly
- Congratulating Empresas Perrot on their 80th Anniversary
- President’s Corner: Giving Tuesday
|This Thanksgiving was like none other as many American families limited their holiday gatherings. Retailers rolled out online deals early this year to avoid crowding in stores but online shopping records still shattered on Black Friday and again this week on Cyber Monday. Adobe Analytics reported $10.8 billion in Cyber Monday shopping, an increase of over 15% from last year. Non-profits, schools, and faith based organizations hope that record spending continues today on Giving Tuesday. WTDC welcomes our colleagues to participate in any of our annual giving traditions. We are collecting new pajamas again for the children of His House, see article below, and each year WTDC sponsors Christmas gifts for children of the incarcerated through the Angel Tree Program. Last week, we shared a video of our WTDC employees and my son pitching in for our annual Thanksgiving Food Drive. We hope the spirit of the holiday season encourages you to give back on Giving Tuesday. From our family to yours, we wish you a Happy Holidays!|
-Sean Gazitua, President & CEO
|Giving Tuesday – Pajama Drive for His House|
|Please join us in our 6th Annual Pajama Drive for His House Children’s Home. Each year, WTDC collects new pajamas for the children of His House, a non-profit organization dedicated to restoring the lives of children and families. We are already halfway We are collecting Boys and Girls Youth Sizes S to XL, and Boys and Girls Adult Sizes X-Small to XL. Collecting until December 18, 2020. Add our address to your online shopping cart! You can mail or ship to: WTDC attention Ginger Diez/PJ Drive, 2801 NW 74th Ave, Suite 100, Miami, FL 33122. For additional information you can contact WTDC Logistics Manager Ginger Diez below.|
|Congratulations to our Chilean logistics partner Empresas Perrot on celebrating 80 years in business! We send our warmest wishes to Owner and General Manager Carlos Mauricio Perrot and his team. To celebrate our partner, WTDC posted an Empresas Perrot 80th Anniversary video created by our talented Intern Kristina Khudiakova, an International Business student at FIU. The video featured celebratory wishes and welcomed Empresas Perrot to the USA. It included cameos from the Mayor of Doral, PortMiami, City National Bank, ProChile, FEBICHAM, Chile-US Chamber, and the Gazitua family. You can see the video by clicking the image of Mr. Gazitua above. For more on WTDC and Empresas Perrot’s door to door logistics services between Chile and the USA, follow the link below.|
|WTDC Holiday Hours|
|Christmas – Closed December 25 New Year’s – Closed January 1|
|PortMiami set cargo volume records in October 2020|
|October 2020 was the busiest month in cargo activity in PortMiami history. The Port processed 107,088 TEUs (20 foot container equivalent units) in October, a 1.5% increase from the 105,573 TEUs recorded in October 2019.|
|Moderna files for Emergency Use Authorization with FDA for COVID-19 vaccine|
|On Monday, November 30, U.S. drug maker Moderna reported a 94.1% efficacy in its COVID-19 vaccine primary efficacy analysis of 30,000 participants, confirming initial results. The vaccine was 100% effective in preventing serious disease from the coronavirus. Moderna subsequently applied Monday to the U.S. FDA for Emergency Use Authorization as well to the European Medicines Agency for Conditional Marketing Authorization. Americans could begin receiving the vaccine injection as soon as December 21, 2020, if approved.|
|NY Times: Moderna applies for emergency FDA approval for its Coronavirus vaccine|
|Moderna Press Release – November 30, 2020|
|FMC will now monitor top 3 shipping alliances monthly|
|Last week the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) issued notice to the top three global carrier alliances – 2M. Ocean Alliance, and THE Alliance – that it will request trade data monthly that had previously been reported quarterly. The Commission’s Bureau of Trade Analysis requested the change based on recent fluctuations in the market and so that they can better . Shipper complaints of high Trans-Pacific rates, demurrage and detention surges, and lack of export container availability spurred the FMC to begin investigating ocean carriers operating in alliances in November 2020.|
Demand for cruise sailings, CAMACOL Doral panel
WTDC Newsletter – November 16, 2020
- President’s Corner – CAMACOL Doral Logistics Panel, IBHS Scholarship
- Volunteers sign up for Royal Caribbean’s return to cruising
- Cruise ships sailing from Europe, Asia, and Australia in November and December 2020
- WTDC Internship Program welcomes Fahad Almizaal, Barry University
- FEBICHAM: The powerful new Federation of binational chambers in the US
- Pajama Drive for His House Children’s Home
|Last week on Thursday, November 12, I participated as a panelist on the CAMACOL Doral Industry Showcase: International Trade and Logistics Virtual Town Hall Meeting. The topic was “The Big Pivot: How COVID-19 has Impacted International Trade & Logistics.” The panel featured professionals from the public and private sectors, each of whom acknowledged challenges posed by the pandemic yet there was a collective optimism among the panelists. Gabriel Rodriguez, President of FCBF, highlighted that some logistics companies have been able to pivot their operations to handle PPE and will eventually play a role in the mass distribution of COVID-19 vaccines. WTDC was one of those companies that focused its efforts on medical supplies during the early days of the pandemic and continues efforts to serve those new clients. I also contributed that WTDC took early action to protect the welfare of its employees and tenants. I am encouraged by the recent updates on the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine, which is testing in South Florida through a University of Miami Health System trial, and hope it can restore some balance to our economy and daily lives. In other recent news, WTDC awarded a $1000 scholarship to FIU IBHS student John Carlos Mouw for his winning essay. The scholarship will be used during the FIU IBHS service trip Bandhwari Women’s Project. -Sean Gazitua, President & CEO |
Pictured clockwise from top left: Host Pete De La Torre, CEO CAMACOL Doral, and panelists Sean Gazitua, President & CEO of WTDC, Gabriel Rodriguez, President of FCBF, Joe Chi, President of CAMACOL, Jonathan Ward, Executive Director Miami-Dade County International Trade Consortium (ITC), and Manuel Pina, Economic Developer for City of Doral.
|Volunteers sign up for Royal Caribbean’s return to cruising|
|Royal Caribbean already has over 100,000 eager volunteers who have shown an interest in short sailings should trial sailings be required by the CDC to demonstrate COVID-19 protective measures. Royal Caribbean would sail from Miami to Coco Cay, the company’s private island in the Bahamas, where they could create a bubble environment to better protect passengers and crew.|
|While cruising may not fully return to South Florida until 2021, cruise ships are now operating from Europe, Asia, and now Australia. Click below for the growing list of cruise ships in operation in November and December 2020.|
|WTDC Internship Program|
|Welcome to the team Fahad! Fahad Almizaal is a Barry University student and is an Intern for WTDC’s Sales and Marketing Department. Originally from Saudi Arabia and raised in Kuwait, he’s pursuing his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration majoring International Business. He graduates in December 2020. We look forward to working with you Fahad!|
|Pajama Drive for His House|
|Please join us in our 5th Annual Pajama Drive for His House Children’s Home. Each year, WTDC collects new pajamas for the children of His House, a non-profit organization dedicated to restoring the lives of children and families. We are collecting Boys and Girls Youth Sizes S to XL, and Boys and Girls Adult Sizes X-Small to XL. Collecting until December 16, 2020. You can mail or ship to: WTDC attention Ginger Diez/PJ Drive, 2801 NW 74th Ave, Suite 100, Miami, FL 33122. For additional information you can contact WTDC Logistics Manager Ginger Diez below.|
|The Federation of Binational Chambers of Commerce, FEBICHAM, is a multinational non-profit organization made up of 10 Binational Chambers of Commerce in the United States. This is represented by Argentina, Chile, Peru, Venezuela, Uruguay, Honduras, Colombia, Camacol, Costa Rica and Ecuador FEBICHAM stands out for being an expert and influential entity that seeks to facilitate the realization of business opportunities in a context beyond the merely binational scope of each Chamber, providing added value to the Binational Chambers it represents and their communities. The organization is recognized as the meeting point that facilitates the meeting between the Binational Chambers in the US, in which it manages to enhance its strengths and find new opportunities for all its members. In addition to using its convening power to support each of its chambers, FEBICHAM promotes, through febicham.org and the FEBICHAM News newsletter, the dissemination of activities and events, in order to specify and generate multinational business opportunities of the member Chambers of Commerce. The Federation hopes to be a facilitator in the commercial relationship between the Binational Chambers of the United States, and to generate concrete business links, through the growing network of contacts of its directors and institutions, which provides access to relevant and updated information.|
WTDC & Empresas Perrot announce strategic partnership
WTDC Newsletter – October 16, 2020
-President’s Corner: WTDC President & CEO Sean Gazitua speaks to FIU IBHS
-Save the Date: ProChile’s Chile Connected starts on Oct. 19
-WTDC and Empresas Perrot Announce Strategic Partnership to Create More Competitive Logistics Options for Customers in USA and Chile
WTDC and Empresas Perrot Announce Strategic Partnership to Create More Competitive Logistics Options for Customers in USA and Chile
WTDC, a Foreign Trade Zone and Freight Forwarder in Miami, Florida, USA, and Empresas Perrot Group Inc., a premier Trucking and Logistics Provider in Santiago, Chile, announced a strategic partnership that creates seamless connectivity for customers across their complementary domestic and international logistics networks in the USA and Chile. WTDC and Empresas Perrot will be exclusive agents within each other’s countries as part of the agreement.
“Pairing Empresas Perrot’s trucking and logistics network in Chile with WTDC’s expertise as a foreign trade zone, freight forwarder, and customs broker in the USA is a great benefit for customers of both our companies,” said Sean Gazitua, President and CEO, WTDC. “My grandfather was born in Santiago, Chile, so this partnership has special meaning to me. I would like to thank Empresas Perrot’s Owner Mauricio Perrot for his vision and his respect for our family. He represents the second generation of his family’s logistics business and I am a third-generation family owner and operator of WTDC. I look forward to working with Mauricio and the Empresas Perrot team to build a lasting relationship and a service.”
WTDC and Empresas Perrot provide door to door logistics services between the USA and Chile. We offer:
• Complete supply chain management between Chile and USA
• Freight Forwarding – Worldwide Air and Ocean transport
• Warehousing, consolidations, and fulfillment in Chile and USA
• Customs documentation and clearance in Chile and USA
• Drayage and port services in Chile and USA
• LTL and FTL trucking services in Chile and USA
• Last mile delivery, flatbed, and stepdeck in Chile and USA
WTDC has been working with ProChile Southeast USA, Empresas Perrot, and City National Bank-BCI (a Chilean owned financial institution based in Miami) to develop a door to door logistics program with special benefits for small and medium Chilean exporters. ProChile, a division of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Chile, promotes Chilean exports of products and services with special attention shown to small and medium sized enterprises.
Chile is currently ranked as the 26th top U.S. trade partner through August 2020 and ranked 29th in 2019 (WorldCity). South Florida now has two of the top three ports for Chilean trade through August of this year, with Miami International Airport ranking number 1 and Port Everglades ranking number 3 (WorldCity). The U.S. WTDC and Empresas Perrot introduce this logistics service to a trade lane with few barriers and room for growth thanks to the Chile-US Free Trade Agreement. The FTA was updated in 2015 to eliminate most tariffs on imports between either country.
“This strategic partnership with Empresas Perrot will assist WTDC’s growth in the wine and spirits, mining, renewable energy, and technology industries,” Mr. Gazitua added.
WTDC and Empresas Perrot are poised to deliver innovative and efficient logistics solutions for our clients and we look forward to sharing additional details on the success of this partnership.
WorldCity: Chile Trade Numbers
USTR: Chile FTA
WTDC Chairman Ralph L. Gazitua visited with Consul General of Chile in Miami Hernán Núñez Montenegro on October 16, 2020, to update him on the progress of WTDC’s alliance with ProChile, Empresas Perrot, and City National Bank-BCI.
Empresas Perrot visited WTDC the week of October 12, 2020. The companies formed a strategic partnership to deliver door to door logistics services between Chile and the USA. Pictured left to right: Efrain Rodriguez, Empresas Perrot General Manager, Gabriel Bedregal, Empresas Perrot Advisor & Commercial Manager, Maurizio Perrot Sepulveda, Empresas Perrot Ground Transport Manager, Carlos Mauricio Perrot, Empresas Perrot Owner, Ralph L. Gazitua, WTDC Chairman, and Sean Gazitua, WTDC President & CEO.
On Wednesday of this week, I was the guest speaker for FIU’s International Business Honor Society (IBHS). WTDC has a long running partnership with FIU IBHS in support of their trade mission to Bandhwari, India. Each year, WTDC offers a $1000 scholarship towards student travel for the Bandhwari Women’s Project. My presentation focused on trade and logistics as well as my professional growth from working in the WTDC warehouse to my current role as President & CEO. As an International Business graduate from FIU, I was able to relate real-world scenarios to their studies. I introduced an essay contest to qualify for the scholarship and offered Logistics Internships in Operations and Sales and Marketing. Kristina Khudiakova, WTDC Social Media Intern and President of FIU IBHS, participated in last year’s Bandhwari Women’s Project and oversaw the direction of the Zoom presentation. Lead by the FIU IBHS Executive Board and their Advisor Dr. David Wernick, the Bandhwari Women’s Project aims to build sustainable business models for the women of Bandhwari, India. It’s a pleasure to see the passion these students have for bettering our world! Send an email to WTDC President & CEO Sean Gazitua
Save the Date: ProChile’s Chile Connected starts on Oct. 19
Chile Connected is a virtual business meeting that seeks to consolidate the U.S. as a destination market for innovative and high value-added Chilean products and services, such as creative industries, technology, healthy food and women-led businesses. Along with the B2B matchmaking event, Chile Connected will include a series of sector-specific panels with high-level experts and keynote speakers from both markets.
CDC extends Cruise Ship No Sail through October 31
WTDC Newsletter – October 1, 2020
– President’s Corner – #CroquetaDay and #LiveLikeBella
-CDC extends Cruise Ship No Sail Order through October 31st
-WTDC President and CEO Sean Gazitua featured in Foreign Trade Zone article
-WTDC Health and Wellness program
Today I’m enjoying Croqueta Day with a ham croqueta – and dash of lime – from my favorite Cuban restaurant Sergio’s. My cousin Carlos Gazitua is CEO of Sergio’s Restaurants and it brings me pride to see people across the country celebrating with croquetas today. If you don’t have a Sergio’s ventanita near you, you can now order online nationwide!
A couple weeks ago I had lunch at Sergio’s with Live Like Bella Chairman of the Board Raymond Rodriguez. Mr. Rodriguez shared that each day 43 families receive the devastating news that their child has cancer. Live Like Bella is now using the number 43 in their childhood cancer awareness campaigns. My cousin Carlos passed by our table to say hello and a few minutes later an amazing cross-promotion was hatched to sell 43 limited edition Sergio’s wagyu burgers topped with croquetas for $43 dollars on October 1st. Reservations for the promotion quickly sold out and $2020 in proceeds went to Live Like Bella! Last weekend WTDC participated as a silver sponsor in Live Like Bella’s Get Active for Kids with Cancer event. Our WTDC team ‘got active’ at the workplace and we had a little fun making a video for the Live Like Bella event, see the last article in today’s newsletter for more.
CDC extends Cruise Ship No Sail Order through October 31
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced yesterday that the No Sail Order expiring on September 30th would be extended through October 31st. From the CDC Media Statement: “The continued spread of the COVID-19 pandemic worldwide, risk of resurgence in countries that have suppressed transmission, ongoing concerns related to restarting of cruising internationally, and need for additional time to assess industry measures to control potential SARS-CoV-2 transmission on board cruise ships with passengers without burdening public health, support continuation of the No Sail Order at this time.”
CDC: Cruise Ship No Sail Order Extended Through October 31, 2020
Sean Gazitua featured in article on Foreign Trade Zones
Supply Chain Dive reached out to WTDC President & CEO Sean Gazitua for his comments on renewed interest in Foreign Trade Zones throughout the U.S.:
Interest in these locations has grown as a result of the trade war, which increased tariffs by as much as 25% on some items imported from China. Shippers have also become more interested in FTZs during the pandemic as a way to cut costs, said Sean P. Gazitúa, the president and CEO of Miami-based WTDC, a logistics company, FTZ operator and consultant.
“It’s been a busy year,” Gazitúa said. “A lot of people have been trying to cut costs or hold on to their cash as long as possible.”
Click the article below for additional comments from Mr. Gazitua on how WTDC is assisting companies as a FTZ Consultant to create their own Foreign Trade Zones and how companies are using FTZs to defer duties as a cash savings strategy during these uncertain times.
Supply Chain Dive: FedEx opens Foreign Trade Zone in El Paso, Texas, as trade war and pandemic increase shipper interest
WTDC Health & Wellness
In the first article of today’s newsletter, we mentioned a video taken at WTDC for the Live Like Bella Get Active for Kids event, linked in the photo above. WTDC recently upgraded the workout equipment available to its employees and tenants in the WTDC fitness center.
Since its creation we’ve been able to offer daily yoga and stretching sessions, healthy lunch options to our staff, health insurance options for all full time employees, massages from a licensed masseuse, flu shots, annual participation in the Live Like Bella 5k, a quiet room for meditation, COVID-19 testing and deep cleanings of the facility to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Programming has included Zumba, Tai Chi, Ballet, and cross training.
WTDC’s Health and Wellness program was born out of an idea to make our workplace a welcoming and healthy environment for our tenants and employees. We continue to learn from the best practices of like-minded companies and our findings mirror those discussed by our payroll and HR service company ADP in the article below: a healthier workforce is a more productive and engaged one.
ADP: Employee Health and Wellness: What the Healthiest Employers Do Differently
Cruise ship leaders urge CDC to end No Sail Order
|WTDC Newsletter – September 16, 2020 |
– PortMiami and Cruise leaders urge CDC not to extend No Sail Order
– Live Like Bella and Childhood Cancer Awareness
– ProChile Trade Commissioner visits WTDC
– Welcome WTDC Intern Kristina Khudiadova
– MIA receives accreditation for COVID-19 measures
It was an honor to host Raymond Rodriguez-Torres, Chairman of the Board for Live Like Bella Childhood Cancer Foundation, at WTDC this week. He is pictured above (center) with my father Ralph L. Gazitua, WTDC Chairman (left), and I (right). September is National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and WTDC presented a silver sponsorship to Mr. Rodriguez-Torres for Live Like Bella’s Get Active for Kids with Cancer virtual event on September 26th, 2020. We welcome you to learn more about Live Like Bella’s role to keep childhood cancer in the spotlight through advocacy, legislation, research, assistance to families affected by childhood cancer.
In other news, WTDC continues to do its part to prevent the spread of COVID-19 by sanitizing our workplace, requiring social distancing and the wearing of masks, and encouraging our employees to live healthy lifestyles while minimizing their exposure. WTDC is a Florida Drug Free Workplace and I’m proud to share that our staff passed their random quarterly drug testing last week. WTDC’s C-TPAT Security Profile was approved last week in accordance with the new requirements and we welcome C-TPAT partners to link with us in the portal. If you have any questions about WTDC, or an idea for our newsletter, I welcome you to email me here. – Sean P. Gazitua, WTDC President & CEO
ProChile visits WTDC
Last week Sean P. Gazitua, WTDC President & CEO (center right), and Ralph L. Gazitua, WTDC Chairman, welcomed Germán Rocca, Trade Commissioner at ProChile USA South East Office (center left), and Jaime Silva Jr., Trade Manager at ProChile (right), to a meeting at WTDC. ProChile assists small and medium-size enterprises in their trade expansion efforts by leveraging trade agreements, fostering public-private partnerships, and helping position Chile in the international marketplace. Stay tuned for updates to this meeting! And we can’t mention Chile this week without wishing our Chilean customers and colleagues a Feliz Fiestas Patrias, as they celebrate Chilean Independence Day on Friday, September 18th!
Cruise and PortMiami leaders urge CDC not to exetend No Sail Order
The September 10th meeting of the Miami-Dade County Tourism and the Ports Committee evolved into a joint push by cruise officials and Miami-Dade officials to request that the CDC not extend the No Sail Order that is in place until September 30th.
Cruise leaders participating in the virtual meeting included Frank Del Rio, CEO of Norwegian Cruise Line, Arnold Donald, President and CEO of the Carnival Corporation, Michael Bayley, President and CEO of Royal Caribbean International, and Richard Sasso, Chairman of MSC Cruises in North America.
“We’ve got to get to work,” Frank Del Rio, CEO of Norwegian Cruise Line said. “Enough is enough. It’s been more than six months. We’ve learned a lot.”
Miami Herald: ‘Enough is enough’: Commissioners and cruise execs urge CDC to let cruising resume
Cruise Hive: Cruise Line CEO Says “The Cruise Industry is Close to Devastation” in Miami-Dade Meeting
Welcoming our new social media Intern from FIU
Welcome to the team Kristina! Kristina Khudiakova is a Florida International University (FIU) student and is an Intern for WTDC’s Sales and Marketing Department specializing in social media. Originally from Arkhangelsk, Russia, she is pursuing a major in International Business at FIU and is President of the International Business Honors Society (IBHS).
MIA receives Airport Health Accreditation for its measures to prevent COVID-19
Miami International Airport (MIA) celebrated its 92nd anniversary this week and is also celebrating news that it received Airport Health Accreditation from Airports Council International (ACI) for its best practices and key measures taken to prevent the spread of COVID-19. MIA is the first airport in Florida and only the 3rd airport in North America to receive the accreditation. Click the story from MIA below for more information.
MIA is first airport in Florida, second in U.S. to receive health accreditation from ACI World
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