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Happy Holidays from WTDC & Friends
Pete De La Torre radio program welcomes Ralph Gazitua
On Thursday, Dec. 15, WTDC President & CEO Ralph L Gazitua joined the Pete De La Torre radio program on WBRN to discuss the evolving relationship between the United States and Cuba as well as the Gazitua family legacy which includes WTDC, now in its third generation of management and ownership by the Gazitua family. Replays on Thursday, Dec. 15, at 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. A link to download the interview will be available on WTDC’s blog for one week, click below to access the interview download.
Listen anytime, link to podcast download of the Pete De La Torre show featuring Ralph L. Gazitua
FIU Masters grad Jose Ramirez completes WTDC Internship
Congratulations to Jose Ramirez who graduated from FIU this week with a Masters in Engineering Management, Logistics track. Originally from Venezuela, Mr. Ramirez also completed his WTDC Operations Internship this week. Thank you for bringing your amazing talents to WTDC. Best of luck, you will be missed!
FIU student Juliana Serafim
begins WTDC Internship
Welcome to the team Juliana Serafim! Juliana, FIU Class of 2018, School of Construction, Civil Engineering, is from Brasilia, Brazil, and began her WTDC Operations Internship this week. Looking forward to working with you!
A good mix: Spirits Exports and Foreign Trade Zones
In its Foreign Trade Zone, WTDC manages prepositioned inventory of Wine and Spirits destined for export or the Duty-Free and Travel Retail sector. On a daily basis, we stage orders for the customers of our Wine and Spirits clients. As an FTZ, WTDC communicates its forms electronically to U.S. Customs, an advantage that saves both time and money.
WTDC clients are sent transparent and comprehensive KPIs each month on our performance as their logistics providers. WTDC clients can also view their inventory levels and create orders online anytime in Magaya, our warehouse management system. Click here for more on FTZ Warehousing for Spirits.
U.S. & Cuba relations update:
Royal Caribbean & Norwegian cruises to Cuba approved
This week Royal Caribbean Cruises (RCL) and Norwegian Cruise Line Holding (NCLH) announced their approval to set sail from Florida to Cuba. NCLH stated that its first ship traveling to the island will be Oceania’s 1,250-passenger Marina, approved for sailing in March from PortMiami.
With short stops in Havana as part of a Caribbean itinerary, the recently announced cruises from RCL and NCLH stand to fare better the Carnival Fathom, the first cruise ship to travel to Cuba from the U.S. Carnival announced last month that the Fathom would end its week-long cruises to multiple stops in Cuba next spring.
USA Today: Approved! Royal Caribbean, Norwegian
Miami Herald: Sailing soon from the U.S. to Cuba: ships from Norwegian and Royal Caribbean