Celebrating Dr. Padron’s Presidential Medal of Freedom

On November 29, Ralph L. Gazitua, WTDC President and CEO, attended the Miami Dade College Alumni Hall of Fame Inductee Breakfast to honor and congratulate Dr. Eduardo Padrón, President of Miami Dade College, for receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

Ralph L. Gazitua is Chair, and Fernando Santa Cruz, President of Freight Solutions, is a Board Member for the Supply Chain Management Advisory Committee for Miami Dade College.

Miami Herald: Miami Dade College president to receive highest civilian honor from president

Pictured (L to R): Ralph L. Gazitua, WTDC President & CEO, Dr. Eduardo Padrón, President of Miami Dade College, and Fernando Santa Cruz President of Freight Solutions.

Arts & Culture: 

Breakfast in the Park at the Frost

Breakfast in the Park
Date: December 4, 2016

Time: 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Location: Phillip and Patricia Frost Art Museum at Florida International University

From the Frost:
Join us for Breakfast in the Park, an official Art Basel Miami Beach event presented in partnership with West Kendall Baptist Hospital. Every year, we welcome guests to enjoy a complimentary breakfast, lecture by a noted sculptor, [this year Judy Pfaff presents], and guided tours of our Sculpture Park and exhibitions. This event is free and open to the public.

Click here for more information and to RSVP to  Breakfast in the Park at the Frost

Heavy Lift and Crane loadings

WTDC’s oversized FTZ yard is ideal for heavy-lift transfers and storage of machinery, HVAC equipment like this 20k lb. chillers unloaded last week, pipe, and other industrial supplies. Please contact us to quote your next out of the gauge project.

US-Cuba relations update:

American Airlines reduces the number of flights to Cuba

Bloomberg reports that American Airlines has announced that it will reduce its number of daily round trip flights from 13 to 10 next February citing weak demand. Uncertainty of the policies of President-elect Trump for U.S.-Cuba relations could further hamper operations.

Olga Ramudo, Owner of Coral Gables-based Express Travel, commented in the article that she expects other airlines to reduce their number of flights due to Cuba’s lack of hotel and transportation infrastructure.

Bloomberg: Cuba wanderlust dims as American cuts flights, Trump looms

CBS4 segment: More Changes Could be Coming to US-Cuba Relations Under Trump, WTDC President and CEO Ralph L. Gazitua interviewed;

Click here to watch the interview.

Arts & Culture: 

Miami Art Week, VIP Opening of Art Miami

WTDC attended the VIP Opening of Art Miami + Context in the Midtown-Wynwood area of Miami this week, compliments of the Chile-US Chamber Arts and Culture Committee of which Cookie Gazitua is Chair. Special thanks to Ralph and Cookie Gazitua for coordinating this event!

Looking to attend Art Miami or Art Basel this week? Click for a list of events 

Can’t attend Art Miami but interested in seeing more of the art on display? Our Facebook page has a large gallery of photos from the event

Sean Powers, WTDC Sales, and Marketing Manager, is pictured with Pablo Maluenda, IFCF Sr. Risk Management Consultant. Mr. Maluenda is a Chile-US Chamber Arts & Culture Committee member.