First cruise line from Miami to Cuba gets approval
On July 7th, Carnival Corporation received approval from the US Department of Treasury and US Department of Commerce to introduce the first cruise line to sail from the US to Cuba. Under their newly-formed Fathom brand, this line is set to begin operations in May 2016 and is focusing on “social-impact” travel which falls in line with the approved categories for legal travel to Cuba. The seven-day cruises will be departing from PortMiami with premium pricing, $2,990 per person, and up.
Port Everglades expansion
On July 8, Port Everglades gained approval from the US Army Corps of Engineers as well as a commitment of $1.2 million toward its engineering and design phase. The plan to deepen the channels from 42 to 48 feet would allow Port Everglades to accommodate Post-Panamax mega-ships. The $300+ million dredging project is now moving onto the engineering and design phase expected to take up to two years. The following construction phase is expected to take an additional three years.
WTDC has a full range of transportation services available to its customers and makes bookings via Road, Rail, Air, and Ocean on a daily basis.
Miami Dade College honors Distinguished Alumni
At the 2015 Alumni Hall of Fame Awards Gala, distinguished individuals representing a variety of industries were honored by Miami Dade College.
WTDC President & CEO Ralph L. Gazitua, a 2009 inductee, was in attendance to welcome the new inductees of the MDC Alumni Hall of Fame. He currently gives back to the school by serving as Chair for MDC’s Supply Chain Management Advisory Committee.
WTDC President & CEO Ralph Gazitua, left, and wife Cookie Gazitua, are pictured at the event with President & CEO of the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce Barry Johnson and President & CEO of Professional Bank Raul G. Valdes-Fauli
WTDC welcomes new Intern
We are pleased to introduce a new Intern at WTDC: Mr. Javier Cepeda. Mr. Cepeda is a Florida State University (FSU) graduate and is pursuing a Masters in International Business. He is currently working in Sales and Marketing. WTDC has worked with 45 student Interns over the last 5 years, preparing them for careers in management and logistics.
The employee of the Year
Congratulations to Andres Martinez, our WTDC Employee of the Year for the fiscal year 2014-2015. Andres goes above and beyond his Maintenance duties, he consistently keeps a proactive attitude and maintains a safe and clean work environment.