Cuba-US relations update:

Carnival arrives in Cuba Monday

In our last newsletter, we covered the much-maligned Carnival Cruise ship destined for Cuba that had excluded Cuban born US residents.

In a dramatic reversal over the last week, Cuba has dropped its policy restricting Cuban born citizens from returning to the island via boat. As such, Cuban born American citizens were allowed to set sail on Sunday’s maiden voyage to Havana, Cienfuegos, and Santiago de Cuba. The ship arrived in Havana on Monday. In the wake of the rule reversal, the discrimination lawsuits against Carnival have also been dropped.

The Sun Sentinel is chronicling this cruise,

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May is Florida World Trade Month

Miami World Center has partnered with Enterprise Florida and the Florida Chamber of Commerce to present Florida World Trade Month. Florida World Trade Month incorporates educational seminars, workshops, trade missions, and tours of ports and airports.

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Be Kentucky Derby ready with this Mint Julep recipe

The 142nd Kentucky Derby takes place on Saturday, May 7, at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky. An essential cocktail of any Kentucky Derby or Derby Party is the Mint Julep:

2 oz. bourbon

1/2 oz. simple syrup

3 fresh mint leaves

Crushed Ice

Wake up the mint by giving it a quick smack and line the inside of the glass with its essence. Add simple syrup, bourbon, and crushed ice. Stir. Top off with additional ice and garnish with mint.

Project Cargo with WTDC

WTDC recently completed a complex project managing the transportation of industrial cooking equipment from Idaho, USA, to Santos, Brazil. From inland trucking to coordinating the ocean shipments, to final delivery, WTDC provided seamless service and coordination.

WTDC provides complete Project Cargo Management. Our Transportation Department can arrange to send anything from an out of gauge piece that requires a crane and heavy lift to project management overseeing the international transportation of hundreds of oversized industrial pieces. WTDC is a licensed IAC, FMC, NVOCC.

WTDC’s Ocean Transportation & Freight Forwarding provides a complete range of ocean freight services for all full container loads or consolidated shipments. WTDC can coordinate the complete supply chain to ensure freight moves on time and within budget. WTDC provides transparent online tracking and billing tools to our customers.

• Full Container Load (FCL) Ocean

• Door to Door, Port to Door and/or Port to Port services worldwide

• Delivery Duty Paid (DDP) and Delivery Duty Unpaid (DDU)

• Foreign to Foreign freight services

• Project Cargo and Special Equipment

• Bulk and Breakbulk

• Full or Part Charters

• Groupage

• Consolidations (LCL / FCL)

• Transshipment services

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