WTDC Newsletter – February 2, 2021

President’s Corner  
What do FIU students from Bangladesh, Brazil, Honduras, India, Russia and the United States have in common? Besides their participation in FIU’s International Business Honors Society (IBHS) they now have Spring internships at WTDC.
Like many students in these unusual times, the majority of their classes are now online. We held interviews last fall via Zoom when their classes were fully remote and some students had moved back to their home countries. We didn’t foresee seven Interns working at WTDC this semester but we were so impressed during the interviews that we found projects for each of their talents.
As an FIU Alumni Association Board of Director member it’s inspiring to see the next generation of students overcome the unique obstacles posed by COVID-19. I couldn’t be more impressed with these student Interns and I look forward to sharing their projects with you! Wishing you continued health,
-Sean Gazitua, President & CEO  
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PortMiami reports record cargo movement in November  
On January 26, PortMiami reported via Twitter that November 2020 was the busiest in the Port’s history with more than 100,000 container moves.   PortMiami Twitter  
Carnival breaks ground on new PortMiami terminal
On January 29, Carnival Cruise Line and PortMiami held a ground breaking for the expansion of Terminal F, the 417,000 square foot future home of the Carnival Celebration. Construction recently began on the Celebration which will be the largest cruise ship in Carnival’s fleet when it launches in 2022. “I’m grateful to Carnival Cruise Line and Lemartec for their partnership with Miami-Dade County,” said Mayor Levine Cava. “Despite the global pandemic, today’s groundbreaking is another example of the growth happening at PortMiami – the cruise capital of the world – and how together, we can and we will continue to thrive.”

Cruise and Ferry: PortMiami and Carnival Cruise Line break ground on terminal

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Solar industry responds to Biden environmental initiatives
On January 27, the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) released an article responding to President Biden’s busy first week in office where he addressed a number of environmental issues.
“The president has outlined a clear and carefully thought-out vision for addressing the range of climate challenges we face, and I commend and thank him for taking swift action on many of those challenges during the first week of this administration,” said Abigail Ross Harper, President and CEO of SEIA.
“President Biden’s order addresses several solar industry priorities, including a boost to federal procurement of clean energy, and investments in manufacturing, transmission, and siting and permitting.
SEIA: Solar Industry Commends Biden’s Climate Executive Actions

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