President’s Corner  
Last week I was honored to be included in The Achiever section by Miami Today, a hallmark for business, civic, and government leadership in South Florida. I would like to thank all those from our business and logistics community who responded so generously and reaffirm my commitment to creating more opportunities for young professionals in logistics. I will use any platform afforded by this opportunity to beat the drum that Miami has the infrastructure and talent to shine as an international hub for trade, commerce, and logistics.  
Miami Today, The Achiever: Sean Gazitua: Focused on expanding family founded foreign trade zone    

Photo credit: Cruise Industry News
PortMiami to receive $335 million in bonds for cruise projects  
On August 31st, Miami-Dade County commissioners approved $335 million in bonds for terminal projects at PortMiami. In a time when port revenues have stalled due to a no-sail order in effect until October 31, the bond approvals show Miami’s long-term commitment to the cruise industry. Funds are earmarked for infrastructure projects and the port’s portion of revenue generating capital projects with Carnival Corporation, Disney Cruise Line, MSC Cruises, Norwegian Cruise Line – Bahamas, Terminal Link Miami, and Virgin Cruise Intermediate Limited.  
Seatrade Cruise News: PortMiami terminals get $335m boost from Miami-Dade bonds
Cruise Industry News: No Slowing Down Cruise Projects at PortMiami    
Miami International Airport takes measures for safe return to increased passenger travel
Miami International Airport (MIA) welcomed back four international airline partners during the month of August: Air Europa, Swiss International Air Lines, Volaris, and Virgin Atlantic.
In a video posted this week, Aviation Director and CEO Lester Sola highlighted the safety measures taken at MIA to prepare for increased airline passenger traffic including redesigning TSA checkpoints for social distancing and increasing janitorial staff.
MIA – Fly Safe, Fly Smart

Boat and Vehicle Transloads
 Last week WTDC loaded this boat on behalf of one of our freight forwarder clients. This boat on trailer was 39 feet long, 12 feet high, and was just under 12 feet wide. Due to the height of the boat it was loaded directly at the port. WTDC has the capabilities to transload boats, vehicles, machinery, and heavy equipment in its FTZ yard. A crane can be used to lift out of gauge (OOG) pieces at WTDC for flatbed, flat rack, and open top container loadings and unloadings.