From November 4-6, WTDC President & CEO Ralph L. Gazitua and Vice President Sean P. Gazitua traveled to Havana, Cuba, attending la Feria Internacional de La Habana (FIHAV) to support their clients with interests in the country.

Over 4500 national and foreign exhibitors from 60 countries, including 22 from the United States, displayed their goods and services at theExpocuba fairgrounds. The Gazituas and select exhibitors from the U.S. were greeted to a reception at the home of Ambassador Jeffrey DeLaurentis, Chargé d’Affaires at the US Embassy in Havana, Cuba.

Charles Baker, TC Mariel Director General, met with WTDC during FIHAV (pictured above, center). Mariel’s Special Development Zone will be 180 square miles of Foreign Trade Zone with special labor and manufacturing regulations different than those of mainland Cuba.

CSCMP Roundtable on Cuba recap

On November 12, Ralph L Gazitua, President and CEO of WTDC and Dan Gardner, President of Trade Facilitators, Inc. presented at the CSCMP Roundtable on Cuba at Nova Southeastern University.  During the event, Dan Gardner provided an update on U.S. trade regulations with Cuba, and Ralph Gazitua shared his recent experiences in developing commercial opportunities on the island.

Pictured: John Fitzgerald, GT Nexus (left), Dan Gardner, Trade Facilitators (center left), Ralph L. Gazitua, WTDC (center right), and Peter Goldberg, Traffic Tech (right).

FIU Logistics Engineering students visit WTDC for case study

FIU students in the Master’s course ‘Logistics Engineering’ visited WTDC last week. Dr. Shen’s course, in conjunction with Magaya Corporation, is doing a case study on WTDC and the Magaya processes required to facilitate warehousing and shipping. Thank you to Jesus Rodriguez, President of Magaya Corporation, for attending the meeting.

Pictured: Ralph L. Gazitua & Sean Gazitua, WTDC, greet the Logistics Engineering class led by Dr. Shen, FIU professor, in cooperation with Jesus Rodriguez,

President of Magaya Corporation.

Safety First: CPR Certified

and Fire Drill

CPR Certified: Please help us congratulate WTDC’s Carlos Pupo, Francisco Roque, Ginger Diez, and Philippe Dennery on completing a CPR certification course. Currently, we are 4337 days injury accident-free but we are prepared in the unlikely event of an injury.

Fire Drill: With assistance from the Miami Dade Police Department Officer Machin and Officer Prado, we cleared the building and walked to the safety zone in 3 minutes and 30 seconds.  WTDC has a detailed Evacuation Plan that we review with employees and tenants regularly. This is part of our campaign to develop a safer environment for everyone in the building.

Pictured: Philippe Dennery, WTDC Customer Service Representative, and Ginger Diez, WTDC Operations & Customer Service Manager receiving CPR instruction.

Pictured (left to right): Ralph L. Gazitua, WTDC President & CEO, MDPD Officer Prado, MDPD Officer Machin, Sean Powers, WTDC Sales & Marketing Manager, and Sean Gazitua, WTDC Vice President at the WTDC Fire Drill.