WTDC News – June 17th, 2024


President’s Corner

Wishing you all a belated Happy Father’s Day!

Last week I had the opportunity to celebrate with fellow FIU Alumni at the FIU in NYC: Alumni and Friends Reception. It was great to see friends and colleagues come together and show support. Events such as this allow Alumni to build community – one of WTDC’s core pillars – through our shared experiences at FIU. Thank you to our New York Volunteer Leaders for arranging the amazing reception.

Stay healthy,

Sean Gazitua, President & CEO


FIU Alumni and Friends Reception in NYC

On Friday June 7th, WTDC President and CEO Sean Gazitua cohosted alongside FIUNYC President Cedric Bess at the FIU in NYC: Alumni and Friends Reception. The sold-out event was held at the Harvard Club of NYC.


PortMiami launches Shore Power

On Monday, June 17th, Miami-Dade Mayor Daniella Cava will unveil PortMiami’s Shore Power. This system will allow cruise ships to reduce emissions and noise by turning off the ships engine and plugging into landside electrical power.

Cruise companies that will be using Shore Power at the port include Carnival, MSC, Norwegian, Royal Caribbean, and Virgin Voyages.

PortMiami is the first major cruise port on the United States east coast to offer shore power at five cruise berths.

Miami-Dade Mayor Daniella Levine Cava to launch Shore Power at PortMiami, the largest on the nation’s east coast

Hoodline – Miami-Dade County Unveils Shore Power at PortMiami to cut Cruise Ship Emissions


Vendor Appreciation: Cyzerg

Last week, WTDC proudly recognized Cyzerg with a Vendor Appreciation Award at WTDC’s monthly awards ceremony.

Thank you to Hector Sunol, CEO of Cyzerg, and his team for 12 years of partnership. They have provided proactive solutions to help us reach our technology goals.

Cyzerg is a technology company focused on designing, implementing, and managing cutting-edge technology to modernize warehousing operations.

Thank you Cyzerg!


2nd Annual WTDC Water Bottle Drive

WTDC will be collecting donations until June 21st for our 2nd Annual Water Bottle Drive in support of His House Children’s Home. His House is a faith-based organization that aims to restore the lives of children ages 0-18 and has housed 1,100 children this past year.

Last year, WTDC donated over 2,600 gallons of bottled water as well as a water filtration system to His House, which has helped the children stay safe and hydrated during the hurricane season.

WTDC will be accepting 8oz mini water bottles and 1 gallon water jugs to:

    2801 NW 74th Ave

    Suite 217 & 100

    Miami, FL 33122

For more information, please contact Ginger Diez at Gdiez@wtdc.com.

Thank you to WTDC Logistics Manager Ginger Diez for organizing this event!


Port Everglades Economic Impact

According to a recently released annual economic impact report, Port Everglades continues to significantly impact the local, regional, and statewide economy.

For Fiscal Year 2023, Port Everglades generated $26.5 billion in Economic Activity and $935,431 million in State and Local Taxes. The port also had a 12% increase in direct local jobs.