Watching the ships roll in – Maersk Gerda at PortMiami PortMiami reported on October 12th that the Maersk Gerda is the longest and tallest vessel to ever call PortMiami. Gerda is a massive 367m long and 43m wide. For the golfers among us, that’s the equivalent of a floating 400-yard par 4! Welcome to the team Carlos Benito – Intern from FIU WTDC welcomes Carlos Benito to the team! Carlos, originally from Spain, is completing a fall Internship with WTDC Sales & Marketing Department and is a senior at Florida International University, majoring in Psychology and minoring in Logistics and Supply Chain Management. We’re looking forward to great things from Carlos! For more information on setting up InternshipsÃ??Ã? with FIU students, click here Coming soon: Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show The 58th annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show will run from November 1-5, 2017. Hundreds of vendors will be displaying their yachts and boats of every shape and size from mega-yachts to kayaks. Did you know that WTDC specializes in the loading of boats into containers for export? This cost-effective method is preferred by boat vendors to reduce the price of international shipping. For boats that have a slightly wider bow, WTDC can even secure the boat and trailer vertically within the container. For more on WTDC’s boat loading and export, click here. Commerce and NRF data point to rising retail sales in September – Logistics Management article By Jeff Berman, Logistics Management Group News Editor  October 13, 2017, September retail sales data issued by the United States Department of Commerce and the National Retail Federation (NRF) showed annual gains. Commerce reported that September retail sales at $483.9 billion were up 1.6% over August and 4.4% annually. And total retail sales from July through September rose 3.9% compared to the same period in 2016. View story from Logistics Management: Commerce and NRF data point to rising retail sales in September  Air & Sea Cargo Americas are right around the corner Air & Sea Cargo Americas will be held on November 1 – 3, 2017 at the Miami Airport & Convention Center. Hosted annually by World Trade Center Miami, the Air & Sea Cargo Americas will bring together top executives from all sectors of the aviation, maritime and logistics industries to exchange views and experiences to enhance the growth of the cargo industry in the Western Hemisphere. The conference and show are designed to: Increase two-way cargo growth and international business in the Americas Present updates on the latest security and safety regulations being used in the Western Hemisphere to secure cargo from the intrusion of biological, chemical or explosive materials Provide a forum on international aviation, maritime and logistics issue in the Western Hemisphere  Report on MIA’s expanding role as on of the certified pharmaceutical ports.  Click the picture below to register for Air and Sea Cargo Americas.