WTDC Newsletter – February 17, 2023
- President’s Corner
- MIA reports busiest year
- Air Cargo – WTDC
- WTDC Picnic
- Valentines Day Lunch
- FCBF Meeting
As consumer spending changes from favoring durable goods to services, as reported in January, tourism and the accompanying travel retail sectors stand to benefit. Travel numbers are booming in North America and the Caribbean, as seen by record numbers at Miami International Airport (MIA) and Nassau Port. Our customers are increasing inventories in plans to stay ahead of this growth.
We are reinvesting in our technology, facilities, and employees in 2023. We have 29 wonderful tenants who lease office space at WTDC. A new perimeter fence and cosmetic upgrades will make the facility a safer and more appealing environment. A new yard mule, new servers, cameras, and warehousing technology will be implemented this quarter to improve the Operations. And most importantly, our employees will benefit from a new incentive program to be rolled out this month.
Sean Gazitua, President & CEO
MIA reports busiest year
Miami International Airport served a record 50.6 million passengers in 2022, surpassing Orlando International Airport (MCO) by 500,000 travelers, making MIA the busiest airport in Florida.
“In addition to MIA leading our community’s successful economic recovery from the pandemic, it is again leading the way for the state of Florida as well! Congratulations to the MIA team and partners on surpassing 50 million passengers for the first time in its history. Passenger growth represents tourism revenue, job creation, and expanded opportunities in Miami-Dade County – making all county residents proud,” said Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava.
WTDC is a TSA licensed Independent Air Carrier (IAC) and is IATA approved to send cargo on passenger airplanes. From small shipments to oversized cargo, WTDC works with our customers to ensure on-time delivery in-full. Through our global agent network WCA, WTDC can provide worldwide door to door transportation services. Can we help you with an upcoming shipment? Contact WTDC Transportation Manager Castell Chavez for a quote.
On Saturday, February 11th, WTDC staff and their families gathered at Matheson Hammock Park for our annual company picnic. Beautiful weather only added to a day of food, drinks, games and relaxing in our boho lounge overlooking the park. A dominoes tournament, tug of war, and cornhole brought out everyone’s competitive spirit. Thank you to WTDC Transportation Manager Castell Chavez and her events committee for organizing the event!
Valentines Day Lunch
On Tuesday, February 14th, WTDC celebrated Valentine’s Day with lunch at our favorite sushi spot Miyako Japanese Restaurant. Happy belated Valentine’s Day!
On February 15th, WTDC Logistics Manager Ginger Diez and Sales and Marketing Manager Sean Powers attended the Florida Customs Brokers & Forwarders Association (FCBF) meeting on the topic of Broker Regulation Modernization.
Speakers Lenny Feldman of Sandler, Travis, & Rosenberg, P.A and Sharon Garcia of Crowley Logistics detailed changes to the broker regulations with case studies.