WTDC Newsletter – March 15th, 2023


President’s Corner

Last week marked WTDC’s 46th business anniversary and today the company also celebrated 6800 days accident-free! From the daily security briefing, to facility and equipment upgrades, to our recent C-TPAT recertification, an emphasis on safety and security is part of WTDC’s company culture.

Stay healthy,
Sean Gazitua, President & CEO


Sean Gazitua mentioned in South Florida Business Journal

Last week WTDC President and CEO Sean Gazitua was mentioned in two articles covering his recent appointment to the Adrienne Arsht Center Trust Board of Directors: South Florida Business Journal and the Biscayne Bay Tribune.

South Florida Business Journal – People on the Move

Biscayne Bay Tribune – Adrienne Arsht Center Trust Appoints New Board Members


MSC Irina: Largest container ship in the world

This week MSC announced the debut of the world’s largest container ship: MSC Irina. With a capacity of 24,346 TEU, MSC Irina is part of MSC’s largest fleet expansion in history which also includes MSC Tessa. MSC took possession of MSC Tessa on the same day as the Irina and the vessel also boasts over 24,000 TEU capacity.

AJOT – MSC vessel “Irina” is the world’s largest container ship


WTDC’s 46th Anniversary

On March 8th, WTDC celebrated 46 years in business! Thank you to our customers and dedicated team for continuously elevating the company to new heights.


PortMiami 2035 master plan

Last week, Miami-Dade County Commissioners awarded a total of 17.6 million to four contractors for PortMiami’s 2035 master plan – the Seaport’s Capital Improvements Program. The 2035 master plan calls for better efficiency within the current space occupied by the port.

Miami Today – PortMiami builds team for billions in new projects


PortMiami welcomes its first LNG cargo vessel

On Sunday, March 12, PortMiami welcomed its first cargo vessel using liquefied natural gas (LNG) as fuel. The vessel was the first container ship in the world to be converted from diesel to LNG.

Miami-Dade County – PortMiami bunkers Seaboard Marine’s first LNG cargo vessel


Global air passenger industry recovered significantly in 2022

The International Air Transportation Association (IATA) reported a strong recovery in the global air space, as total traffic increased 64.4% compared to 2021. All regions saw growth in air travel as restrictions eased.
WTDC is IATA certified to send air cargo on passenger airplanes and is a licensed Independent Air Carrier (IAC).

Contact WTDC for your next air shipment!

Travel Markets Insider – IATA: 2022 ends on a strong note for the global air passenger industry