New Interns Join the WTDC Team Ms. Tejeda majors in Media Management with minors in International Studies and Spanish. She plans to go to law school after she finishes her education at the University of Miami. Mr. Lipman majors in Political science and Public Administration. He plans to get a job working in public-private partnerships in South Florida. We are so excited to have them as part of the WTDC team! WTDC Internship Program

Nixing NAFTA: the US And Mexico Reach Trade Deal

Trump said he aims to terminate NAFTA, and the US-Mexico deal would replace the agreement. The deal reached between the two nations is primarily focused on the “so-call auto rules of origin” meaning that in order to avoid tariffs, a certain percentage of automobile parts must be manufactured within the countries of the NAFTA region. Many American and Mexican politicians are in favor of the deal, while others believe that it is necessary to include Canada in order to be most effective.MIA & Africa: New Air Cargo route This week Ethiopian Airlines began its twice-weekly freighter flights connecting Miami International Airport with the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa, the first such connection to Africa from MIA. This service will have stops along its inbound and outbound routes which include Belgium, Colombia, and Spain. Air Ethiopia is Africa’s largest airline group and largest cargo operator. Ethiopian Airlines launches historic cargo route at MIA Boat Loading & Export We have the capabilities to load small boats into containers and larger boats onto flat racks. WTDC recently managed the loading of this 33-foot boat below onto a flat rack for sailing out of Port Miami .2018 Hurricane Preparedness – Read More

2018 Hurricane Preparedness

Posted on May 31st, 2018 at 3:45 pm June 1 may mark the official start of Hurricane Season, but anyone near Subtropical Storm Alberto’s path through the Gulf of Mexico last week can tell you the storms don’t wait for calendar reminders WTDC has updated its Hurricane Preparedness Guide for 2018. We recommend all customers keep a copy for future reference and those in hurricane-prone areas review and create their own preparedness plan Miami-Dade County has now added an App (Ready MDC on App Store) to its list of Hurricane Preparedness tools, as seen above. This is a useful tool to track storms and public resources available to Miami-Dade County residents in the event of an emergency. While WTDC’s infrastructure was not damaged by the record 2017 hurricane season, many of our staff and their families were affected. We will work with our employees and neighbors to supply Hurricane Readiness resources as we prepare for the 2018 Hurricane Season. WTDC News: FEC visit, MIA cargo up Q1. WTDC Health & Wellness – Read More TMI Article: WTDC evolves to serve Duty Free & Travel Retail from its FTZPosted on April 2nd, 2018 at 12:48 pm

WTDC evolves to better serve Free Trade Zone inventory management Lois Pasternak March 16, 2018, WTDC, a Foreign Trade Zone and Logistics company specializing in inventory management for the duty-free and travel retail industry, now oversees FTZ inventory management for some of the largest portfolios in the Spirits industry. When WTDC president and CEO Sean P. Gazitua first visited the IAADFS Duty-Free show in 2013, he was focused on meeting with his existing customers to review their Operations. “It seemed that everywhere we went, our current customers were introducing us to other suppliers,” Gazitua said. “Almost all of them were having the same logistics obstacles that we were resolving on a day to day basis.”The company began restructuring to better suit its spirits customers and their client base. WTDC developed spirits-specific standard procedures while considering distinct requirements for each customer. Technology and personnel would become the focus of WTDC’s culture shift. Understanding the buying cycles of the duty-free market and their need to consolidate orders was also critical. WTDC became a duty-free marketplace of sorts, a location where buyers could purchase from multiple suppliers and consolidate under one roof. From COLA waivers and spirits samples to navigating intricate customs regulations for each country, it has been the challenges of its customers that have now become opportunities for the company. WTDC has evolved to provide complete global logistics solutions, elevating itself from a bonded warehouse to include Foreign Trade Zone, Air and Ocean Transportation, and Customs Brokerage services. A temperature control area was also built within the warehouse so customers could warehouse their liqueurs, cognacs, and champagnes alongside their other spirits inventory. Gazitua maintains a longstanding relationship with the developers of its warehouse management system. With his assistance, they built out new platforms and inventory control tools to manage spirits in a Foreign Trade Zone environment. Numerous EDI integrations added to his growing knowledge of systems and the importance of automated processes to facilitate orders and documentation. WTDC also invested in new servers, closed Wi-Fi networks, RFID scan guns, cloud server backups, and firewall technology. As WTDC maintains a robust Internship program with local universities, there were willing and able educated personnel ready to tackle new challenges. Among the processes introduced for the spirits market were KPIs and cargo verification, many of which were completed by the student Interns. Many of these interns that began with the company learning the ins and outs of cargo verification have now become valuable assets as part-time and later full-time employees. The company recently expanded its customer service department and continues to make efforts to streamline all logistics processes for its customers.”Last March we kicked off our 40th year in business and we’ve significantly grown our spirits customer base this year,” WTDC president and CEO Sean P. Gazitua said. “We are excited about what the future holds for our company.”