IN THIS ISSUE: Closed on Labor Day Reminder Helping Houston through Harvey Health and Wellness: Tai Chi and Zumba Classes MIA Air Cargo Tonnage Up by 4.8% Contact Us: (305) 594-7484 Follow Us: Focused on Safety 4988 days without an injury accident Proud members of WTDC is a Foreign Trade Zone and Logistics Company, family-owned and operated by the Gazitua family proudly celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2017. We are a full-service logistics company specializing in international distribution and global transportation management. We provide transportation services via Road, Rail, Air, or Ocean. Temperature Controlled FTZ Warehousing Foreign Trade Zone Warehousing & Distribution (FTZ 281-4) U.S. Customs Bonded Warehousing & Distribution Container Freight Station (CFS) Domestic Transportation In-Bond Export Consolidator (IBEC) Licensed FMC, NVOCC, and IAC Heavy Lift, packing & crating, vehicle loading, and public warehouse Consulting Services: FTZ, Bonded Warehousing, Duty Drawback, FDA, etc. September 1, 2017 inShare Closed on Labor Day Reminder WTDC will be closed on Monday, Sept. 4, in honor of Labor Day. We will reopen on Sept. 5. Helping Houston through Harvey While the floodwaters recede and Houston begins to work towards a new normal, the logistics community will continue its efforts long into recovery. American Logistics Aid Network (ALAN) fields requests for emergency assistance in the logistics field and matches them with companies able to supply their infrastructure to assist. You can read more about the organization in this article from Logistics Management or by visiting ALAN’s website. The Port of Houston has resumed partial operations and continues to update its status on its Twitter. The Journal of Commerce ( compiled a very useful list of announcements from logistics companies updating the status of their operations. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all those affected by Hurricane Harvey and we wish the region a speedy recovery. Health & Wellness Program: Tai Chi & Zumba Classes WTDC Employees and Tenants attended a TAI CHI presentation at WTDC from Reza Dehbozorgi of Minuteman Press Doral as part of our Health and Wellness program. The following day, Martha Baptista from MBC Latinamerican Cargo led the group in a Zumba class. We are committed to making a WTDC a healthy work environment! MIA Air Cargo Tonnage Up 4.8% After a less than 1% increase in cargo shipments in 2016, MIA welcomed a surge of 4.8% increase in cargo tonnage for the first half of 2017. MIA reported a 114% growth in cargo tonnage on Middle East carriers over the course of this year rivaling the Mexican Carrier increase of 308%, via This can be attributed to the volume of several new freighter airlines to MIA, “most recent of which were Mexican airline AeroUnion and Qatar Airways.” Article by ‘Miami air cargo tonnage up by 4.8% in the first half of 2017″