Phase 1 deal reached in China – U.S. trade war
On Friday, December 13, the United States and China made announcements that a “Phase 1” trade deal had been reached. 25% U.S. tariffs on $370 billion Chinese goods, primarily those used in manufacturing, will remain in effect. 15% U.S. tariffs on many consumer goods like shoes and clothing have been reduced to 7.5%. China will spend a reported record $32 billion in 2020 on U.S. agricultural products as part of the deal.
The Washington Post: Winners and losers in Trump’s ‘phase one’ China trade deal
WTDC’s Pajama Drive for HisHouse Children’s Home
Thank you, Thank you! We set a goal this year to deliver over 130 pajamas for His House Children’s Home and exceeded expectations by collecting 166! This morning WTDC’s managers visited His House to deliver our 5th annual holiday donation made possible by the generosity of our employees, customers, tenants, and friends. We had the unexpected pleasure of meeting the Men’s Basketball team from nearby St. Thomas University who were at His House volunteering in the donations center. For over 29 years, His House has brought stability to the lives of over 15,000 children and remains a frontline provider of residential and foster care services.
WTDC Annual Holiday Photo
On behalf of our entire staff and tenants, WTDC wishes you a Happy Holidays!
Tuesday, Dec. 24 – 8 am to 12 pm
Wednesday, Dec. 25 – Closed
Tuesday, Dec. 31 – 8 am to 12 pm
Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020 – Closed
Record passengers visit Miami International Airport
From January to October 2019, international passenger arrivals at Miami International Airport (MIA) increased by +3.1% compared to the previous year. Domestic passengers increased by +1.2% compared to the same period in 2018, contributing to total passenger arrivals with an increase of +2.2%.
PortMiami welcomes CMA CGM Magellan – largest container vessel to call on a Florida port
Last week PortMiami and Miami-Dade County officials welcomed the CMA CGM Magellan, the largest container vessel to ever call on a Florida port. The CMA CGM Magellan has a massive capacity of 13,344 TEUs (1 TEU = 1 20 ft. container), and measures 1199 ft. long and 167 ft. wide. PortMiami infrastructure improvements such as the tunnel and the deep dredge make it Big Ship Ready and and a great logistics partner for WTDC as an NVOCC, Freight Forwarder, and Foreign Trade Zone.
The Maritime Executive: Largest Container Ship Arrives at PortMiami