The United States and Cuba to renew commercial flights and mail service
In the last week, two significant strides have been made towards increasing the commercial cooperation between the United States and Cuba: agreements to renew regular mail service and commercial flights between the two countries.
The US State Department announced Thursday that an understanding has been made with the Cuban government to resume commercial flights. Tourist travel to Cuba from the U.S. is still prohibited but the new arrangement would allow for approved travelers to make online bookings, electronic ticketing, and a number of other services familiar to most travelers. Prior to this agreement, only charter flight services were available to and from Cuba, though commercial operators such as Jet Blue and American Airlines are already offering chartered flights to Cuba.
As a result of discussions held in Miami on Thursday, December 10, the United States Postal Service and Cuba have agreed upon a pilot program to send mail directly between the two countries several times per week instead of routing it through a third country. Regular mail service and commercial flights between the United States and Cuba had been suspended since the 1960s.
Last week Ralph and Sean Gazitua traveled to Havana, Cuba, their fifth and fourth trips to the island this year respectively, to further explore business opportunities made available through the reestablishment of diplomatic relations between the United States and Cuba. WTDC offers consulting and shipping services to companies interested in sending state-approved shipments to Cuba from the United States.
USPS Mail announcement from US Dept of State
CNN article on the restoration of commercial flights
A season for giving back: Inaugural Holiday Pajama Drive complete
Today WTDC visited His House Children\’s Home to donate 137 pairs of pajamas to children in need. Thank you to all our customers, tenants, employees, and friends who helped make our Inaugural Holiday Pajama Drive such a success!
(Above, L to R) Vera Gazitua, WTDC Accounting Manager, Castell Chavez, WTDC Transportation Manager, Carolina Osorio, His House Marketing & Donations Coordinator, Ginger Diez, WTDC Operations & Customer Service Manager, and Mickie Irizarry, WTDC Import Desk Customer Service Representative.
Happy Holidays from WTDC
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Christmas Eve, Dec. 24, 8am-12pm
Christmas Day, Dec.25, Closed
New Year’s Eve, Dec.31, 8 am-12 pm
New Year’s Day, Jan.1, 2016 Closed
Welcoming FIU Intern Alex Zhang
WTDC is pleased to welcome Mr. Alex Zhang to our Internship Program, our 50th Intern to join our program since its inception five years ago.
Mr. Zhang is pursuing a master of science in Engineering Management at Florida International University. His Concentrations are Logistics, Supply Chain Management, and Operations Management. Already well versed and certified in SAP, Mr. Zhang recently received a Magaya Software Student Certificate. At WTDC, Mr. Zhang will be doing a technology systems review.