Coronavirus

Campari Group donates one million euros to fight COVID-19

Campari Group has donated € 1 million to ASST Fatebenefratelli Sacco, a public healthcare institution in Milan, for the Coronavirus emergency. ASST Fatebenefratelli Sacco is a center of national excellence in the research and treatment of highly contagious and dangerous diseases, which is dealing with patients critically affected by COVID-19. The sum will be used to finance an Intensive Care […]

Bacardi changes production to make hand sanitizer

The Bacardi Corporation distillery in Cataño, Puerto Rico, where more than 80% of the company’s rums are produced, has partnered with Puerto Rico based manufacturer Olein Refinery to provide raw materials that will enable the production of more than 1.7 million units of 10-ounce hand sanitizer. At 70% alcohol, these products are in line with […]

Brown-Forman announces $1 million donation for COVID-19 response funds

Brown-Forman Corporation announced a donation of $1 million to COVID-19 response funds. The donation supports multiple locations and agencies as the company assesses community and industry needs and identifies the best ways to support those impacted by COVID-19. Brown-Forman partnered with the Restaurant Workers’ Community Foundation to support their COVID-19 Crisis Relief Fund. As part of this partnership, the […]

MSC-owned Splendid arrives in Genoa as floating hospital

Last Monday, MSC Group’s ferry ship Splendid was delivered to Genoa after being converted into a “floating hospital” ship to sup-port the coronavirus battle going on in Italy. These beds will be used for patients recovering from COVID-19 before returning home. Operated by ferry liner GNV, Splendid has been converted into a fully-equipped facility to assist COVID-19 […]

Status of Canadian border stores after closing of border with U.S.

The U.S. and Canadian governments agreed to close their shared border to non-essential traffic on Wednesday, March 18. While some stores that serve commercial trucks carrying essential goods have remained open, most others have closed. Barbara Barrett, Executive Director of Canada’s Frontier Duty Free Association confirmed to TMI that CBSA (the Canada Border Services Agency) […]

IAADFS adds its plea for concessionaire relief as airlines seek $50 billion U.S. bailout to survive coronavirus turbulence

A bipartisan coalition of governors and mayors from across the country joined with the entire U.S. aviation industry in a joint letter last Thursday to U.S. Congressional leaders in the Senate and House of Representatives urging the Administration and Congress to work swiftly to provide financial stability for the U.S. airline industry. The International Association […]

IATA: COVID-19 hits January passenger demand

Even though major travel restrictions in China did not begin until January 23, global passenger traffic in January delivered its slowest traffic growth in nearly a decade, reports the International Air Transport Association (IATA). Global passenger traffic for January 2020 climbed 2.4% com-pared to January 2019, reports IATA. This was down from 4.6% year-over-year growth […]

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