John van den Berg is the new managing director of Dachser Ireland. He succeeds Albert Johnston, who retired. Van den Berg worked for a long time at Dachser in the Netherlands.
Unemployment in the eurozone declined slightly in February, reaching 7.3 percent. This is reported by the European statistics agency Eurostat. This brings unemployment to its lowest level since March 2008. In January, 7.4 percent of the European labour force was still unemployed.
Irish aviation authorities have authorized certain drone flights this week to deliver medicines to elderly and vulnerable people in the small Irish village of Moneygall, some 90 miles west of Dublin.
Oil and gas company Shell sees considerable uncertainty in the oil market due to the corona crisis and the consequences of a price war. Particularly in March, this had an impact on results, with a relatively modest impact in the first two months of this year, the group said.
As tourists left the country hotels are looking for another use of their accommodation facilities. As the nation braces for massive impact with corona virus hotels are changing to the improvised temporary hospitals and quarantine zones. Citywest complex is rapidly changing its hotel to 750-bed hospital. The conference hall becomes stepdown care for recovering patients.
China with its planed economy was able to mobilize every company to fend off the shortage of the personal protection items intended to use during the COVID-19 outbreak. As things seem to be getting better in China the excess of PPE (personal protective equipment) is shipped across the world. Airbus delivers four million face masks to Spain and France. Meanwhile the Irish national airline operator...
Aircraft maker Airbus has flown 4 million medical masks from China to Spain. The French company has organized an airlift between Europe and China to provide protective equipment for medical personnel.
Pope Francis – confronting a deserted square – has given his blessing to the city of Rome and the World from the steps in front of St. Peter’s cathedral. A unique event, because the urbi et orbi is usually reserved for a few specific occasions: at Christmas and Easter and just after the election of a new pope.