Cleveland Cascades LtdBühler GmbHSailors SocietyCoaltrans Virtual World Coal Leaders Network 2020TMS Awards 2020Telestack
  • China Coaltrans 2020
  • TBA Group
  • Vigan
  • Bühler GmbH
  • Telestack
  • The Wolfson Centre for Bulk Solids Handling Technology

Cargill donates disinfecting alcohol

Cargill donates disinfecting alcohol

(Posted on 26/03/20)

Cargill, one of Europe's largest alcohol producers, has donated a first batch of 60,000 liters of disinfecting alcohol to the health sector in the Netherlands. Through the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport (VWS) this will be distributed to hospitals and other healthcare institutions in the Netherlands where a shortage has arisen as a result of the COVID-19 crisis. Niels Maijers, Coordinator National Corona Taskforce on behalf of the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport: "This enables us to ensure the availability of surface disinfection.”

Since the rapid global spread of the COVID-19 virus, the demand for disinfecting alcohol - to sanitize surfaces - has increased dramatically, and many health institutions throughout Europe are facing imminent shortages. Last week Cargill decided to put its alcohol production in Europe at the service of this crisis and to make a first donation of 60,000 liters to the Dutch government. This disinfecting alcohol is produced by its employees at Cargill's Sas van Gent plant in Zeeland.

Last week a collaboration with the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport was set up. The filling of 60,000 liters of disinfecting alcohol will begin in the middle of this week. This will then be distributed across the healthcare sector to support hygiene.

Alain Dufait, Managing Director Cargill Europe: "Cargill not only supplies essential food ingredients for humans and animals, but also alcohol for the drink and health industry. Our people are working around the clock to keep our factories operating at full capacity across Europe. It's no easy task because at the same time, we're also strengthening our hygiene measures so that our people can do their jobs safely. We take our responsibility to continue to supply the food and health industry very seriously. In addition, we want to do our bit to help the government to optimally support and care for all sick patients. This will also enable medical staff to work more safely."

Latest News

Rio Tinto rings the changes

(Posted on 14/09/20)

Following the publication of the Board Review of Cultural Heritage Management (the Board Review), undertaken... Read more


Upfield and GrainCorp announce partnership

(Posted on 07/09/20)

Upfield, a global leader in plant-based nutrition, has entered into a long-term partnership withGrainCorp... Read more


NGFA launches second Harvest Safety Week

(Posted on 28/08/20)

The National Grain and Feed Association (NGFA) in the USA is launching its second-annual Harvest Safety... Read more


Economists expect US soy export growth

(Posted on 28/08/20)

One might question how COVID-19 and U.S. Soy exports are related. For many, this might be a far stretch... Read more


IBJ Webinar to launch on 16 September

(Posted on 26/08/20)

Launched in 1981, IBJ has an established track record of keeping the global bulk cargo handling and... Read more


WTO issues trade costs increase warning

(Posted on 17/08/20)

The World Trade Organization’s (WTO) Secretariat has published a new informational note warning... Read more


Fertilizer industry “deeply touched” by Beirut explosion

(Posted on 10/08/20)

Last week’s explosions at the port of Beirut have deeply touched the world’s fertilizer... Read more


Rio Tinto publishes Juukan Gorge submission

(Posted on 10/08/20)

Rio Tinto has reiterated its determination to ensure that the destruction of heritage sites of exceptional... Read more


US waterways bill commended

(Posted on 31/07/20)

The National Grain and Feed Association (NGFA) has commended the US Congress for passing by a unanimous... Read more


Rusal completes smelter transition

(Posted on 31/07/20)

RUSAL, a leading global aluminium producer, has announced that its Krasnoyarsk Aluminium Smelter (KrAZ... Read more


TBA GroupTOC EventsPort of Vancouver USAChina Coaltrans 2020The Wolfson Centre for Bulk Solids Handling Technology Port of Stockton
  • Port of Stockton
  • TMS Awards 2020
  • Coaltrans Virtual World Coal Leaders Network 2020
  • TOC Events

Subscribe to our newsletter

Keep up to date with the latest global news in bulk cargo handling and shipping