Joakim Persson, Managing Editor ScandAsia

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Norway-Singapore Maritime Digitalisation Forum 2017

On 14 November Innovation Norway and Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore are jointly organising the ‘Norway-Singapore Maritime Digitalisation Forum 2017’ The maritime industry is facing up to a new world where digitalisation is embracing the world and creating unparalleled opportunity for development and innovation. Industry 4.0 concepts plus the evolution and advancement of existing…

Nordic Crayfish Party 2017

NordCham Philippines extends their deepest gratitude to their sponsors for supporting the Crayfish Party 2017, which was held last September 16, 2017 at Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila.   NordCham’s biggest charity event, Crayfish Party 2017, was made possible with the support of the following sponsors: Co-Presenter: Volvo; Gold Sponsors: Belle Corp, Cricket, Jotun, Via.com Silver…

Swedish Dads and Singaporean Dads expo

In mid October the Embassy of Sweden, Singapore in partnership with the Swedish Institute and IKEA launched ‘Swedish Dads and Singaporean Dads’ a photo exhibition at the art gallery the DECK. The photo exhibition was inaugurated by HE Håkan Jevrell. A panel discussion was held in connection to the opening on the topic of ‘Parental…

Finnish design firms in Shanghai relocated

Two visionary and internationally recognised companies of Finnish design and architecture, PES-Architects and Avarte Shanghai Showroom have relocated to a joint studio space in Shanghai’s Yangpu District. To celebrate the opening of the new studio, and in the spirit of the 100th anniversary of the Republic of Finland, Founding Partner of PES-Architects, Professor Pekka Salminen…

Danish freight company Damco opened in Cambodia

Damco’s expertise is not just freight movements, but the entire sequence of interdependent connections that make goods visible and available wherever, whenever. With that in mind, Damco on 5 October inaugurated a new office on in VTrust Tower, Bak Touk, Phnom Penh, for increased customer service. The opening ceremony was presided over by the Guest…

Kalmar Cranes contract in Thailand

On 4 October Kalmar, part of Cargotec, signed a contract with BMT Pacific Limited for an order of four Kalmar SmartPower Rubber-Tyred Gantry (RTG) Cranes. The new Kalmar machines will serve BMT Pacific’s solely owned river terminal in Chao Phraya River, located at the most important waterway in Central Thailand. The order will boost the…

Cargotec’s MacGregor sets up Singapore head office

Cargotec Corporation (listed on Nasdaq Helsinki, Finland) announced on 29 September that its subsidiary MacGregor is establishing its Head office in Singapore. This ends a period of more than three years where MacGregor has operated with a virtual head office. In line with MacGregor’s strategy execution the company wants to strengthen its local presence in…

Swedish peace building strategy planning in Myanmar

Swedish Peace and Arbitration Society (SPAS) and their partners gathered in Yangon for five days of intense planning and strategizing for peace building in Myanmar in mid September. Anna Åkerlund, First Secretary at the Section Office, Embassy of Sweden section office Yangon, visited them on one of their last days. She congratulated participants for work…

Ground breaking ceremonies in China for Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects

CaoHeJing Guigu Creative Headquarters, Shanghai Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects’ design for the new CaoHeJing Guigu Creative Headquarters in Shanghai broke ground on Monday 18th September. Developed by government-backed CaoHeJing Hi-Tech Park, the project is aimed as CaoHeJing’s platform for innovation. The new Centre will support and nurture high-tech firms, and connect local and overseas university…

Denmark shared clean energy transition insights at ConEx

On 13 September Denmark’s new Ambassador Rasmus A. Kristensen gave a presentation in a high level plenary on renewable energy and energy security at the EBTKE ConEx 2017 conference. The Minister of Bappenas, the Deputy Executive Director of IEA, the US Ambassador to Indonesia, the Vice Chairman of Kadin, the Country Manager of IFC Indonesia…