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First ‘Arctic Frontiers Abroad Forum’ in Singapore

The Arctic Frontiers Abroad Forum was held in Singapore for the first time on 29 September 2017. Mr Sam Tan, Singapore’s Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Ministry of Manpower, delivered opening remarks at the forum titled ‘The Future of the Arctic: Geopolitical, Environmental and Business Perspectives’. Launched…

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…

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…

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…

Digitalizing Maritime Business Singapore-Finland discussion

Finland 100 and the city of Helsinki jointly put focus on digitalization in the maritime business on Wednesday 20 September, hosting an all-day event for stakeholders in the field. The aim of the event was to create new strategic partnerships between Finland and Singapore to take advantage of the new digital opportunities in the industry.…

A.P. Møller to acquire Maersk Tankers

A.P. Møller – Mærsk A/S [A.P. Moller – Maersk] has signed an agreement on 20 September to sell Maersk Tankers A/S [Maersk Tankers] to APMH Invest A/S, a subsidiary of A.P. Moller Holding A/S [A.P. Moller Holding] for USD 1,171 mill. in an all-cash transaction. The transaction entails a market upside provision regulating total payment…

Finland and Helsinki comes to Singapore

– Brings huge delegation, hosting a range of events As Finland celebrates 100 years as an independent nation in 2017 the Nordic country is strongly stepping up cooperation and partnerships between stakeholders in Singapore and Finland. Connecting people and fostering collaboration opportunities via more than 60 events throughout 2017 the effort will be at its…

Denmark to abolish ship registration fee

The Danish government proposes removing the ship registration fee on merchant ships to boost the growth of vessels waving the Danish flag. On 30 august 2017 the Danish government submitted its plan as part of its intensions to boost the Danish Economy. Moreover, the Danish shipping companies are pleased with this proposal. “Today, it can…

Blue Ocean Robotics arrives to Asia via Singapore JV

Blue Ocean Robotics (Denmark) on 14 August announced the opening of Blue Ocean Robotics SEA (Southeast Asia) with base in Singapore, where the needs of a rapidly ageing society and a focused political initiative on market development, are driving demand for robotics. The establishment is motivated by the government’s earmarked budget of SGD 450 million…

Indonesia starts offshore aquaculture inspired by Norway

Inspired by the Norwegian fishermen, three pilot sites of offshore aquaculture have been launched to breed the Barramundi and Sea Bass fishes in Aceh and Central Java provinces, an official from the Fishery and Maritime Ministry announced on Tuesday 29 August 2017. Beginning in 2017, the developing of the offshore aquaculture in Sabang, Aceh province,…