Latest Scandinavian Maritime News

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,…

Norwegian SalMar received ‘Ocean Farm 1’ from China

The Norwegian fish farm company SalMar just received ‘Ocean farm 1’ from China and now sees big potential for offshore expansion. Salmon farmers are venturing offshore to overcome production constraints caused by limits on coastal fishing licenses. Bard Skjelstad, head of biology for Norway’s SalMar, said. The company is deploying Ocean Farm 1, an offshore…

Norwegian Ambassador attends completion ceremony

H.E. Ambassador Mr. Kjetil Paulsen, Royal Norwegian Embassy, Bangkok, attended on Thursday 27th of July 2017 the completion ceremony for the Main Support Frame (MSF) module of the Johan Sverdrup drilling platform, in Laem Chabang. The ceremony marked the end of a two-year long project between Aibel Thailand and Statoil, which ended with the successful,…

Norway and Vietnam signs agreement for better safety at sea

Vietnam Hydrographic Office, VHO, and the Norwegian Mapping Authority Hydrographic Service, NHS, signed a cooperation agreement on Monday 19 June 2017. The agreement marks an important step in international cooperation on navigational charts and for safety at sea, as well as a new milestone in the expanding links between Norway and Vietnam. Siren Gjerme Eriksen…

Maritime consultation meeting between Denmark and China

The Danish Maritime Authority and the Chinese Bureau of Water Transport held a maritime consultation meeting on Wednesday 14 June 2017.  The Danish Maritime Authority and the Chinese Bureau of Water Transport under the Chinese Ministry of Transport exchanged views on the two countries’ cooperation in the maritime field as well as on the general…

Maritime HR Luncheon held in Manila

NordCham Philippines, together with the EU-Philippines Business Network, German-Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Philippines Norway Business Council, and Leechiu Property Consultants held the Maritime HR Luncheon on 1 June. With the theme: ‘The role of onshore organization to the success of Seafarers and Crewing managers’; the event gathered European and Philippine maritime sector executives,…