Category: Transportation

Singapore test trials of Volvo autonomous electric buses

Volvo Buses and Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore have signed a cooperation agreement on a research and development program for autonomous electric buses, part of the Land Transport Authority of Singapore’s drive. Singapore and its LTA are recognized for their focus on public transport and deployment of autonomous vehicles in the effort to create…

Mattias Landgren, Swe Ministry of Enterprise, visited Singapore

Mattias Landgren, State Secretary for Infrastructure Affairs at the Ministry of Enterprise, visited Singapore on 4-6 December. The purpose of the visit was to promote Swedish interests in connection with the extensive infrastructure initiatives currently being implemented by Singapore or under planning, such as Tuas Mega Port, a fifth terminal at Changi Airport and the…

Nevs agrees with China’s DiDi on electrical vehicles

NEVS AB (the Swedish company who acquired the main assets of the Saab Automobile bankruptcy estates) and DiDi Chuxing, a leading Chinese mobile transportation platform, have formed a strategic partnership and finalized a number of steps towards an extensive cooperation. The formal signing took place in Trollhättan, Sweden in Late October, in presence of among…

Philippines-Sweden Airport Collaboration started

On 21-22 November the Embassy of Sweden and Business Sweden arranged the “Philippines-Sweden Airport Collaboration” delegation to Manila, headed by State Secretary Oscar Stenström. This activity is the start of a long-term partnership on airport development between our two countries, in line with the commitments that Swedish Minister for Enterprise and Innovation Mikael Damberg and…

Belt & Road initiative Nordic Beijing event held

On 30 November, held at the Westin hotel in Beijing, Finnish Business Council Beijing (FBCB) together with other Nordic chambers had an interesting event on infrastructure project financing in Belt & Road initiative. The speaker Dr. Jiang Hongbin (Director of Capital Project & Infrastructure (CP&I), PwC Beijing) introduced a closer look at the Belt &…

‘Smart Cities’ event arranged in Thailand by Sweden

Business Sweden and the Embassy of Sweden in Bangkok arranged a high level event on the topic Smart Cities in Thailand (held on 14-15 November). Workshops and roundtable discussions were organised in both Bangkok and Khon Kaen, resulting in fruitful discussions on the development of smart and sustainable cities in Thailand. H.E. Dr. Arkom Termpittayapaisith,…

Volvo Cars, Geely launch new car brand: Polestar

Volvo Cars, the premium car maker of Sweden, and its Chinese owner Geely Holding has announce they will jointly invest RMB 5 billion (EUR 640 million) in a new standalone electric performance brand called Polestar. This initial investment will support the initial phase of Polestar’s product, brand and industrial development to become a fully consolidated…

Hong Kong airport Saab solution trials commenced

Defence and security company Saab announced in September that Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) commenced successful operational trials of Saab’s Aerobahn Airport Collaborative Decision Making (A-CDM) solution. Saab is a global, leading partner and provider of proven ATM solutions and services. The installation includes the A-CDM Milestone Manager, pre-departure sequencer and mobile applications, all part…

One year anniversary for Finnair’s A350 Helsinki – Singapore route

Finnair has celebrated their first anniversary of the A350 service between Helsinki, Finland and Singapore. “With pride, Finnair has been flying high with the great aircraft for the comfort of our passengers!” wrote General Manager Nick Naung Naung at Finnair in Singapore. Heralding a new and exciting chapter in Finnair’s 92 year history the Finnair…

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…