Category: Transportation

New Business Sweden frontier SEA markets report

‘Capture the growth of the frontier SEA markets’ Swedish companies can, and should, despite expected challenges, invest in the ‘frontier Southeast Asia markets’ – Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar. The business opportunities are there – especially within four sectors that Business Sweden (BuS) has pinpointed in its new ‘point of view’ report. In its report BuS’…

Major Swedish businesses to visit Vietnam

The Swedish Ambassador in Vietnam, Pereric Hogberg, announced to Vietnamese chairman of the Hanoi People’s Committee Nguyen Duc Chung, that several major Swedish businesses are planning to visit Vietnam in May. The goal of the visit is to offer assistance in developing Hanoi in terms of public transportation, smart city trends and sustainable growth –…

Maersk changes North Europe-Asia connections

Maersk introduces changes to its service connecting to enhance the reliability of one of the busiest stretches in the shipping industry. The changes are made to meet the need for a more reliable service, as the press release states: “Port congestions and weather conditions have, among other factors, traditionally impacted reliability on Asia-Europe services. Changes…

New direct flight route Shanghai – Stockholm with China Eastern

The number of long-haul flights from Stockholm Arlanda Airport continues to grow as China Eastern launches the first direct route between Stockholm and Shanghai on June 16 this summer. There is high demand for non-stop service to and from China, both among business and leisure travellers. Over the past decade, air traffic between China and…

Look out for the future in shipping

On Wednesday January 10th, DABS hosted a Shipping Outlook event to debate what’s in store for the industry in 2018. The evening’s two key speakers were Esben Poulsson, President of Singapore Shipping Association, and Rene Piil Pedersen, Managing Director at A.P. Moller Singapore. The top of the Danish shipping community in Singapore gathered at Maersk…

Cathay Pacific to launch non-stop Copenhagen service

Cathay Pacific continues to grow Hong Kong’s connections to the world. From Summer 2018, the airline will launch pioneering non-stop routes linking Hong Kong with Copenhagen (as well as Brussels, Dublin) further strengthening the airline’s network and providing new trade and tourism opportunities between Asia and Europe. Cathay Pacific Chief Executive Officer Rupert Hogg said…

Air China to open Beijing-Copenhagen route

With the China-Denmark Tourism Year only just ended, another success has been secured. At the end of May, Air China is to open a route between Beijing and Copenhagen with four weekly services, Copenhagen Airports has announced. The many years of work to establish more routes and better air connections between China and Denmark are…

Successful car-sharing Volvo XC40 set for China launch

Delivery of the new car model XC40 to dealers started in January 2018, Volvo Cars’ first entry into the small premium SUV segment. Proving popular among car buyers, with global XC40 orders already exceeding 20,000 units at the end of the month. Following its successful introduction to European and American customers, the XC40 will launch…

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…