Category: News

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…

Historical Thai-Danish house for sale in Ebeltoft, Denmark

In Ebeltoft, a romantic town near Randers and Arhus in Denmark, a house carries the intriguing name “Lille Siam” or in English “Little Siam”. And yes, indeed it has a story to tell! But what brings focus on this house to day is, that the current owner – Palle Havmoeller, the half-Thai-half-Danish son of Rasmus…

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…

Ex-Finnish PM Esko Aho’s speech in Hanoi

Finland’s former Prime Minister Esko Aho’s held a presentation in Hanoi on September 18 about Finland’s experience in economic development based on innovation. As part of the Vietnam-Finland Innovation Partnership Programme Phase 2 to improve the capacity of Vietnamese policymakers, the event was a follow-up to a presentation made by Professor Goran Roos in late…

Gitta Hägg-Lundvall new FinnCham Executive Director

On 21 September 2017 Gitta Hägg-Lundvall started here new job as the Executive Director for FinnCham in Hong Kong. A few years ago she was a trainee and now she has returned! Gitta is a sales and marketing professional with a strong background in luxury retail and experience also from the education and music sectors…

Norwegian named ‘Airline of the Year’

Norwegian has been awarded ‘Airline of the Year’ at the 2017 CAPA Aviation Awards for Excellence during the CAPA Global Aviation & Corporate Travel Summit in London. “It’s an honor to collect the award for CAPA Airline of the Year on behalf of Norwegian,” Bjørn Kjos, CEO, Norwegian, said. “This achievement underpins the hard-work and…

FinnCham Hong Kong’s Annual Crayfish Party

FinnCham Annual Crayfish Party 2017 took place on 23 September at the Finnish favourite restaurant FINDS. Guests feasted on crayfish and other Finnish delicacies. The Crayfish Party is the perfect opportunity to showcase Finnish culture and summer time traditions to your friends and colleagues. Guest enjoyed an evening full of crayfish, delicious food and drinks…