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A new Danish shipping line between Denmark and Thailand was established 124 years ago

The Embassy of Denmark celebrates 400 years of Denmark and Thailand relations by shining a light on Hans Niels Andersen who was not only a Danish shipping magnate, businessman, diplomat but also the founder of the East Asiatic Company. The Embassy writes: ON THIS DAY: 27 March 1897 On this day visionary plans for creating…

Norway for the first time sells more electric cars than conventional

Recently, Norway’s car market experienced a major milestone. EV sales surpassed conventional combustion engine-driven vehicle sales for the first time. It was a first not only for Norway but for the modern world because it was the first time that it happened in any country on this planet. It is assumed that many other countries,…

Shortage of chips halts Volvo Cars production in China and the US

A global shortage of semiconductor chips halts and adjusts the Swedish carmaker Volvo Cars production in China and the United States for parts of March, Reuters reports. Volvo Cars which is owned by China’s Geely Holding said in an email statement, “We expect the situation to become critical during the second quarter and have therefore…

Danish Seamen’s Church HK delivers books to the maritime library

The Danish Seamen’s Church in Hong Kong happily delivered books and newspapers to the big container vessel SVENDBORG MÆRSK when it recently docked in Hong Kong. The Danish Seamen’s Church in Hong Kong had received a request for Danish and English books from the ship’s captain, a request they were more than pleased to fulfill.…

Thailand is the second unsafest country in the world to drive in

  It’s estimated that two persons are killed and approximately forty people are injured every minute on roads around the world so in which parts of the world are you most likely to be involved in an accident? To answer this question and to reveal the world’s safest and unsafest countries to drive in, Zutobi…

Volvo Venture Capital invested unspecified amount in EV charging software company Driivz

Volvo Group Venture Capital AB has invested in Driivz Ltd., a leading global EV charging software company which has developed a platform for managing large charging networks for electric vehicles from end-to-end. The Driivz platform functions as an operating system for electric vehicle (EV) charging networks and is used by the operators of charging points,…

Norway tighten entry restriction to limit the risk of imported infections

Government of Norway announced on 15 March 2021: In order to limit the risk of infections imported from abroad, the government further tightened non-Norwegian citizens’ entitlement to enter Norway. Read more here: As Easter holiday is fast approaching, the Government has also announced a series of recommendations on how to enjoy the holidays in a…

SG-Sweden experts will discuss ‘The future of electric mobility’ on 17 March

12 March 2021 – Are you curious on how we are able to change #transportation landscapes by adopting electric mobility? Join SGInnovate and Embassy of Sweden in Singapore as they bring together speakers from the transport field who will discuss the future of electric mobility and the synergies and differences between overseas markets. Programme: 4:00pm…

Finland extends entry restriction until 17 April

The Government of Finland has decided to extend the restrictions on entry into the country until 17 April 2021. An announcement read: The COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread, and there are no adequate measures available yet to replace the restrictions. For this reason, and to curb the spread of COVID-19 variants, both internal border controls…

Philippines built Fjord FSTR sets sail from Cebu to Hirtshals, Denmark

A Danish-commissioned high-speed ferry, Fjord FSTR, sets sail from Cebu to Hirtshals, Denmark on 5 March 2021. Fjord Line, a Danish shipping company, commissioned Austal Philippines to build the 109-meter catamaran ferry which can accommodate 1,200 passengers and over 400 cars. The launch of the vessel coincides with the 75th anniversary of Philippine-Denmark diplomatic relations.…