Latest Scandinavian Maritime News

Finnish ‘Pemecah Es Snow’ children book series now available in Bahasa Indonesia

On 7 October 2020, the Embassy of Finland in Jakarta introduced Teemu Leppälä, a professional sea captain and icebreaker operator. After a tough night shift on an icebreaker in icy arctic waters he decided to convey his experiences into children’s books. The first three adventures of “Pemecah Es Snow” are now available in Bahasa Indonesia.…

Norwegian Prime Minister reminds of seafarers conditions during Covid-19

Norway’s Prime Minister Erna Solberg has warned of a humanitarian and trade crisis if the roughly 800,000 seafarers stranded around the globe due to the coronavirus pandemic are not offered similar protections and rights as other essential workers. Please read the full story here

Norway declares its priorities at the UN General Assembly

During the recent UN General Assembly in early October 2020, Norway highlighted the following priority areas: •Lay the groundwork for Norway’s membership of the UN Security Council, Be at the forefront of efforts to promote disarmament. •Promote binding international cooperation and safeguard the multilateral system. •Strengthen the UN’s capacity to prevent and resolve conflicts. •Promote…

Norwegian Powerzeek opens office in Singapore

The Nordic Innovation House Singapore introduced their member who just recently established their office in Singapore, on 18 September 2020. Powerzeek is a platform company providing an independent online marketplace for cleaner maritime fuels. Through the Powerzeek Energy Platform, shipping companies can source cleaner fuel with the required quality and at the best price. Likewise,…

EU-Indonesia Cooperation 2020 publication launched

On 17 September 2020, The European Deligations in Indonesia held a virtual launch of “EU-Indonesia Cooperation Publication 2020” by Indonesian’s Minister for National Development Planning (Bappenas) Suharso Monoarfa & EU Ambassador H.E.Vincent Piket. Access the publication: 🔗Online format 🔗PDF format As well as EU-Indonesia reaffirm commitment to Green Growth. @DubesUniEropa is joined by insightful panellists…

Hong Kong Yatch Club tackles marine litter with the help of Seabin Project

Plastic waste in the world’s seas is one of the most alarming indicators that we need to re-think the ways we use and recycle plastics A Hong Kong yacht club is now tackling the problem with the help of Seabin (The Seabin Project), which is a floating waste bin that can collect rubbish from the…

Diplomatic Academy Vietnam hosted an event on Sustainable Maritime Development

The EU ambassador H.E.Giorgio Aliberti, together with Mr Dinh Toan Thang, Director General of Europe Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs kicked off a dialogue on Sustainable Maritime Development,on 19 August 2020. Attended to the events were experts from Vietnam and EU, including policy makers, scientists and practitioners. The purpose was to share perspectives, policies and…

Wärtsilä published experts advice on how Covid-19 may improve shipping industry

Wärtsilä published an opinion article on how technology may improve efficiency in shipping industry during Covid-19 pandemic recovery Find out more about how the industry is adapting here.

Philippines embassy welcomes 2nd group of Filipino seafarers to Denmark

The Ambassador of Philippines to Denmark H.E. Leo M. Herrera-Lim welcomes the second group of 167 Filipino seafarers in Denmark on 13 August 2020. This follows the first batch of 190 seafarers who arrived in the country on 4 August 2020. The Philippine Embassy acknowledges the crucial role of Filipino seafarers in world trade and…

Finnish Deputy Consul General attended a maritime industry event in Shanghai

A Finnish Maritime event was held at FinChi (Finland-China Innovation Center) in Shanghai, with 17 companies participating physically and more than 60 participants online, on 14 August 2020. At the event, current issues and trends of the maritime industry was discussed, especially the impact of Covid-19. The Finnish Deputy Consul General Elina Rimppi also attended…