Latest Scandinavian Maritime News

Norwegian offshore service company announced their closure

Swire Pacific Offshore (SPO), a Norwegian offshore service company, has announced that by February 2020 it will be closing its wholly owned subsea services subsidiary, Swire Seabed AS as a result of the effects of the prolonged industry downturn. After that, the operation will be relocated to its Singapore office. The inspection, maintenance and repair…

Finland and Singapore to collaborate on smart technology for the marine sector

The technology group Wärtsilä and Singapore’s PSA Marine have agreed to collaborate in the creation of smart technologies for the marine sector.The signing ceremony was attended by Finland’s Minister of Economic Affairs, the Finnish Ambassador to Singapore, the Singapore Ambassador to Finland, and top executives from both Wärtsilä and PSA Marine.The Letter of Intent was…

An ocean of solutions to plastic pollution at SEA circular conference

On Thursday 14 November 2019, the SEA of Solutions was wrapped up after four days of discussing how to combat plastic waste at the United Nations’ Conference Center in Bangkok. The conference was hosted by the United Nations Environment Programme and the Coordinating Body on the Seas of East Asia, COBSEA. Through the initiative SEA…

Norwegian ships will continue hiring seafarers from the Philippines

Mr. Harald Solberg, chief executive officer of the Norwegian Shipowners’ Association (NSA), says the Norwegian shipowners will continue to hire seafarers from the Philippines. Mr. Solberg expressed his optimism in an interview with the Philippines TV Channel ANC which is also available on Youtube. But don’t expect a boost in hiring anytime soon, he added.…

Norwegian engineering specialist providing new system for clean marine in Singapore and Indonesia

FMSI Norway-based Clean Marine and Indonesian engineering specialist announced that the companies agreed to cooperate to create a leading provider of exhaust gas cleaning systems. “We are pleased to announce the contemplated merger on the eve of IMO 2020 coming into effect,” said Nils Høy-Petersen, CEO of Clean Marine.  “The transaction will provide additional scale…

Odfjell sells share in Jiangyin terminal in China

Norwegian shipping and tank terminal company Odfjell SE has finalized the sale of its indirect 55% equity stake in Odfjell Terminals Jiangyin (OTJ), China,  to Yangzijiang Shipbuilding (Holdings) Ltd. for a price of approximately USD 46 million. The transaction will result in a capital gain expected to be booked in 3Q, and net proceeds to…

Sigríður Ásdís Snævarr: Iceland’s new ambassador to Singapore

In May Iceland’s fourth ambassador to Singapore, H.E. Sigríður Ásdís Snævarr, handed over her credentials. This was also the fourth trip ever to the Southeast Asian hub by this very experienced diplomat. “We are now celebrating our twentieth anniversary of diplomatic relations,” the ambassador tells ScandAsia, while in Singapore. Her return, versus the first visit…

Wärtsilä to power Chinese oilfield company

Wärtsilä, Finland’s source provider specializing in marine and energy, announced on May 13, 2019 that it has been awarded a contract by Oilfield Services Co Ltd (COSL), a Chinese oilfield service provider, to provide 40 generating sets for 12 new Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) fuelled platform supply vessels (PSV). Wärtsilä’s new PSV will mark the…

Maritime meeting between China and Denmark

The Danish Maritime Authority had a maritime dialogue meeting with the Chinese Ministry of Transport in Guangzhou, China, on April 29-30, 2019. Since 2010, the meeting between the Danish Maritime Authority and the Chinese Ministry of Transport, including the Bureau of Water Transport would be held once every year and this two-days meeting was the…