Latest Scandinavian Maritime News

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…

Norway’s Ambassador visited Terengganu, Malaysia

Gunn Jorid, Ambassador of Norway to Malaysia, paid a visit to Terengganu, Malaysia where she met Dr. Ahmad Samsuri Mokhta, the head of government in the Malaysian state of Terengganu, and gave a presentation at the UMT – Universiti Malaysia Terengganu. On the first day of her visit, the Ambassador met Dr. Ahmad Samsuri Mokhta.…

European Parliament says yes to the EU-Singapore agreement

The European Parliament has approved three keys of the EU-Singapore agreement which are EU-Singapore Free trade Agreement (EUFSTA), EU-Singapore Investment Protection Agreement (EUSIPA) and EU-Singapore Partnership and Cooperation Agreement (ESPCA). According to European Commission’s Press release on 13 February 2019, this approval is considered as a “historical moment” because it is the first bilateral trade…

Wärtsilä launched Acceleration Centre in Singapore

On 16 October the Finnish technology group Wärtsilä has opened its Acceleration Centre in Singapore. This purpose-built centre promotes innovation and collaboration with industry, academia, and local partners to strengthen and develop Singapore’s maritime ecosystem. The opening marks a key milestone following the agreement signed between Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) and Wärtsilä…

Potential Vietnam-Norway cooperation on rest raw material

The first Vietnam – Norway business summit on marine rest raw material processing that can lead to cooperation between the two countries took place in Vietnam on 14 November. The business summit brought nine Norwegian companies in the marine processing industry, Vietnam’s Directorate of Fisheries, Ministry of Science and Technology, Nha Trang University, Vinh Hoan…

Singaporean company to fabricate marine equipment for the Nordics

Singaporean Sembcorp Marine has won two contracts to deliver equipment to Norwegian and Danish companies. Sembcorp Marine will design and construct three identical plug-in battery-powered ferries for Norwegian Norled AS. The three ferries will be delivered in the fourth quarter of 2020. “Sembcorp Marine’s project with Norled marks our entry into the ropax ferry design…

Norwegian oil company wins order in China

Norwegian company Aker Solutions has on 23 October 2018 won an order to provide China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC) with products for a new underwater gas field in China. Aker Solutions will provide CNOOC with subsea production system and umbilicals for CNOOC’s upcoming Lingshui 17-2 gas field. The order is worth NOK1.7 billion ($205…

Norwegian vessel arrived at final stop in Thailand

The Norwegian research vessel Dr. Fridtjof Nansen arrived at its final destination in Phuket, Thailand on 29 September. Phuket is the final stop on the vessel’s 2018 Africa-Asia tour, and its arrival was marked by a port call event. Chargé d’affaires a.i. Tor Haug was present at the event together with representatives from the Thai…