Latest Scandinavian Maritime News

Norwegian Minister of Fisheries to visit China once again

The Norwegian Minister of Fisheries, Per Sandberg, is due to pay a visit to China once again. “China is an important market for Norwegian seafood. Meanwhile it is an enormous potential for further development of the seafood trade,” Per Sandberg said in a press release. During the visit the Minister will have political talks with…

Norway, Singapore, Philippines to cooporate on green shipping

On the 26th-27th of April, Norway, Singapore, Germany and the Philippines will host the conference Green Shipping. Blue Business. Moving Forward Together. The conference will deal with the topics of green shipping. The creators of the event describes it as “an opportunity for authorities, businesses and organisations from all ASEM countries to exchange practical experience,…

Norwegian company to supply Malaysia with Naval Strike Missiles

The Norwegian company Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace AS has landed a large deal with the Royal Malaysian Navy to deliver Naval Strike Missiles (NSM) with a worth of $153 million, according to Xinhuanet. The contract was signed on April 18th and is a follow-up agreement on an order from 2015, where Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace…

Norway-Asia Business Summit 2018 details

The Norwegian Business Association in Singapore presents the seventh edition of the Norway-Asia Business Summit (NABS), taking place 16-18 April in Singapore. The summit will explore how to navigate the geo-political landscape in Asia; discuss how to succeed in the time of digitalisation; provide insights on advanced manufacturing, blockchain technologies, white spaces and unicorns; and…

Maersk changes North Europe-Asia connections

Maersk introduces changes to its service connecting to enhance the reliability of one of the busiest stretches in the shipping industry. The changes are made to meet the need for a more reliable service, as the press release states: “Port congestions and weather conditions have, among other factors, traditionally impacted reliability on Asia-Europe services. Changes…

Alibaba seeks links with seafood in Norway

One of the key goals for the Norwegian Deputy Minister of Fisheries, Roy Angelvik, is to establish the free trade agreement between Norway and China. And this may happen at a very convenient moment, because, according to Undercurrent News Chinas largest ecommerce company, Alibaba, is looking make links with the seafood industry – something that…

Indonesian protectionist shipping bill critizised by organizations

In a time of free trade talks with the EU, it is not suitable for Indonesia to impose protectionist laws upon their shipping industry. That’s how the shipping industry responded to a new bill presented by the Indonesian government. The bill basically dictates that some types of commodities can only be shipped by Indonesian maritime…

Look out for the future in shipping

On Wednesday January 10th, DABS hosted a Shipping Outlook event to debate what’s in store for the industry in 2018. The evening’s two key speakers were Esben Poulsson, President of Singapore Shipping Association, and Rene Piil Pedersen, Managing Director at A.P. Moller Singapore. The top of the Danish shipping community in Singapore gathered at Maersk…

DABS members invited to visit oil rig

DABS Sponsor MAERSK Singapore invites members (only!) to a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to visit an oil drilling rig – conveniently located in Singapore. Maersk Drilling currently has one of their jack up rigs, Maersk Completer placed at KeppelFels and has invited DABS to come and see it. When a drilling rig is in operation it is typically located…