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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…

Nils Nordh: shipping executive, World Amateur Golfers’ Chairman & CEO

Few people cleverly match business with pleasure as does expat Dato’ Nils Nordh. This well-known Swede (not least in Malaysia where he is the only Swedish person holding the Malay state title Dato’ awarded by the Sultan of Pahang) has previously worked for Star Cruises in Malaysia, and been Chairman and CEO of World Amateur…

Finnish firm joined Chinese deep-sea research project

The Chinese scientific research company Rainbowfish Deepsea Equipment & Technology Co., Ltd. will construct a deep-sea research vessel, where Finnish foundry Tevo Lokomo Ltd. has joined the project. One of the goals of the project is to explore further down into the Marianas Trench – towards a point that has been measured to be the…

Norway-Asia Business Summit 2018 in Singapore

The Norwegian Business Association Singapore has announced the seventh edition of the Norway-Asia Business Summit to take place in Singapore 16-18 April 2018. The Norway-Asia Business Summit has, since its start in 1998, evolved into a meeting place for Norwegian industry in the region, with strong support by the Norwegian government and the diplomatic missions…

Esben Poulsson is proud to be in shipping

At age 17, Esben Poulsson crossed the Pacific Ocean, working on a Columbus Line vessel in the summer of 1966. Now, he has more than 45 years of experience in the shipping business and holds 6 non-executive directorships and leading roles in two maritime associations. The industry is facing big changes but Mr. Poulsson does…