Latest Scandinavian Maritime News

NordCham Philippines co-organised Maritime Forum

NordCham Philippines, in partnership with the Dutch Chamber of Commerce in the Philippines, German-Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the EU-Philippines Business Network, and the Philippines Norway Business Council organised the Maritime Forum at Sofitel Philippine Plaza hotel on June 7, 2018. The Maritime Forum gathered 150 participants bringing together C-level executives, government officials, maritime…

Wärtsilä Singapore, NUS to boost maritime, energy start-up ecosystem

Wärtsilä, the Finnish smart technologies and complete marine and energy lifecycle solutions provider, collaborates with PIER71 in strengthening the maritime start-up ecosystem. PIER71 is an industry-wide acceleration programme setup by Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) and the entrepreneurial arm of the National University of Singapore, NUS Enterprise, in support of the Sea Transport…

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…