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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…

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…