Category: Transportation

Volvo to promote safer roads in Philippines

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The Swedish carmaker Volvo launches project in Philippines called Safe Roads for road safety. According to Carmudi Philippines, the program is part of Volvo’s vision of having no casualties or injured in new Volvos by 2020. The program involves raising road-safety awareness through visible road and traffic signage in Manila. The carmaker especially wishes to reach…

Chinese tour firms unwilling to pay Norwegian driver salaries

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Chinese tourists are happy to visit Norway and enjoy what the country has to offer except when it means paying for Norwegian services. According to Norwegian Aftenposten, when numerous Chinese and South Korean tourists are pouring out of buses, the license plates are more often than not foreign. The buses are more likely to be…

Thai Airways cancels flights between Stockholm and Phuket

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If you’re planning on flying from Stockholm to Phuket or vice versa with Thai Airways during your Christmas or Winter vacation you’ll have to find an alternative route. The airline has announced, that flights Stockholm – Phuket and Phuket – Bangkok – Stockholm, or TG963 and TG962 respectively, are cancelled from Thursday 5 December 2019…

Nordic perishable goods by train to China now possible: Saving up to 80 percent

Russia’s has removed restrictions on transportation of perishable products via train through Russia to third countries, e.g. China, which may bring big savings to the way for instance salmon from Norway will reach China. Norwegian salmon farmers could see their transport costs to Asia cut by 80%, following this change in Russian regulations. Same goes…

Finnair continues to grow its Asian traffic: Busan in Korea as a new destination in summer 2020

Finnair continues to grow its Asian operations and adds Busan in South Korea as a new destination in summer 2020. Finnair will be the first and only airline connecting Busan to Europe with a non-stop flight. In summer season 2020, Finnair will operate from Helsinki to Busan three times a week, on Mondays, Wednesdays and…

Swedish Embassy hosted “Smart Mobility Workshop” in Jakarta

On July 7, Embassy of Sweden in Jakarta organized “Smart Mobility Workshop” at the Swedish Residence in Jakarta. The guests attending included Ambassador of Sweden to Indonesia Marina Berg and Ambassador of Indonesia to Sweden Bagas Hapsoro. Both of them gave their opening speeches to inaugurate the event and welcome all participants from Indonesian government…

Scania signed a deal with Macau’s motor service provider

Swedish trucks and buses manufacturer Scania AB picked Xin Kang Hua Auto Parts & Motor Services Limited as its maintenance and repair dealership in Macau. The signing ceremony was held on June 24 at Grand Hyatt Macau where Scania Hong Kong Managing Director Carl-Fredrik Zachrisson, and the Chief Executive Officer of Xin Kang Heng Holdings…

Norwegian salmon brought to Wuhan for the first time by cargo plane

18 tonnes of Norwegian salmon transported by a cargo plane from Luxembourg, Boeing 747, arrived at Wuhan Tianhe International Airport on June 25, 2019. According to Xinhua, this was the first time that Norwegian salmon was sent to Wuhan, capital of central China’s Hubei Province through a cargo aircraft. Before that, there was only a…

Finnair will add three more flights to China’s new airport

On June 26, 2019, Finnair announced its plan to grow its operations in China by adding three weekly flights to new Beijing Daxing International Airport set to be the world’s biggest, according to Reuters. Located on the border of Beijing and Langfang, Hebei Province, Beijing Daxing International Airport is scheduled to open for operation by…

Swedish firm to supply Geely with its self-driving car software

Geely, China’s automotive company has awarded Zenuity, the joint venture between Swedish technology group Veoneer and Geely’s subsidiary Volvo Car, as its supplier for assisted and self-driving software. According to Reuters, Geely’s deal consisting of car brands namely Geely Auto, Volvo performance brand Polestar, subscription-based electric carmaker Lynk & Co and British sports car maker…