Category: Transportation

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…

Cathay Pacific to launch non-stop Copenhagen service

Cathay Pacific continues to grow Hong Kong’s connections to the world. From Summer 2018, the airline will launch pioneering non-stop routes linking Hong Kong with Copenhagen (as well as Brussels, Dublin) further strengthening the airline’s network and providing new trade and tourism opportunities between Asia and Europe. Cathay Pacific Chief Executive Officer Rupert Hogg said…

Air China to open Beijing-Copenhagen route

With the China-Denmark Tourism Year only just ended, another success has been secured. At the end of May, Air China is to open a route between Beijing and Copenhagen with four weekly services, Copenhagen Airports has announced. The many years of work to establish more routes and better air connections between China and Denmark are…

Successful car-sharing Volvo XC40 set for China launch

Delivery of the new car model XC40 to dealers started in January 2018, Volvo Cars’ first entry into the small premium SUV segment. Proving popular among car buyers, with global XC40 orders already exceeding 20,000 units at the end of the month. Following its successful introduction to European and American customers, the XC40 will launch…

Singapore test trials of Volvo autonomous electric buses

Volvo Buses and Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore have signed a cooperation agreement on a research and development program for autonomous electric buses, part of the Land Transport Authority of Singapore’s drive. Singapore and its LTA are recognized for their focus on public transport and deployment of autonomous vehicles in the effort to create…

Mattias Landgren, Swe Ministry of Enterprise, visited Singapore

Mattias Landgren, State Secretary for Infrastructure Affairs at the Ministry of Enterprise, visited Singapore on 4-6 December. The purpose of the visit was to promote Swedish interests in connection with the extensive infrastructure initiatives currently being implemented by Singapore or under planning, such as Tuas Mega Port, a fifth terminal at Changi Airport and the…

Nevs agrees with China’s DiDi on electrical vehicles

NEVS AB (the Swedish company who acquired the main assets of the Saab Automobile bankruptcy estates) and DiDi Chuxing, a leading Chinese mobile transportation platform, have formed a strategic partnership and finalized a number of steps towards an extensive cooperation. The formal signing took place in Trollhättan, Sweden in Late October, in presence of among…

Philippines-Sweden Airport Collaboration started

On 21-22 November the Embassy of Sweden and Business Sweden arranged the “Philippines-Sweden Airport Collaboration” delegation to Manila, headed by State Secretary Oscar Stenström. This activity is the start of a long-term partnership on airport development between our two countries, in line with the commitments that Swedish Minister for Enterprise and Innovation Mikael Damberg and…

Belt & Road initiative Nordic Beijing event held

On 30 November, held at the Westin hotel in Beijing, Finnish Business Council Beijing (FBCB) together with other Nordic chambers had an interesting event on infrastructure project financing in Belt & Road initiative. The speaker Dr. Jiang Hongbin (Director of Capital Project & Infrastructure (CP&I), PwC Beijing) introduced a closer look at the Belt &…

‘Smart Cities’ event arranged in Thailand by Sweden

Business Sweden and the Embassy of Sweden in Bangkok arranged a high level event on the topic Smart Cities in Thailand (held on 14-15 November). Workshops and roundtable discussions were organised in both Bangkok and Khon Kaen, resulting in fruitful discussions on the development of smart and sustainable cities in Thailand. H.E. Dr. Arkom Termpittayapaisith,…