Category: Transportation

Phuket closed land and sea borders and soon also air border

Thailand’s popular seaside resort island of Phuket has closed all land and sea entry and exit points until 30 April to limit the spread of COVID-19. Phakaphong Tavipatana, Phuket Governor said a ban on air travel will start on 10 April 2020. Phuket attracts many foreign tourists whose travel plans have been disrupted by the…

Stranded travelers in Laos can apply for stay-permits

Laos Immigration Department announced that foreigners and stateless people who can not leave Laos due to temporary closure of all borders, are able to request visa extensions,on 25 March 2020. According to  daily Vientiane Times report on 27 March 2020, stay-permits has to be extended for another month directly with the Department of Immigration in…

Scania South East Asia signed Ecolution Partnership Program with Politeknik Sandakan Sabah

Director of Politeknik Sandakan Sabah, Mr. Tajul Ariffin Mohamed Arif signed an agreement with Mr. Tom Kuiphuis, the Pre-Sales Director of Scania Southeast Asia on 14 March 2020, which makes Politeknik Sandakan Sabah (PSS) became the first Educational Institution of Higher Learning in Malaysia to sign the Scania Ecolution Partnership Agreement. PSS was established in…

Finnish fiber glass manufacturer supplies China electric buses for green initiative

Finland-based Exel Composites has supplied Chinese bus and coach manufacturer Yutong with fiberglass profiles for 33 electric buses which have been delivered to Helsinki, Finland. The introduction of the electric buses is part of the country’s goal to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by five million kilograms a year. Exel designs and manufactures large and complex…

Finnair launched Chinese new year amenity kit

Finnish design company Marimekko has traded the airline’s blue colour scheme for a red and gold jacquard pattern to a special edition amenity kit for Chinese New Year. The kit will be available to business class passengers from 20 January until 9 February 2020, on routes to Greater China, including Hong Kong and Singapore. The…

Philippines volcano eruption: Airports suspend flight operations

Taal Volcano in Batangas province south of Manila that draws tourists for its picturesque setting in a lake erupted with a massive plume of ash and steam on 12th January 2020. The eruption prompted the evacuation of tens of thousands of people and forced Manila’s international airport to shut down. Taal locates 66 kilometers south…

First cargo train bringing Norwegian salmon to China is set to make maiden trip in 2020

The first cargo train loaded with Norwegian salmon is expected to depart Narvik for China early next year, the Norwegian Jernbanemagasinet reports. Thanks to new transport technology, the salmon will still be fresh when it arrives in Xi’an about 10 days after leaving Narvik. Narvik is the northernmost cargo railway station on the coast of…

Swedish ambassador met with Mayor of Cuezon

The Swedish Ambassador to Philippines, H.E. Harald Fries paid a courtesy call to Mayor Joy Belmonte of Quezon City Government on 20th December 2019. The meeting was to discussed common priorities such as environmental sustainability, business development, and human rights as well as potential areas of collaboration like urban mass transportation and women empowerment.  

Chinese developed self driving vehicle is currently on the test run on public roads in Sweden

The Swedish Transport Agency recently approved the permit application filed by Chinese’s T Engineering AB for testing autonomous vehicles (self drive)  on public roads in Sweden. With the approval, T Engineering becomes  the first Chinese company to get the approval in Europe and one of five companies in Sweden to have the permission for autonomous…

Singapore company leases new environmentally friendly aircrafts to Braathens Regional Airways

Singapore aircraft leasing company, Avation has taken out a green loan from Deutsche Bank to finance its purchase of an ATR 72-600 plane. Aviation will then lease it out to the Norwegian owned Swedish’s airline, Braathens Regional Airways (BRA), Mr Jeff Chatfield, Avation executive chairman told Business Times on 19th December 2019. The plane is…