Category: Transportation

Philippine drivers rejected contract from Danish employer

Philippine drivers in Denmark have on 4 November rejected a contract from their criticized employer, because they find the pay increase too small. 26 Philippine drivers working for a subsidiary of the Danish carrier Kurt Beier have declined a new contract for a monthly salary of € 1.300 euro, according to Fagbladet 3F. The salary…

Electric car Polestar’s new headquarters in Sweden

Polestar, the new electric performance brand from the Volvo Car Group, inaugurated its new global headquarters in Gothenburg, Sweden. Strategically located on the Volvo Car Group campus, the new building and working environment supports cross-functional collaboration throughout Polestar and further strengthens cooperation between the Polestar brand and its parent company. The new headquarters building, which…

Nordic Night in Jakarta: embassies celebrated joint National Day 2018

The Embassies of the Nordic countries Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden jointly celebrated their National days for the fourth consecutive year on Thursday 18 October in Jakarta – this time in an evening atmosphere. The Nordic countries are on the forefront of renewable energy, sustainable waste management, Co2-neutral transportation and green cities. With this in…

Ramboll acquired Singaporean Smart Mobility company

Ramboll (a leading engineering, design and consultancy company founded in Denmark) has acquired Vertix Asia-Pacific Pte Ltd. (Vertix), a transport consultancy specialised in master planning, ITS solutions, and pedestrian modelling and simulation. Vertix, with its 15 technical consultants, has over the last eight years worked on more than 500 projects in Singapore and South East…

Chinese car company buys part of Danish Saxo Bank

The Chinese car company Geely bought a stake in Saxo Bank to strengthen the company’s ability to provide on-demand cars. China’s Zhejiang Geely Holding Group acquired a 52% stake in Saxo Bank from its founders and institutional investors on 14 September, according to Asia Nikkei Review. The purchase price was undisclosed, but the transaction values…

Norwegian plans to cut air route to Singapore

Norwegian plans to close their air route from London to Singapore in the beginning of 2019. The aircraft operator Norwegian will call off their air route from London-Gatwick airport to Singapore in January 2019, according to CHECK-IN.DK. The route was launched in 2017. According to Andreas Hjørnholm, communications for Norwegian in Denmark, the demand for…

China launches icebreaking vessel partly designed by Finnish company

China has launched its first home-made icebreaking vessel that is partly designed by a Finnish engineering company. China is ready to break the Arctic ice with a new icebreaking vessel called Xuelong 2, or Snow Dragon II, launched on 10 September, according to South China Morning Post. The vessel is designed together with Finnish engineering…

Greenland picks Denmark over China to upgrade airports

Greenland has chosen to partner with Denmark instead of China when upgrading two airports on the island. Greenland chose on 10 September to partner with Denmark in an upcoming upgrade of two national airports, according to metalsnews.com. China had also shown interest in the project, but the Danish government had expressed strong concerns about choosing…

Sweden and Myanmar collaborate to improve bus system in Yangon

Yangon Region Government and Sweden are working together on a project that will improve the bus system in the capitol of Myanmar. Chief Minister Phyo Min Thein and his senior officials met with a team of experts from the Swedish-Danish company Ramböll, which is the consulting company identified for the project. The project will define…