Category: Transportation

One year anniversary for Finnair’s A350 Helsinki – Singapore route

Finnair has celebrated their first anniversary of the A350 service between Helsinki, Finland and Singapore. “With pride, Finnair has been flying high with the great aircraft for the comfort of our passengers!” wrote General Manager Nick Naung Naung at Finnair in Singapore. Heralding a new and exciting chapter in Finnair’s 92 year history the Finnair…

Danish freight company Damco opened in Cambodia

Damco’s expertise is not just freight movements, but the entire sequence of interdependent connections that make goods visible and available wherever, whenever. With that in mind, Damco on 5 October inaugurated a new office on in VTrust Tower, Bak Touk, Phnom Penh, for increased customer service. The opening ceremony was presided over by the Guest…

Norwegian named ‘Airline of the Year’

Norwegian has been awarded ‘Airline of the Year’ at the 2017 CAPA Aviation Awards for Excellence during the CAPA Global Aviation & Corporate Travel Summit in London. “It’s an honor to collect the award for CAPA Airline of the Year on behalf of Norwegian,” Bjørn Kjos, CEO, Norwegian, said. “This achievement underpins the hard-work and…

DHL doubles airfreight capacities to support fast growing Norwegian seafood exports to Asia

New solution cuts lead-time between Norway and South Korea/China by over 50 percent As Norwegian seafood exports to Asia keeps growing, DHL Global Forwarding has doubled its flight frequency by deploying a dedicated Boeing 747-400 cargo plane that ships seafood from Oslo to Seoul and Shanghai twice a week. “Demand for high-quality imported seafood continues…

A.P. Møller to acquire Maersk Tankers

A.P. Møller – Mærsk A/S [A.P. Moller – Maersk] has signed an agreement on 20 September to sell Maersk Tankers A/S [Maersk Tankers] to APMH Invest A/S, a subsidiary of A.P. Moller Holding A/S [A.P. Moller Holding] for USD 1,171 mill. in an all-cash transaction. The transaction entails a market upside provision regulating total payment…

Denmark to abolish ship registration fee

The Danish government proposes removing the ship registration fee on merchant ships to boost the growth of vessels waving the Danish flag. On 30 august 2017 the Danish government submitted its plan as part of its intensions to boost the Danish Economy. Moreover, the Danish shipping companies are pleased with this proposal. “Today, it can…

Swe ambassador, among others, tested Kuala Lumpur’s new MRT

A guided MRT ride for Foreign Ambassadors and High Commissioners to experience the newly-launched MRT and connectivity of Greater Kuala Lumpur was arranged on 9 August by InvestKL, in collaboration with Prasarana and TRX. Prasarana is the asset owner and operator of the country’s three LRT networks and the KL Monorail; in addition to the…

Volvo Car Manufacturing marks long-term commitment for its Malaysia plant

Into its fifty-first year Volvo Car Manufacturing in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia is being rejuvenated. Restructuring is in full swing to increase its capacity and prepare for its new setup to become an assembly-only Volvo factory (the plant is already, since a few years ago, entirely focused on producing only the own Volvo brand.) ScandAsia visited…

Volvo Car Malaysia’s newest dealer in Penang

Volvo Car Malaysia on 7 July announced the appointment of its newest dealer, iRoll Auto Sdn Bhd, to better service its customers in the Northern Region of Peninsular Malaysia. The launch ceremony of iRoll’s 3S (Sales, Service & Spare Parts) centre was attended by Yang Berhormat Dato’ Ong Ka Chuan, Second Minister of International Trade…

Nevs presented InMotion Concept in Shanghai

Former Saab Automobile, Nevs, offering a global portfolio of fully electric premium cars, mobility solutions and sustainable city offerings, displayed the new InMotion Concept for the very first time at the technology show CES Asia in Shanghai. “This is not a normal car – it´s a vision on how we in the future can travel…