Category: Transportation

First Chinese airline to commence flights directly to Finland

Tibet Airlines will be the first Chinese airline to commence long haul flights between Finland and Jinan, located half way between Beijing and Shanghai. If the prices are attractive and connecting flights schedules are available without too long waiting time, this will open a new route for Finns and other Nordic expats in China to…

Norwegian now offers free Wi-Fi on long-haul flights

Norwegian is the first low-cost airline to launch free Wi-Fi for their customers on long-haul flight between Europe, USA, South America and Asia The first connected Norwegian Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner was delivered last month on 18 December 2018 and more than 50 per cent is expected to offer in-flight connectivity by 2020. The rollout of…

Maersk shuts container factory in China

Maersk, the Danish world’s biggest container shipper will shut a transport container factory in China. The company’s Dongguan container factory, which has 2,240 employees and can produce 100,000 40-foot containers a year, has been idle since the beginning of December, Maersk said. Instead Maersk will focus on producing refrigerated containers for food. As a result of higher…

Neste significantly increases Singapore renewable production

Neste Corporation, the Finnish provider or sustainable solutions for transport, business, and consumer needs, has announced the strengthening of its global leading position in renewable products with a major investment in Singapore. Neste will investment in additional renewable products production capacity there. The decision is based on a growing global market demand for low-carbon solutions…

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…