Latest Scandinavian Maritime News

Norwegian vessel arrived at final stop in Thailand

The Norwegian research vessel Dr. Fridtjof Nansen arrived at its final destination in Phuket, Thailand on 29 September. Phuket is the final stop on the vessel’s 2018 Africa-Asia tour, and its arrival was marked by a port call event. Chargé d’affaires a.i. Tor Haug was present at the event together with representatives from the Thai…

Vietnam and Norway discuss fisheries sector

Policy makers from Vietnam and Norway gather in Vietnam to exchange experiences and information on fisheries management. During the first week of October, the Norwegian Embassy in Hanoi, Innovation Norway and Vietnam’s Department of Fisheries host an event for Vietnam and Norway to discuss topics related to fisheries sector. “After over 30 years of cooperation,…

Scientists on Norwegian vessel: Alarming amount of plastic near Myanmar

Scientists on a Norwegian research vessel have expressed worries over the large amount of microplastics in the sea at the southern Rakhine State, Myanmar. The Norwegian research vessel RV Dr. Fridtjof Nansen has conducted a month-long study of fish resources and the marine ecosystem off the Rakhine and Ayeyarwady Region in the western part of…

Danish Business Minister visited Singapore

Major deals were signed when the Danish Business Minister Rasmus Jarlov visited Singapore this week on his first international visit. The prime focus was Maritime Innovation and Fintech. During the three day long visit to Singapore, Danish Minister for Industry, Business and Financial Affairs, Rasmus Jarlov, and his entourage initiated three new important partnerships between Denmark…

Alliance to standardize blockchain in the supply chain industry

Blockchain is one of the most hyped technology concepts of our time. The possible future of all technologies. The new internet. Still, many companies have very little understanding of how to incorporate the technology in a way that makes sense – considering the challenges within blockchain – so the industry demands knowledge. This is where…

China, Denmark to further maritime digitalization

Denmark and China has agreed to join forces in an effort to move forward in maritime digitalization. The two countries will host a three-day seminar on the topic of e-navigation and share experiences earned in the digitalization of various aspects of the maritime life: “China is an important partner with regard to the digital agenda,…

Blockchain in Transport Alliance starts Asia growth

Blockchain in Transport Alliance (BiTA) newly opened its Asia office in Singapore, operated by the Dane Soeren Duvier and Jana Lee. With many global supply chain members its primary intent to grow members in the Asian market has already gained results, with BiTA announcing NR Capital as new member in the Alliance. NR Capital is…

NordCham Philippines co-organised Maritime Forum

NordCham Philippines, in partnership with the Dutch Chamber of Commerce in the Philippines, German-Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the EU-Philippines Business Network, and the Philippines Norway Business Council organised the Maritime Forum at Sofitel Philippine Plaza hotel on June 7, 2018. The Maritime Forum gathered 150 participants bringing together C-level executives, government officials, maritime…

Wärtsilä Singapore, NUS to boost maritime, energy start-up ecosystem

Wärtsilä, the Finnish smart technologies and complete marine and energy lifecycle solutions provider, collaborates with PIER71 in strengthening the maritime start-up ecosystem. PIER71 is an industry-wide acceleration programme setup by Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) and the entrepreneurial arm of the National University of Singapore, NUS Enterprise, in support of the Sea Transport…