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Thu, 03 Nov 2016 09:39:34 GMT
Review of the 2nd Virtual Geology Conference  -  GIM International (press release) (subscription) (blog)
At the 2nd Virtual Geology Conference (VGC 2016) from 22-23 September 2016, geomatics met the geosciences in the beautiful fjord town of Bergen in western Norway. This follow-up to the VGC 2014 in Lausanne, Switzerland, which at that time was named ...
Thu, 03 Nov 2016 09:29:48 GMT
Eimskip acquires Norway's Nor Lines  -  ShippingWatch UK (subscription)
Icelandic carrier Eimskip is buying Norwegian shipping and logistics company Nor Lines, which currently operates seven vessels in and out of Norway. Eimskip's Icelandic rival Samskip has also recently been shopping in Norway.
Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:58:23 GMT

Eimskip acquired Norwegian Nor Lines  -  Maritime Herald (press release) (blog)
The transaction will be financed in cash and will improve the flexibility and market competitiveness of the Icelandic shipping operator in Norway. Eimskip will continue to operate the services of Nor Lines, but will make a large-scale restructuring in ...
Thu, 03 Nov 2016 07:15:25 GMT
Norway expresses interest to invest in energy in Mozambique  -  Coastweek
MAPUTO Mozambique (Xinhua) -- The Foreign Affairs Minister of Norway Borge Brende said in Maputo that his country is interested to invest in the sectors of oil and gas, agriculture and fisheries. Brende was speaking to government officials, businessmen ...
Thu, 03 Nov 2016 07:08:18 GMT
Finding the key to happiness in an unexpected place  -  Lexington Dispatch
Nearly 40 years ago, I had visited Norway briefly while studying in Germany on a scholarship. I became enthralled with Norway and vowed to someday return to see more of this enchanted land. This wish was recently fulfilled when my wife and I went on a ...
Thu, 03 Nov 2016 06:48:51 GMT

Slapped wrists for “privacy law breakers” Fitbit, Jawbone, Garmin, and Mio  -  Ars Technica UK
The new complaint against Fitbit, Jawbone, Garmin, and Mio will be sent on Thursday to both the data protection authority and Norway's consumer ombudsman. None of the four companies gives users proper notice about changes in their apps' terms and ...
Thu, 03 Nov 2016 06:48:32 GMT
Scandi Standard: Third Quarter Report 2016  -  Business Wire (press release)
Adjusted operating income increased in Sweden and Norway, but declined in Denmark and Finland. Additional costs in Sweden and Norway to meet the strong increase in net sales had a negative impact on the margin. Income for the period amounted to ...
Thu, 03 Nov 2016 06:18:40 GMT

Norway gets a new liner company  -  Splash 247
Viasea will also offer a weekly service between Norway and England issuing its own bills of lading. The UK-related cargoes will be transhipped to and from the Nor Feeder on the services operated by A2B-online between Moerdijk and the UK east coast ...
Thu, 03 Nov 2016 06:04:54 GMT
Veidekke ASA: Strong growth and higher profits  -  GlobeNewswire (press release)
The profit includes a positive one-off effect of NOK 90 million as a result of a change to the disability pension scheme in Norway. In the first nine months of the year Veidekke had revenue of NOK 21.4 billion and a profit before tax of just over NOK 1 ...
Thu, 03 Nov 2016 05:13:02 GMT

The first ship designed to take autonomous operations offshore  -  New Atlas
Construction on the Hrönn will begin in January 2017 in Norway, handled by Kongsberg, which has previously helped out with the Eelume underwater maintenance snake-robot and conducting sonar searches for the Loch Ness Monster – which were, ...