Finland’s National Emergency Supply Agency provides financial support for Viking Line’s Turku–Åland–Sweden traffic

Thanks to financial support from Finland’s National Emergency Supply Agency, Viking Line can ensure that there is functioning transport between Finland, Åland and Sweden in the current crisis situation of closed borders. Passenger traffic has virtually ceased, but demand for cargo transport remains high.

“We consider it important to maintain functions that are vital to society in a way that is as close to normal as possible even in these exceptional circumstances. We are grateful for the support we are receiving from Finland’s National Emergency Supply Agency. This allows us to maintain some of our normal traffic,” says Jan Hanses, president and CEO of Viking Line.

Nearly 90% of Finland’s imports and exports are transported by sea. Finland is comparable to an island in that sense. The continuity of vessel traffic is necessary to keep society running. Finnish passenger vessels constitute an important complement to cargo traffic in terms of the security of supply. There is currently high demand for cargo transport to and from Finland.

Additional information:

Finland’s National Emergency Supply Agency: https://www.nesa.fi/ 

Finnish Shipowners’ Association: https://shipowners.fi/en/

For further information, please contact:


Jan Hanses, President and CEO, Viking Line Abp, jan.hanses@vikingline.com; tel: +358-18-27000

Johanna Boijer-Svahnström, senior vice president, Corporate Communications, Viking Line Abp,
johanna.boijer@vikingline.com, tel: +358-18-27000

 

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We consider it important to maintain functions that are vital to society in a way that is as close to normal as possible even in these exceptional circumstances. We are grateful for the support we are receiving from Finland’s National Emergency Supply Agency. This allows us to maintain some of our normal trafficWe consider it important to maintain functions that are vital to society in a way that is as close to normal as possible even in these exceptional circumstances. We are grateful for the support we are receiving from Finland’s National Emergency Supply Agency. This allows us to maintain some of our normal traffic
Jan Hanses, president and CEO of Viking Line.