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BALTIC OPERATOR APPOINTS SUSTAINABILITY MANAGER

Monday, February 10, 2020 

Åland-based shipping company Viking Line has appointed Dani Lindberg as sustainability manager, as part of its push towards developing climate-smart maritime transport on the Baltic Sea based on the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.

Viking Line has been operating on the Baltic Sea for six decades. Over the past decade, the shipping company has actively supported research and sustainability projects for preserving the marine environment. Viking Line has been received awards for the climate-smart vessel Viking Grace, which came into service in 2013. In 2021, the company will introduce a new vessel, Viking Glory, which will be 10% more efficient than Viking Grace.

“Viking Line was founded and is owned by people from Åland who live and work by the sea. So it is a natural part of the company’s DNA to drive the trend towards more sustainable maritime transport in order to protect the sensitive Baltic Sea environment. We are pleased to now have an ambitious sustainability manager who can further develop our environmental and sustainability work and make it more concrete, based on the UN’S Sustainable Development Goals,” said Johanna Boijer-Svahnström, SVP corporate communications at Viking Line.

Lindberg has been employed at Viking Line since 2008 and has successfully headed a number of  cross-functional projects as well as implementation of the Group’s procurement policy and data protection framework.

“It is an exciting and urgent task to be involved in setting the tone for Viking Line’s sustainability work. As a major player in transport, travel and experiences, the company can actually make a difference, and there are many opportunities. We are already well on our way to achieving the International Maritime Organization’s emissions target of reducing emissions from maritime transport 50% by 2050. But it is important to remember that it is not just a question of fuel; we are looking under every rock and reviewing almost every aspect of our operations, from eco-driving and technological innovations to procurement policies and restaurant operations," said Lindberg.

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