Recycling

Recycling helps protect the environment and is one of the methods that Viking Line uses to achieve sustainable development.

During 2016, Viking Line brought ashore from the Viking XPRS, the Viking Grace and the Mariella a total of 1,022 tonnes of food waste for biogas production. This yielded 77,000 cubic metres of biogas, equivalent to 87,000 litres of petrol. Biogas production neither increases atmospheric carbon dioxide levels nor contributes to the greenhouse effect. Biogas is thus usually described as carbon dioxide-neutral.

Since 2014, Viking Line has cooperated with the Dutch carpet manufacturer DESSO. DESSO has launched a pioneering project to recycle carpets used by their corporate customers. Used carpets are collected and converted into raw materials that are then used for producing new carpets. Recycling and new manufacturing processes contribute to a circular economy and sustainable development. Since 2014, Viking Line has recycled nearly 30 tons of carpets.

Key figures

VIKING LINE’S VESSELS 2017 2016 2015
Volumes      
Passengers 6,881,149 6,502,191 6,568,684
Cars 762,253 682,194 649,327
Cargo units 127,668 131,918 133,163
Total distance  (000 km) 1,135 1,130 1,138
Resource consumption
Fuel oil (tonnes) 77,676 79,709 80,701
Lubricating oil (m³) 747 648 620
Urea (m³) 289 446 284
Fresh water (m³) 324,874 327,059 331,736
LNG (ton) 15,172 14,960 15,480
Emissions (tonnes)
Nitrogen oxides (NOx) 3,175 3,230 3,218
Sulphur oxides (SOx) 73 75 76
Carbon dioxide (CO2) 287,204 289,508 286,797
Residual products (tonnes)
Solid waste for combustion 3,025 2,959 3,138
Waste sent to landfills 165 143 158
Waste for recycling 1,434 1,491 1,565
Biowaste 1,141 1,022 1,042
Hazardous waste 55 55 67
Wastewater pumped ashore (m³)   
Grey and black water 293,576 292,528 294,364
Bilge water 8,349 7,795 8,423
       
Waste oil (m³)  1,775 1,943 2,506

Viking FSTR, which was chartered during the period April 10–October 16, 2017, is not included in the above figures.

VIKING LINE BUSS AB 2017 2016 2015
Number of kilometres driven 787,475 781,892 790,737
Amount of diesel consumed (litres) 247,441 247,152 244,815
Water use (m³) 351 377 350
Garage’s electrical consumption (kWh) 60,038 61,756 47,015