Recycling

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

During 2020, Viking Line brought ashore a total of 470 tonnes of food waste from Viking XPRS, Viking Grace and Mariella for biogas production. This yielded 35,230 cubic metres of biogas, equivalent to 39,800 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, nearly 93,000 kg of wall-to-wall carpeting from the Company’s vessels have been returned to the carpet supplier Tarkett. The French manufacturer has launched a pioneering project to recycle its corporate customers’ used carpeting, which is collected at the end of its economic life and processed into material for new carpets. As a result of this recycling and new production methods, progress is being made to complete the life cycle of this product in operations.

Since the summer of 2016, the vessels have collected 32,000 kg of plastic packaging, which is reused in the production of plastic carrier bags for the shops on board.

Key figures

VIKING LINE’S VESSELS 2020 2019 2018
Volumes      
Passengers 1,927,302 6,300,480 6,411,537
Cars 356,809 714,006 704,799
Cargo units 125,693 133,940 128,549
Total distance (000 km) 802 1,159 1,140
 
Fuel oil (tonnes) 51,698 76,210 76,460
Lubricating oil (m³) 398 737 737
Urea (m³) 240* 240* 291
Fresh water (m³) 125,663 309,922 318,629
LNG (ton) 14,609 5,058 14,776
Emissions (tonnes)
Nitrogen oxides (NOx) 2,532** 3,413** 3,100
Sulphur oxides (SOx) 93** 137** 72
Carbon dioxide (CO2) 203,074 281,562 284,400
Residual products (tonnes)
Solid waste for combustion 1,065 2,948 2,956
Waste sent to landfills 67 125 98
Waste for recycling 464 1,396 1,317
Biowaste 470 1,199 1,314
Hazardous waste 36 41 77
Wastewater pumped ashore (m³)
Grey and black water 120,717 280,576 286,836
Bilge water 7,148 9,725 8,520
       
Waste oil (m³) 977 1,462 1,402

* Given in tonnes
** Calculation method changed to The Shipping KPI Standard V3.0.

VIKING LINE BUSS AB 2020 2019 2018
Number of kilometres driven 681,084 786,943 793,385
Amount of diesel consumed (litres) 196,870 244,916 250,759
Water use (m³) 325 328 345
Garage’s electrical consumption (kWh) 67,935 64,537 63,712