Recycling

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

During 2018, Viking Line brought ashore a total of 1,314 tonnes of food waste from Viking XPRS, Viking Grace and Mariella for biogas production. This yielded 98,550 cubic metres of biogas, equivalent to 111,300 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 85,000 kg of wall-to-wall carpeting from the Company’s vessels have been returned to the carpet supplier Desso. The Dutch 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 24,000 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 2018 2017 2016
Volumes      
Passengers 6,411,537 6,881,149 6,502,191
Cars 704,799 762,253 682,194
Cargo units 128,549 127,668 131,918
Total distance (000 km) 1,140 1,135 1,130
Resource consumption
Fuel oil (tonnes) 76,460 77,676 79,709
Lubricating oil (m³) 737 747 648
Urea (m³) 291 289 446
Fresh water (m³) 318,629 324,874 327,059
LNG (ton) 14,776 15,172 14,960
Emissions (tonnes)
Nitrogen oxides (NOx) 3,100 3,175 3,230
Sulphur oxides (SOx) 72 73 75
Carbon dioxide (CO2) 284,400 287,204 289,508
Residual products (tonnes)
Solid waste for combustion 2,956 3,025 2,959
Waste sent to landfills 98 165 143
Waste for recycling 1,317 1,434 1,491
Biowaste 1,314 1,141 1,022
Hazardous waste 77 55 55
Wastewater pumped ashore (m³)
Grey and black water 286,836 293,576 292,528
Bilge water 8,520 8,349 7,795
       
Waste oil (m³) 1,402 1,775 1,943

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

VIKING LINE BUSS AB 2018 2017 2016
Number of kilometres driven 793,385 787,475 781,892
Amount of diesel consumed (litres) 250,759 247,441 247,152
Water use (m³) 345 351 377
Garage’s electrical consumption (kWh) 63,712 60,038 61,756