Recycling

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

During 2019, Viking Line brought ashore a total of 1,199 tonnes of food waste from Viking XPRS, Viking Grace and Mariella for biogas production. This yielded 89,925 cubic metres of biogas, equivalent to 101 600 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 2019 2018 2017
Volumes      
Passengers 6,300,480 6,411,537 6,881,149
Cars 714,006 704,799 762,253
Cargo units 133,940 128,549 127,668
Total distance (000 km) 1,159 1,140 1,135

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

Resource consumption

Fuel oil (tonnes) 76,210 76,460 77,676
Lubricating oil (m³) 737 737 747
Urea (m³) 240 291 289
Fresh water (m³) 309,922 318,629 324,874
LNG (ton) 5,058 14,776 15,172
Emissions (tonnes)
Nitrogen oxides (NOx) 3,413* 3,100 3,175
Sulphur oxides (SOx) 137* 72 73
Carbon dioxide (CO2) 281,562 284,400 287,204
Residual products (tonnes)
Solid waste for combustion 2,948 2,956 3,025
Waste sent to landfills 125 98 165
Waste for recycling 1,396 1,317 1,434
Biowaste 1,199 1,314 1,141
Hazardous waste 41 77 55
Wastewater pumped ashore (m³)
Grey and black water 280,576 286,836 293,576
Bilge water 9,725 8,520 8,349
       
Waste oil (m³) 1,462 1,402 1,775

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

VIKING LINE BUSS AB 2019 2018 2017
Number of kilometres driven 786,943 793,385 787,475
Amount of diesel consumed (litres) 244,916 250,759 247,441
Water use (m³) 328 345 351
Garage’s electrical consumption (kWh) 64,537 63,712 60,038