• 2016 May 18 14:37

    M/S Viking Grace carried four millionth passenger

    The cruise ship M/S Viking Grace has now transported four million passengers. The  ceremonial passenger who broke the four million mark was celebrated on board the vessel on Friday, May 13. The M/S Viking Grace, which went into service in January 2013, is still the only passenger ship on the Baltic Sea that runs on liquefied natural gas. Among the features on the vessel, which sails the Turku–Stockholm route, are top-quality restaurants, recently modernized spa facilities and a unique offering in its Victoria’s Secret Beauty & Accessories shop, the ferry operator Viking Line said.

    The four-million passenger milestone was celebrated on the M/S Viking Grace’s Friday evening departure, when all the passengers on board were treated to a glass of sparkling wine. The ceremonial passenger was also treated to an upgraded cabin class, dinner in the Nordic restaurant Oscar à la Carte and lunch in Buffet Aurora.

    “It is a fine achievement for a vessel to reach four million passengers in just three years. The M/S Viking Grace has attracted a great deal of attention from the very beginning. It is, after all, the most beautiful vessel on the Baltic Sea, combining environmentally sound technology and quiet comfortable travel with top-quality restaurants, interiors planned by award-winning designer Vertti Kivi, a unique range of shopping and modernized spa facilities,” says Kaj Takolander, Viking Line’s Head of Sales and Marketing in Finland, the Baltics and Russia.

    Viking Line has made significant investments to upgrade its vessels over the past year. The M/S Mariella’s cabins, restaurants and night club were renovated in the spring of 2015, the M/S Amorella had a major makeover last winter, and the M/S Gabriella underwent significant modernization during the spring. The aim has been to offer passengers top-quality cabins, novel travel experiences and good shopping opportunities. Cruises are an easy way for people to take a break from their everyday world, and nowadays passengers want more quality and luxury on shorter trips as well.

    M/S Viking Grace carried its four millionth passenger

     

    The cruise ship M/S Viking Grace has now transported four million passengers. The ceremonial passenger who broke the four million mark was celebrated on board the vessel on Friday, May 13. The M/S Viking Grace, which went into service in January 2013, is still the only passenger ship on the Baltic Sea that runs on liquefied natural gas. Among the features on the vessel, which sails the Turku–Stockholm route, are top-quality restaurants, recently modernized spa facilities and a unique offering in its Victoria’s Secret Beauty & Accessories shop, the ferry operator Viking Line said.

     

    The four-million passenger milestone was celebrated on the M/S Viking Grace’s Friday evening departure, when all the passengers on board were treated to a glass of sparkling wine. The ceremonial passenger was also treated to an upgraded cabin class, dinner in the Nordic restaurant Oscar à la Carte and lunch in Buffet Aurora.

     

    It is a fine achievement for a vessel to reach four million passengers in just three years. The M/S Viking Grace has attracted a great deal of attention from the very beginning. It is, after all, the most beautiful vessel on the Baltic Sea, combining environmentally sound technology and quiet comfortable travel with top-quality restaurants, interiors planned by award-winning designer Vertti Kivi, a unique range of shopping and modernized spa facilities,” says Kaj Takolander, Viking Line’s Head of Sales and Marketing in Finland, the Baltics and Russia.

     

    Viking Line has made significant investments to upgrade its vessels over the past year. The M/S Mariella’s cabins, restaurants and night club were renovated in the spring of 2015, the M/S Amorella had a major makeover last winter, and the M/S Gabriella underwent significant modernization during the spring. The aim has been to offer passengers top-quality cabins, novel travel experiences and good shopping opportunities. Cruises are an easy way for people to take a break from their everyday world, and nowadays passengers want more quality and luxury on shorter trips as well.




2019 December 6

09:49 Bunker prices go down at the port of Saint-Petersburg, Russia (graph)
09:36 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, Dec 06
09:30 Brent Crude futures price is down 0.44% to $63.11, Light Sweet Crude – down 0.33% to $58.23
09:14 Baltic Dry Index is down to 1,575 points
08:31 DNV GL awards Hudong-Zhonghua AiP certificate for gas-fueled 25000 TEU containership design

2019 December 5

18:05 ABS, MAN & SDARI join forces to develop ammonia-fueled feeder vessel
17:46 Throughput of Rostov-on-Don port in 11M’19 fell by 7% Y-o-Y to 21.1 million tonnes
17:21 Extraordinary general shareholders meeting of LUKOIL approves interim dividend
17:05 NORDEN enters new biofuel collaboration with Kvasir Technologies
16:28 Cargo traffic on Northern Sea Route can grow to 160 million tonnes by 2035 – Aleksandr Krutikov
16:05 ABS and CATL sign battery research agreement
15:54 Port of HaminaKotka published its statistics for November 2019
15:30 Ministry for Development of Russian Far East and Arctic expects special economic regime to come into force in Arctic in 2020
15:03 DNV GL and Huangpu-Wenchong sign JDP on 5,000 TEU LNG dual-fuel containership
14:49 Global project launched to tackle plastic litter from ships and fisheries
14:33 IMO Assembly approved renewal of Kitack Lim’s appointment as secretary-general of UN body
14:06 Torqeedo powers all-electric harbour water clean-up boat
13:06 YILPORT Puerto Bolívar now operates with four mobile harbor cranes
12:44 Bunker prices increase at the Far East ports of Russia (graph)
12:25 Norfolk, Virginia to host Port & Terminal Technology USA on 21-22 April 2020
12:17 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, Dec 05
12:08 Inmarsat launches Fleet LTE service in the North Sea
11:50 Forum «Arctic: Today and the Future» kicked off in Saint-Petersburg
11:29 “K” Line completes additional development (Phase-2) of “Kawasaki Integrated Maritime Solutions”
11:05 PIL upgrades Redsea Gulf Service and Intra-Redsea Feeder 5
10:37 DNV GL and GSI cooperate on AI-based solution to improve welding NDT efficiency
10:01 Bunker sales at port Vladivostok in 11M’19 grew by 53.2% to 1.58 million tonnes
09:36 Brent Crude futures price is down 0.1% to $62.94, Light Sweet Crude – down 0.38% to $58.2
09:18 Baltic Dry Index is down to 1,599 points
09:03 CMA CGM and Total sign a major agreement
06:49 Ocean Yield ASA announces delivery of three LR2 product tankers with long-term charters

2019 December 4

18:30 North Carolina Ports Chief Commercial Officer retires
18:09 Diana Shipping announces time charter contracts for m/v Myrsini with Ausca and m/v Artemis with Koch
17:26 Freight turnover of Neva-Metal (Saint-Petersburg) in 11M’19 fell by 1% Y-o-Y to 2.93 million tonnes
17:09 ABS presents its innovative work at the annual meeting of the ABS South East Asia Regional Committee
16:48 Traficom: new study published on indicative analysis methods used in the control of ships’ ballast water treatment
16:32 Port of Gdynia increased container handling by 13% to 750.439 thousand tons in 10M’2019
16:09 Nexans, Eversource and Ørsted sign Framework Agreement for North American Offshore Wind Farm development with the opportunity to provide up to 1,000 kilometers of export cable for multiple Ørsted projects till 2027 in United States
15:52 Jotun A/S and COSCO Shipping International HK renew JV agreement
15:31 Cargo traffic within Azov-Don Basin of Russia’s IWWs down 9% to 9.57 million tonnes in 11M’19
15:10 The opening of Port Said tunnel under the Suez Canal provides faster access to SCCT
14:47 Port of Gdynia completed modernization and redevelopment of its video surveillance system
14:30 Port of Ipswich celebrates new partnership milestone with Metsä Wood UK
14:09 Maersk launches new visibility tool “Captain Peter”
13:51 ABP appointed new Head of Operations for Humber International Terminal
13:28 Moscow Canal completed project on digital mapping of Russia’s inland water ways
13:09 Georgia Ports Authority set to exceed 4.6M TEUs for the first time in a calendar year
12:47 Russian Maritime Register of Shipping takes part in Marintec China 2019
12:30 Crew of IBSV Gennadiy Nevelskoy rescued three men in Sea of Okhotsk
12:08 GTT and WISON sign a Technical Assistance and License Agreement for the construction of membrane tank systems
11:53 AS Tallink Grupp reports increase of passenger and cargo turnover in November 2019
11:26 Russian Railways: Loading of export cargo bound for domestic ports up 3.4% to 281.4 million tonnes in 11M’19
11:08 LR collaborates with DSIC and Man Energy Solutions for first ammonia-fuelled ULCS in China
10:47 Bunker market at the port of Saint-Petersburg sees mixed price movements, Russia (graph)
10:30 Hapag-Lloyd to revise the Currency Adjustment Factor for North Europe as of January 1, 2020
10:08 HEP to build the first hydrogen station at the Port of Amsterdam
10:03 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, Dec 04
09:56 Baltic Dry Index is up to 1,606 points
09:38 Lloyd’s Register grants AiP to CMES, CNOOC, DSIC and GTT for LNG dual-fuelled VLCC design
09:20 Brent Crude futures price is up 0.74% to $61.27, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.68% to $56.48