Viking Line offers “green conferences” at sea

Caption: The "Viking Glory" sails on the Turku route

After several years of the Covid pandemic, sea conferences have regained popularity – according to the Finnish ferry operator Viking Line.

In order to reduce the impact on the climate, Viking Line has introduced the so-called “Green Sea Conference”. Biofuel is used during the “green” conference voyages, which is said to reduce CO2 emissions by up to 90%. [ds_preview]

Every year, around 600,000 passengers travel with groups or conferences on Viking Line ships. This year, conference capacity on the Helsinki route will be further expanded when the “Viking Cinderella” returns to Finland in tandem with the “Viking Gabriella”. Sea conferences on Viking Line’s ships are usually organized for groups of less than 30 people, but meetings for 300-500 people are also frequently held. Large maritime seminars can sometimes be attended by up to a thousand people, according to the shipping company.

Viking Line deploys ships on the Turku route

Green Sea Conferences reduce greenhouse gas emissions per participant by an average of 90% compared to a normal conference product. The Green Sea Conferences are offered on all sailings of the “Viking Glory” and “Viking Grace”, which operate on the Turku route.

“Every year, companies are setting more and more ambitious sustainability goals, and it is also becoming increasingly important for employees that their employer operates sustainably. By choosing a ‘Green Sea Conference’, such conference planners are leading the way and can be sure that the emissions of their conference have been minimized. Already last summer, we started giving our leisure travellers the option to choose biofuel,” says Dani Lindberg, Sustainability Manager at Viking Line.

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The “Viking Glory” sails on the Turku route

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