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Amendment of law is considered necessary to save shipping

A technicality in the law on maritime support is likely to overturn the work done to save jobs at sea. Thousands of people risk dismissal unless politicians act quickly. In the long run, shipping, exports and even tourism are threatened, which is entirely dependent on ship traffic to Sweden. The maritime support was added to ensure Swedish…
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Viking Line's traffic and restrictions from May 14, 2020

Cobblestone with Amorella in the background. Press image Viking Line. As a result of the Finnish government's decision of 4 May 2020 to gradually ease some of the country's coronary restrictions, Viking Line will once again offer the necessary passenger traffic on four of its vessels from 14 May. Required traffic…
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Birka Cruises

Birka Cruises offers live streaming concert

Now that we can't cruise and enjoy on-board entertainment, Birka has come up with an alternative. Live Streamed Concert! Photo: Heidi Rovén. The richness of the invention is total when the Corona virus advances keep both ships and passengers at berth. Tonight Birka is investing in a live streaming concert for her fans who are sitting at home and suffering ...
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Traffic situation on the Baltic Sea April 2020

The traffic situation on the Baltic Sea is strained due to the current Corona crisis. To limit the spread of the covid-19 corona virus, the Finnish government has decided to continue to keep the country's borders closed until 13 May 2020. This, of course, affects all shipping companies in the Baltic Sea. Viking Line conducts freight traffic Viking Line extends traffic stops ...
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Birka Cruises

Birka Cruises extends its traffic stop

Sweden's only purely cruise shipping company Birka Cruises announces that, due to the current situation linked to the covid-19 pandemic, it will extend its pause in cruise traffic from Stockholm until Wednesday, May 13, 2020. The reason for the shipping company's extended traffic stop is the Finnish state's decision on to extend the state of emergency in the country to…
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To you with pent up Birka suction (now that she is still at the quay)

Soon we will cross again, we have to believe that, right ?! Birka is located at the quay in Mariehamn. All Birka fans on land are grieving. To you with pent-up Birka suction, I just want to say this: we understand. It twitches in the dance legs and sucks in the social needs. Backstage echoes empty and no one invites…
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Silja Serenade and Silja Symphony are taken out of traffic

Silja Serenade, photo: Marko Stampehl. Tallink Group has temporarily suspended traffic on the Helsinki-Stockholm route and removed the Silja Serenade and Silja Symphony vessels. This is because of the ongoing Coronavirus situation and the Finnish government's announcement that they will close Finland's borders from 19 March…
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Viking Line reduces traffic further

The shipping company Viking Line stops traffic on the lines Kapellskär-Mariehamn and Stockholm-Mariehamn-Helsinki until April 13, 2020. Viking Line has a close cooperation with the responsible authorities on all security-related issues, including the corona virus (covid-19). Finland now introduces emergency permit with stop for all passenger traffic to Finland which is not classified as…
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Birka Cruises

Birka Cruises - overwhelmed with all the love from the customers

The cityscape at Slussen will not be the same for a while. Birka Cruises - voted for the ninth time as Sweden's best shipping company this year as well - this morning moved its only ship Birka Stockholm. The ship, usually only called Birka, then slowly floated out of the quay for its transfer to Mariehamn where…
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