First prize for M/S Viking Grace
First prize for M/S Viking Grace in the newly established Baltic Sea Clean Marine Awards
The newly established Baltic Sea Clean Marine Award is given to organisations that develop environmentally sound solutions with the goal to reduce and prevent the emissions from vessels and port operations in the Baltic Sea Region. The Awards were given for the first time on Monday, 11 November at the 4th Annual Forum of the EUSBSR (EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region) in Vilnius, Lithuania.
Viking Grace was awarded the first prize in the category Technology, Propulsion and Engines. The second prize went to the Port of Trelleborg and the third place to Color Line. The award was received on behalf of Viking Line by the vessel’s Project Manager Kari Granberg. The award was handed out by Kurt Bodewig, the maritime ambassador of the European Union and former Minister of Transports of Germany.
Baltic Sea Forum is a non-profit private organisation established by Martti Ahtisaari, former President of Finland and Nobel Peace Prize laureate. The organisation aims to promote economic and cultural co-operation in the Baltic Sea Region and offer an independent platform and network for facilitating the exchanging of experiences and ideas.
Additional information about the award, all prize winners, categories and the jury:
Johanna Boijer-Svahnström, Head of Communications, Corporate Communications, Viking Line Abp, Tel. +358-18-27000, firstname.lastname@example.org
Tony Öhman, Director, Maritime Operations, Viking Line Abp, Tel. +358-18-27000, email@example.com