'Viking Grace' Wins Brace of Shippax Awards 2013

Press Release
Monday, May 13, 2013
'Viking Grace' Image courtesy of Viking Line

Viking Line’s new ship won awards in five categories of the annual Shippax Awards competition.

This year the awards ceremony was held on board M/S Pride of Rotterdam on a voyage between Rotterdam and Hull. Viking Line’s new vessel is the first  in the Baltic Sea and the first large passenger ship in the world to use LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas).

Viking Grace was the winner of a total of five awards for the following innovations, two of which went to the shipyard and three to the shipping company Viking Line:

  • Environmental quality; this is the first long-distance ship equipped with double-fuel motors (gas and diesel)
  • Environmental quality; the ship has many energy-saving solutions
  • Exterior design; (LNG tanks & small smokestack)
  • Food supplies and provisions logistics
  • Innovative interior design

Viking Line explains that what makes the Shippax Award unique is that the jury comprises persons with thorough knowledge of the details of ships and trends in the combined ferry, ro-ro and cruise industry industry.

"The hard work done by our project groups together with the shipyard STX Finland Oy, dSign Vertti Kivi & Co interior design office and many others has created something totally new and different. We have achieved a brand new environmentally sound experience which has already become a worldwide standard for many vessels," says Kari Granberg, Project Manager of M/S Viking Grace.

 

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