Viking ferry under Estonian flag in 2014

M/S Viking XPRS to sail under new flag from January



The shipping company Viking Line has given a date to bring one of its ferries, M/S Viking XPRS, under the Estonian flag – in January 2014 – the Finnish business daily Kauppalehti reports. The vessel originally entered service in 2008 and has been sailing under the Swedish flag.

The company’s chief information officer, Johanna Boijer-Svahnstrom, says that the company is already hiring Estonians, but she did not say what costs would be saved with such a move.

Also in January 2014, Viking’s M/S Rosella will be transferred from the Swedish to the Finnish flag.

Kauppalehti / BBN

[pictured: M/S Viking XPRS at Katajanokka terminal, Helsinki]