Viking Line Group’s half-year report shows an increase of volumes in both passenger and freight segments.

However, the consolidated income deteriorated mainly as a result of higher operating expenses. Bunker expenses increased by a staggering 23.3%.

The launch of the high-speed vessel VIKING FSTR on Helsinki-Tallinn did not quite generate the income expected. She serves the route from April 10 till October 22.

As in previous summers, during the period July 1 – August 6 the vessels GABRIELLA and MARIELLA made a day cruise to Tallinn instead of remaining in the port of Helsinki during the day, adding much needed car capacity.