Viking Supply Ships renews Swedish Maritime Authority management deal

Viking Supply Ships renews Swedish Maritime Authority management deal

Oslo: Sweden’s Viking Supply Ships, formerly named Rederi AB TransAtlantic, has won a seven-year management contract renewal for the Swedish Maritime Authority’s ice-breaker fleet.

Viking has been managing the fleet since 2000, and said the renewal deal was at market terms.

Christian W. Berg, ceo of Viking Supply Ships, told Splash: “The renewal process began before Christmas via a tender process, and we’re pleased to have been awarded the new deal which is strategically important for our business. It shows the competency of our Arctic region ice-breaking business.”

The company is operating a fleet of five state-owned ice-breakers, three ice-breaking AHTS vessels, four ice-class 1A AHTS vessels as well as five PSVs and one AHTS.

Grant Rowles

Grant spent nine years at Informa Group based in London, Sydney, Hong Kong and Singapore. He gained strong management experience in publishing, conferences and awards schemes in the shipping and legal areas, working on a number of titles including Lloyd's List. In 2009 Grant joined Seatrade responsible for the commercial development of Seatrade’s Asia products. In 2012, with Sam Chambers, he co-founded Asia Shipping Media.

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