The Estonian office of the Nordic ship giant to move to Porto Franco

Finnish leading ship company Viking Line is moving the office of its Estonian subsidiary to the seaside commercial premises at Porto Franco. The relocation of the offices from its Hobujaama Street office to Porto Franco strengthens the company’s brand and thanks to the high energy class of the Porto Franco buildings, reduces Viking Line’s environmental footprint.

“As a ship company operating in the Åland Islands, the sea offers us our livelihood, so the welfare of the Baltic Sea is important to us. We wish to be a flagship in offering new solutions that reduce environmental impact and we have worked in the interests of a cleaner Baltic Sea for a long time. This is why Porto Franco was the one and only solution for us, as we will be able to pursue more energy efficient, sustainable and greener land operations. It is a matter of the heart for us,” said Inno Borodenko, the Executive Manager of Viking Line’s Estonian subsidiary.

“The new office spaces with views of the sea and Old Town have been built to inspire. A working environment with a smaller ecological footprint, the high ceilings and big windows, the proximity of the sea and the port – this adds value for every company operating on the premises and for their employees. A good and cosy working environment is one of the criteria that makes an employer attractive. We are so pleased to become and good and trustworthy partner to Viking Line to further enhance the company’s popularity with their staff,” commented Rauno Teder, head of Porto Franco’s Management Board.

Viking Line is a shipping company established in 1959 with its headquarters in Åland. The company operates five passenger vessels in the shipping traffic between Estonia, Finland, Åland and Sweden. The author of the Porto Franco concept is Tom Klingholz from the London-based architectural bureau Chapman Taylor. The authors of the architectural design are Estonian architects Mihkel Tüür and Ott Kadarik from the contemporary and innovative architectural bureau Kadarik, Tüür. Architects. Porto Franco is also applying for the LEED Gold (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certificate for energy-efficient buildings, which acknowledges buildings that have been designed according to the principles of clean technologies and sustainability.