Birka Line Ab

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SKU: 5832


Mariehamn 31.12.1987 10 common share(s) 100 FIM non-restricted specimen

A shipping company Birka was founded in 1971 and it was operating with cruise ships in the Baltic Sea region. Later it had also several cargo ships. In 2007 another Ålandian shipping company Eckerö bought the majority stake of Birka.

The share of Birka Line was listed in the Helsinki Stock Exchange from 1981 to 2008.

Nature of business: Passenger and cargo transportation, cruising.

Name history:
30.10.2009 – merged into Rederiaktiebolaget Eckerö
29.05.2009 – Birka Line Ab
19.05.1998 – Birka Line Abp
03.12.1971 – Birka Line Ab
08.10.1971 – Rederiaktiebolaget Filipper

Birka Cruises trademark is still used by Eckerö on cruises between Åland and Stockholm. Birka’s cruise vessel M/S Birka Princess became famous also via TV. There was filmed a very popular Swedish tv-serial “Rederiet”, where the ship was named M/S Freja. M/S Baltic Princess was built in Vuosaari shipyard of Valmet in 1986. It had capacity for 3 500 passengers. The ship was sold to Cyprus in 2006, and next year it ran aground and sank in the Mediterranean Sea.

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