The new Gothenburg VIKING station saves you time

Marine and fire safety equipment leader VIKING Life-Saving Equipment has announced the inclusion of Gothenburg, Sweden in its global servicing network. The new station will offer certified servicing of maritime safety equipment as well as have the complete range of life-saving appliances on stock. Esbjerg, Denmark, July 2012 – Gothenburg is home to Scandinavia’s largest harbour and VIKING now adds this important hub for cargo and passenger traffic to the company’s Exchange network offering servicing with the convenient turnaround time of only 1-2 hours.

The importance of the harbour in Gothenburg cannot be underestimated. It alone handles more than 60 pct. of Sweden’s cargo traffic and approximately 30 pct. of the country’s total exports. On top of that, almost two million passengers pass the harbour’s terminals every year, making this harbour an important hub for people travelling in the Nordic region and beyond.

The new VIKING servicing station is located in the Hisingen area, a short 5-10 minute drive from the quayside. The central location means that it is a part of the global VIKING Exchange network which provides servicing of liferafts, immersion suits and lifejackets with an emphasis on convenience and fast turn-around. Serviced equipment is exchanged in a matter of 1-2 hours rather than having to wait at port, thereby saving valuable time and avoid the risk of overtime payment.  

“The market response to VIKING Exchange has been very positive”, says Hans-Henrik Madsen, Vice President at VIKING, and continues: “Time is one of our customer’s most precious resources. It was therefore a priority to secure a prime location at the largest port in the Nordic Region so that we were able us to give our customers this opportunity.

”VIKING Exchange is one of the many options in VIKING’s Shipowner Agreement concept. It offers the market’s broadest, most comprehensive global, all-in-one servicing with a choice of product packages, systems and servicing that range from basic options to top-of-the-line innovations. Key to the success of the Shipowner Agreement is a variety of fixed-price payment plans aimed at ensuring shipowners know exactly what they can expect and how much it will cost. Shipowner Agreement-based servicing at a fixed price is now available in up to 118 ports all over the world.

For further information:

VP Global Service, Hans-Henrik Madsen, tel +45 7611 8100, e-mail HHM@VIKING-life.com

Global Marketing and Communications Manager, Elizabeth Pöckel, tel +45 7611 8209, e-mail EDP@VIKING-life.com