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Erna Solberg named Havila Pollux in Bergen

On 13 May 2024 the coastal cruise ship Havila Pollux was named at Bryggen in Bergen by godmother Erna Solberg, former Prime Minister of Norway.

In the middle of Bergen city centre, at Bryggen, the coastal cruise ship Havila Pollux was moored for the official naming ceremony took place. The ship’s godmother was former Prime Minister of Norway, Erna Solberg.

“It’s very nice to be asked, nice to do this, and especially, this is a very beautiful ship,” Solberg said in an interview on the day of the naming ceremony.

“I think it’s exciting to see a ship with large battery packs, and that there is a focus on being environmentally friendly.”

Solberg believes the coastal route is important for Norway as a maritime nation to reach its emission goals.

“We are to cut 50% of emissions from domestic shipping traffic by 2030. We must do more than just have our ferries emit less. That is why we set requirements when we put out tenders related to the operation of the coastal route when we were in government,” Solberg said.

For the company, the naming ceremony was a milestone event.

“A ship naming ceremony is a festive day for a shipping company. It’s a day to thank everyone who has contributed to realizing the ship, and to thank all our employees who have been involved from the construction process to a coastal cruise ship in operation along the Norwegian coast,” says CEO Bent Martini.

Havila Pollux in Bergen
Havila Pollux in Bergen
Ships Montly - January 2024

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