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Old August 20th, 2010, 03:53 PM
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Default Why is Birka Line named Birka Line?

They are based and cruise in the Baltic (Scandinavia). Why are they named "Birka" line. Does that word mean something in one of the Scando languages?
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Don't know Paul ...BUT apparenty DART container lines were so called as the initials stand for Direct And Reliable Transport, the story goes that they were going to call it Fast And Reliable Transport, someone mentioned that perhaps they better think again....
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Birka Line is a subsidiary, Birka Cargo. They have the name Birka based on this information below.

Birka - The Viking Town - Riksantikvarieämbetet

During the Viking Age, Birka, on the island of Björkö (literally: "Birch Island") in Sweden, was an important trading center which handled goods from Scandinavia as well as Central and Eastern Europe and the Orient.

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For fun - look up "Aland Islands" where the Birka Lines are located. An autonomous, demilitarized, monolingually Swedish-speaking region of Finland.

I guess if you know what the Aland islands are you can truly be considered something of a Baltic authority. I haad never heard of them, although they once owned the very first ship I ever worked one, now the Fred Thompson Baldoucca.

Åland Islands - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

And as far at Fast and Rapid Transport - why do I see the word Fahrt every place I go in Germany. What does it mean, exactly?
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Fahrt caused us great amusement on school trips, I think it means exit as in ''Ausfarht''
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