Monday, March 26, 2012

Aland - Titanic

Titanic was a passenger liner that struck an iceberg on her maiden voyage from Southampton, England, to New York City, and sank on 15 April 1912, resulting in the deaths of 1,517 people in one of the deadliest peacetime maritime disasters in history. 231 of the total on board the Titanic were of Nordic descent.
On 16 April, Aland Post will be issuing a stamp commemorating the catastrophe.

more details visit the Titanic Link

Thursday, March 15, 2012

100 years railway ferry Sassnitz-Trelleborg

A beautiful stamp was released by Germany Post on 100 years of railway ferry Sassnitz-Trelleborg
Check in the details of the stamp:
In 1875 the Swedish town of Trelleborg has been connected to the Swedish railway network. Sassnitz in 1889 before the construction of a fishing harbor and protection was begun. Two years later the railway connection. Thus the stage was set to design a road connection between Sweden and Germany on the shortest route across the Baltic Sea. On 6 Opened in July 1909, the rail ferry. 1933 began the electric train operations between Trelleborg and Malmö. In 1936 the opening of the Rügen dam caused a further improvement of the traffic route to Sweden. In 1958 the new Swedish ferry "Trelleborg" on his service. A year later the German state railway, the railway ferry "Sassnitz" in operation. Until 1989, passenger traffic moving on the line in the narrow limits, due to travel restrictions for East Germans and checks for foreigners. Freight traffic reached soon, despite growing competition the prewar level. To meet these requirements, procured the "Swedish State Railways" and the "German Reichsbahn" bigger and more powerful ferries. From 1998 to use the ferry to Trelleborg and the island of Bornholm in the new ferry port Sassnitz-Mukran. For the traditional Scandinavian market specifically created a new ferry terminal. Thus began a new chapter in Sassnitz - Trelleborg. 
Source: Germany Post

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Finnish - Nordic Maritime 2012

The Norden: Marine Scandinavia 2012 miniature sheet published in Finland depicts coast guard and marine rescue operations.
This miniature sheet honors both The Finnish Lifeboat Institution (an organization for voluntary maritime rescue associations in Finland) and The Finnish Border Guard.

The Minature Sheet is designed by Klaus Welp and this will be released on 21March 2012