Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL) has the world’s largest ocean shipping fleet. Backed by experience and technologies developed over 130 years, MOL moves today’s global economy. MOL operates specialized bulk carriers for iron ore, coal, and woodchips; tankers that transport crude oil and LNG; car carriers; cruise ships; ferries and coastal liners; and containerships that deliver a variety of finished products as part of the largest and most diverse global network of liner and logistics services. MOL Liner Ltd. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of MOL. The company transports a wide variety of cargoes in international standard containers. The MOL Liner containerships also cover a global network of routes.MOL logo

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New Management Plan “Rolling Plan 2017”

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President & CEO: Junichiro Ikeda) has formulated a new management plan starting from fiscal 2017.

Read More May 2, 2017 PR RSS

MOL Receives Letter of Appreciation for Transporting Fire Engines to Paraguay ~ 10th time Transporting, Drawing upon its Global Network to Implement a Unique Social Contribution Program ~

TOKYO-Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President & CEO: Junichiro Ikeda) today announced the company’s recent transport of used fire engines to Paraguay, in cooperation with the Embassy of the Republic of Paraguay in Japan. This is an ongoing social contribution activity starting in 2010. This year marked the 10th time MOL has contributed to improved emergency services in Paraguay, transporting a total of 58 emergency vehicles.

Read More April 13, 2017 PR RSS

The MOL Triumph, World’s Largest Containership Makes a Successful Call in Shanghai, China – MOL brings its first 20,170 TEU containership into service –

TOKYO-Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President & CEO: Junichiro Ikeda) is pleased to announce that the MOL Triumph, the world's largest containership with a carrying capacity of 20,170 TEU, successfully arrived at Yangshan Port in Shanghai on April 10, 2017.

Read More April 12, 2017 PR RSS

MOL Earns AIP for Design of LNG-powered, Ultra-large Containership ~ Preparing for Environment-friendly 20,000 TEU-class Newbuilding Vessel ~

TOKYO—Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President & CEO: Junichiro Ikeda) today announced that, DNVGL (headquarters: Germany) issued an Approval In Principle (AIP) to MOL and Samsung Heavy Industries, Co., Ltd. (SHI; President and CEO: Dae-young Park; headquarters: Seoul, South Korea) for the future design of a series of four LNG-powered 20,000 TEU containerships (Note 1), which have been under construction.

Read More April 6, 2017 PR RSS

NOAA’s Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary Honors MOL with Award for Participation in the 2016 Vessel Speed Reduction Incentive Program

TOKYO-Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President & CEO: Junichiro Ikeda) is pleased to announce that the United States National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary has honored MOL with an award for the company’s participation in the 2016 Vessel Speed Reduction (VSR) incentive program.

Read More April 6, 2017 PR RSS

MOL Signs Official Sponsorship with Wheelchair Rugby Team – With Competitive Team BLITZ — One of the members is MOL Employee –

TOKYO—Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President & CEO: Junichiro Ikeda) today announced the signing of an official sponsorship contract with the wheelchair rugby team BLITZ(*).

Read More April 5, 2017 PR RSS

Participation in the MLIT R&D Support Projects ~ Proactive ICT Utilization for Safer Vessel Operation ~

TOKYO—Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President & CEO: Junichiro Ikeda) announced today that its “Project for Establishing a System to Visualize onboard environments utilizing ICT” was selected by Japan’s Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT) as part of the ministry’s projects for “2017 MLIT R&D Support Projects for Advanced Safety Technology of Vessels.”

Read More April 3, 2017 PR RSS

Message from the CEO on MOL Foundation Day ~ Reinventing the MOL Group for Today and the Next Decade ~

On the occasion of Mitsui O.S.K. Lines' 133rd anniversary, we are pleased to bring you a message from our President & CEO, Junichiro Ikeda.

Read More April 3, 2017 PR RSS

‘MOL Safety Conference 2017’ Programs Held ~Four Conferences Aim to be The World Leadership in Safe Operation~

TOKYO-Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President & CEO: Junichiro Ikeda) today announced that from late February through late March, the company held MOL Safety Conference 2017 programs, targeting MOL Group seafarers, in four locations worldwide.

Read More April 3, 2017 PR RSS

Investment in PKT Logistics Group Sdn. Bhd., a leading logistics company in Malaysia

TOKYO-Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President & CEO: Junichiro Ikeda) today announced that it acquired 20.9% share in PKT Logistics Group Sdn. Bhd. (PKT) , a leading Malaysian logistics company.

Read More April 3, 2017 PR RSS

World’s Largest Containership Delivered, MOL Triumph – MOL’s first 20,170 TEU containership will commence its maiden voyage –

TOKYO-Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President & CEO: Junichiro Ikeda) today announced that the world’s largest containership, MOL Triumph was delivered from Samsung Heavy Industries Co., Ltd. (SHI; President and CEO:Dae-young Park) on March 27, 2017.

Read More March 28, 2017 PR RSS

MOL to Showcase at Breakbulk CHINA 2017 and Breakbulk EUROPE 2017

TOKYO-Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President & CEO: Junichiro Ikeda) today announced plans to participate in Breakbulk CHINA 2017 (March 15-16 in Shanghai) and Breakbulk EUROPE 2017 (April 25-26 in Antwerp) to further promote "MOL Project& Heavy Cargo," its brand for plant/heavyweight cargo transport services. This marks the third time the company has exhibited at Breakbulk CHINA and its first time at Breakbulk EUROPE. The MOL Group will expand “MOL Project & Heavy Cargo” activities in both Asia and Europe to enhance its initiatives on intermodal transport services for plant and heavyweight cargoes.

Read More March 24, 2017 PR RSS

Study Project to Equip In-service Vessels with SOX Scrubber Systems Receives Class Notation of Classification Character

TOKYO-Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President & CEO: Junichiro Ikeda) today announced the completion of a joint study project (Note 1) to equip in-service vessels with SOX scrubber systems (Note 2), in a move to reduce vessels’ emissions of sulfur oxides ahead of stricter international environmental standards. The project received a class notation of classification character. MOL and four other companies – Nippon Kaiji Kyokai (ClassNK; Chairman and President: Koichi Fujiwara; Headquarters: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo), Minaminippon Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. (President: Ryutaro Ikebe; Headquarters: Usuki City, Oita Prefecture), Sanwa Dock Co., Ltd. (CEO: Isamu Teranishi; Headquarters: Onomichi City, Hiroshima Prefecture), and Wärtsilä Japan Ltd. (Managing Director: Yoshihiko Onishi; Headquarters: Chuo-ku, Tokyo) – participated in the study.

Read More March 24, 2017 PR RSS

Graduation Ceremony Held for 6th Class in ‘3rd Year Program’ for Filipino Seafarers – Anticipating Key Roles in Supporting MOL’s Safe Operation

TOKYO—Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President & CEO: Junichiro Ikeda) today announced the graduation of 88 students in the sixth class of the “3rd Year Program,” which MOL introduced with the goal of developing crewmembers who will uphold strict safety standards in vessel operation.

Read More March 21, 2017 PR RSS

THE Alliance announces completed product and unveils unique contingency plan

Port rotations of 32 services finalized / First contingency mechanism of an alliance
for case of financial distress of a partner / More safety for customers’ cargo

Read More March 13, 2017 PR RSS

MOL Teams up with University of Tokyo Graduate School on its Project Based Learning

~Implementing Industry-Academia Partnership Education Program Leveraging MOL’s Expertise in Environmental Regulations~

Read More February 27, 2017 PR RSS

MOL to Invest in Self-Elevating Platform Vessel Operator

~ Moving into Offshore Business Following FPSO, FSRU, Shuttle Tanker, and Subsea Support Vessel ~

Read More February 24, 2017 PR RSS

MOL Group Safety, Environmental and Social Report 2016’ Earns Award of Merit in Environmental Communication Awards

Read More February 21, 2017 PR RSS

MOL Appoints Chief Country Representative in Turkey

- Aiming to Enhance Ties within MOL Group -

Read More February 20, 2017 PR RSS

MOL Transports Used Wheelchairs to Cambodia for Donation to Children

~ Drawing upon its Global Network to Contribute to Society ~

Read More February 9, 2017 PR RSS

“PBCF” Selected for Equipment Designated by Port of Vancouver’s Environmental Program

~Technology to Reduce Environmental Impact Highly Evaluated~

Read More February 6, 2017 PR RSS

MOL announced its FY2016 3rd quater results and Revison of FY2016 Outlook and Year-end Dividend outlook

Read More January 31, 2017 PR RSS

MOL Teams up with BHP Billiton/DNV GL/Rio Tinto/SDARI/Woodside on Joint Study of LNG-fueled Capesize Bulker

~ Initiative on Environmental Protection Ahead of International Rules ~

Read More January 24, 2017 PR RSS

MOL Holds Completion Ceremony for ‘MOL Global Management College, 2016’

- Nurturing independent-spirited global leaders who are committed to acting with a sense of ownership by sharing the values of "MOL CHART" -

Read More January 11, 2017 PR RSS

MOL Enhances CX1 Service between Panama and Amazon

Read More January 11, 2017 PR RSS

LNG Carrier CESI Qingdao Delivered for SINOPEC LNG Project

~ 2nd in series of 6 Newbuilding LNG Carriers to Serve Project ~

Read More January 11, 2017 PR RSS

MOL CEO Ikeda’s 2017 New Year Message ~ Shaping a New Future ~

The following "2017 New Year Message" was addressed to all officers and employees by CEO Junichiro Ikeda.

Read More January 4, 2017 PR RSS

MOL News Highlights for 2016 – ‘One Target, One MOL’ –

TOKYO-Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President & CEO: Junichiro Ikeda) today announced the company's top news stories for 2016.

Read More January 3, 2017 PR RSS

New LNG Vessel for Petronet LNG Delivered

A consortium comprising Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL), Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK), Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (“K” Line), and the Shipping Corporation of India Ltd. (SCI) took delivery of a new LNG vessel on November 30, 2016, in South Korea.

Read More December 8, 2016 PR RSS

MOL honors seafarers for “MOL Presidential Award to the Officers and Engineers 2016”

- Award for Continuous Contribution for Safe Operation and Cultivating Young Seafarers -

Read More December 8, 2016 PR RSS

MOL Appoints Chief Country Representatives in Brazil and Mexico

~ Aiming to Enhance Ties within MOL Group ~

Read More December 1, 2016 PR RSS

MOL Establishes New Smart Shipping Office

~ New organization will promote MOL SMART SHIP Project through Innovation based on the utilization of ICT such as Ship IoT and AI~

Read More December 1, 2016 PR RSS

MOL Launches “ISHIN NEXT ~ MOL SMART SHIP PROJECT ~”

~Enhancing Business Strengths and Increasing Corporate Value~

Read More November 24, 2016 PR RSS

MOL Cooperates in ‘Sports For Tomorrow’ International Contribution Program

-1st Corporation to Provide Large-scale Ocean Transport for SFT Programs-

Read More November 18, 2016 PR RSS

MOL ‘Tabletop Drill’ Prepares for Serious Marine Incident

~Scenario has Iron Ore Carrier Colliding with Breakwater, Stranded~

Read More November 17, 2016 PR RSS

MOL Finalizes Hull Logo Design for Next-generation Car Carriers “FLEXIE”

~ New Design Aimed at Strengthening Brand Power ~

Read More November 17, 2016 PR RSS

Methanol Carrier the CAJUN SUN Delivered

~ The Last of the Series of New Vessels Featuring Dual-fueled, Low-rev Main Engine Using Methanol and Fuel Oil ~

Read More November 17, 2016 PR RSS

Newbuilding Iron Ore Carrier for Kobe Steel Named Shinzan Maru

- Environmental and Safety-conscious Next-generation Vessel Adopting Integrated Navigation System -

Read More November 17, 2016 PR RSS

The World’s First Very Large Ethane Carrier “ETHANE CRYSTAL” Delivered for Reliance Industries Limited

Read More November 10, 2016 PR RSS

MOL Presents Long-Service Awards, Hosts Family Day for Filipino Seafarers

- Appreciation for Contributions of Seafarers and Support by Their Families-

Read More November 9, 2016 PR RSS

THE Alliance announces plans for its competitive product

31 services covering all East West trade lanes with short transit times /
Fast shuttle services / Dedicated Middle East loop /
240 modern and most efficient ships /
Comprehensive port coverage with over 75 ports in
Asia, North Europe, the Mediterranean, North America and the Middle East

Read More November 8, 2016 PR RSS

MOL Launches New Services for Asia and Australia Network

Read More November 7, 2016 PR RSS

LNG Carrier CESI Gladstone Delivered for SINOPEC LNG Project

~1st in Series of 6 New LNG Carriers Built in China Marks a Milestone~

Read More November 3, 2016 PR RSS

Financial Highlights: The Second Quarter Ended September 30, 2016

Read More November 3, 2016 PR RSS

Notice of Agreement to the Integration of Container Shipping Businesses

Read More November 3, 2016 PR RSS

Philippine Coast Guard Honors MOL-operated LNG Carrier

~ Commended for Rescue of Shipwrecked Seafarers off Mindanao ~

Read More October 26, 2016 PR RSS

MOL Issues “MOL Safety Standard Specifications” Brochure

TOKYO—Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President & CEO: Junichiro Ikeda) today announced the publication of its “MOL Safety Standard Specifications” brochure.

Read More October 25, 2016 PR RSS

MOL to Launch Biannual Vessel Safety Campaign

- Forging ahead to become the world leader in safe operation –

Read More October 14, 2016 PR RSS

“MOL Body FIT Exercise” Program Receives “The Best Practice Award of Seafarers Onboard Safety, 2016 MLIT”

~ MOL’s unique approach to preventing onboard work accidents with exercises to improve physical strength and balance ~

Read More October 13, 2016 PR RSS

MOL Group Ship Management Company Co-develops Onboard Labor Management Software

~NK Expert Opinion Says Conforms to Regulations in Japan and Overseas~

Read More October 7, 2016 PR RSS

Methanol Carrier the Manchac Sun Delivered

New Vessel Features Dual-fueled, Low-rev Main Engine Using Methanol and Fuel Oil

Read More September 30, 2016 PR RSS

MOL Again Earns Listing on ESG/RI Index: Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI)

Read More September 9, 2016 PR RSS

MOL Launches New Session of ‘MOL Global Management College, 2016’

Read More September 6, 2016 PR RSS

MOL remains a valued member of FTSE4Good Global Index Series; ESG/RI Index

Read More September 1, 2016 PR RSS

MOL Group, Yokohama National University to Launch Joint Study on Practical Use of Big Data for Ocean Shipping

Read More August 30, 2016 PR RSS

MOL Receives Vessel Speed Reduction Award and Green Flag Award from both Los Angeles and Long Beach Ports

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President & CEO: Junichiro Ikeda) today announced that the company has earned recognition from the ports of both Los Angeles and Long Beach, California, for its efforts to ensure compliance with standards that call for vessels to slow down within 40 nautical miles (nm) of the shore.

Read More August 19, 2016 PR RSS

MOL Announces Name Changes of Wholly Owned Subsidiaries

Aiming to Enhance Ties within Group and Improve Customer Service by Promoting ‘One MOL’ Concept

Read More August 15, 2016 PR RSS

MOL Starts Car Carrier Services for Toyota Argentina S.A.

Opening New Route Bound for West Coast South America and West Coast Central America from East Coast South America

Read More August 12, 2016 PR RSS

MOL announced its FY2016 1st Quarter results and announces Revisions of FY 2016 Outlook

Read More July 29, 2016 PR RSS

MOL Issues “Annual Report 2016” and “Safety, Environmental and Social Report 2016”

TOKYO—Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President & CEO: Junichiro Ikeda) today announced the publication of its Annual Report 2016 on July 29, and Safety, Environmental and Social Report 2016 on August 5.

Read More July 29, 2016 PR RSS

MOL Signs Deal on Long-Term Charter Contract for Uruguay LNG FSRU Project ~ The Signing Ceremony Held in Montevideo, Aiming at Early Start of Operation ~

TOKYO—Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President & CEO: Junichiro Ikeda) today announced that Lakler S.A., 100% subsidiary of MOL, has officially agreed to conclude a long-term charter contract with Gas Sayago of Uruguay, a joint venture between Uruguay's state oil company ANCAP and state power company UTE, for a floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU) project, led by Gas Sayago.

Read More July 22, 2016 PR RSS

MOL Benefactor – First Neo Panamax Containership to Perform a Commercial Transit Through the Expanded Panama Canal

Read More July 4, 2016 PR RSS

MOL Launches Study to Equip In-service Vessels with SOX Scrubber System – Environmental Initiatives in Advance of International Regulations –

TOKYO—Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President & CEO: Junichiro Ikeda) today announced that it has entered into a joint study to equip in-service vessels with SOX scrubber system, to ensure compliance with upcoming international environmental regulations. The scrubbers eliminate sulfur dioxide (SOX) from exhaust gas, allowing vessels to meet international treaty standards for SOX emissions without using low-sulfur fuel.

Read More June 6, 2016 PR RSS

MOL Bulk Carrier Rescues Castaways ~Six survivors rescued off Indonesia in Indian Ocean~

(June 3, 2016) TOKYO-Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President & CEO: Junichiro Ikeda) today announced that on May 17, 2016, the MOL-operated bulk carrier GREAT PERSEUS safely rescued six survivors about 250 km offshore of Sumba, Indonesia.

Read More June 6, 2016 PR RSS

MOL Joins Effort to Aid Quake-Stricken Areas of Ecuador – Providing Secondhand Containers to Serve as Emergency Shelters –

(June 3, 2016) TOKYO—Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President & CEO: Junichiro Ikeda) today announced that in May, the company contributed secondhand cargo containers to serve as emergency shelters for those left homeless after the severe earthquake in Ecuador.

Read More June 6, 2016 PR RSS

MOL ‘Tabletop Drill’ Prepares for Serious Marine Incident – Scenario has VLCC collided and oil spilled in West Seto Inland Sea-

(May 24, 2016) TOKYO - Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President & CEO: Junichiro Ikeda) today announced that the company conducted a tabletop drill, based on a scenario in which a VLCC managed by its group ship management company collided with another vessel in Suonada, West Seto Inland Sea, and oil spill occurred.

Read More June 6, 2016 PR RSS

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Nippon Yusen Kaisha, “K” Line, Hanjin, Hapag-Lloyd and Yang Ming to create a new partnership “THE Alliance”

The new partnership will build one of the leading networks in the container shipping industry combining approximately 3.5 million TEU or 18% share of the global container fleet capacity.

Read More May 13, 2016 PR RSS

MOL Launches Coastal LNG Shuttle Transport Project in Indonesia ~ 1st Discharging Operation Conducted ~

TOKYO—Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President & CEO: Junichiro Ikeda) today announced that it has teamed up with a local partner in Indonesia, PT Pelindo Energi Logistik (PEL; President Director: Denny Hermanto) to launch joint operation of the LNG carrier Triputra, which conducted the project’s first discharging operation at the Port of Benoa on Bali Island.

Read More May 6, 2016 PR RSS

New LNG Carrier KUMUL Delivered to Serve PNG LNG Project

4th LNG Carrier built in China for a non-Chinese shipping company

Read More May 3, 2016 PR RSS

MOL Pledges Support for People Afflicted by Kumamoto Earthquake

Launching of a charity donation to help people afflicted by the recent earthquake.

Read More April 18, 2016 PR RSS

Next-generation Car Carriers “FLEXIE” to Feature Energy-saving Rounded Bow

~Hull Design Aims to Reduce Wind Resistance, Cut CO2 Emissions by 2%~

Read More April 7, 2016 PR RSS