05-17-2011 09:16 PM CET - Logistics & Transport

MOL Raises ¥55 Million to Assist Rescue and Relief Efforts

Press release from: Image Line Communications Ltd
PR Agency: Image Line Communications ltd.

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President: Koichi Muto) today reported that it has donated a total of about ¥55 million to the Japan Red Cross Society and Central Community Chest for the Great East Japan Earthquake relief efforts. MOL raised the donation among MOL Group executives and employees through a massive, group-wide effort to support victim relief and reconstruction of quake-stricken areas, in which many of them participated.

Immediately after the earthquake, MOL donated ¥50 million as a company and then launched the fundraising drive within the group. The donation initiative started in Japan, but soon MOL Group subsidiaries and affiliates, ship management companies, business partners, and others around the world threw their support behind the effort, and eventually a total of 88 companies took part, including MOL, and the donation came to about ¥55 million. In addition, seven overseas group companies have donated separately through their local Red Cross organizations and other agencies.

The MOL Group pledges continued efforts toward reconstruction of the quake-stricken areas by providing vessels to transport aid supplies and other activities.


MOL is one of the world’s largest multi-modal transport companies, operating 861 vessels and employing a workforce in excess of 9,200 worldwide. MOL operates one of the largest and most diverse networks of liner and logistics services around the globe, including weekly Transpacific, Transatlantic, Americas and Asia-Europe services. Please visit the company’s website at www.MOLpower.com.

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Corporate Planning Division, CSR and Environment Office
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