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Press Releases from Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (12 total)

MOL Establishes Its Subsidiary MOL (Peru) S.A.C.

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President: Koichi Muto) today announced that the company established a subsidiary, MOL (Peru) S.A.C., in Peru. The country was chosen because it shows more stable growth than other South American nations. With the new subsidiary, MOL will consolidate its business structure and further expand north-south containership routes to further improve customer services. Outline of New Company Name : MOL (PERU) S.A.C. Location : Lima (capital of Peru) Business start : May 2,

MOL Acquires Competence Management System (CMS) Certification from DNV

TOKYO—Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President: Koichi Muto) today announced the certification of its own seafarer education and training program by Oslo-based Det Norske Veritas (DNV). The MOL Rank Skill Training and Evaluation Program (MOL RankSTEP) received DNV certification for compliance with the Competence Management System (CMS) on April 13. CMS is a management system that improves education programs by identifying gaps between the skills seafarers currently possess and the

MOL to Start Safety Campaign

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President: Koichi Muto) today announced the launch of a six-week safety campaign targeting all MOL-operated vessels, starting on April 15. President Muto, executives, and other personnel will visit vessels to exchange information and opinions with on-board employees. The campaign is intended to achieve the goal of "Four Zeroes” – Never allow (1) serious marine accidents, (2) oil pollution, (3) fatal accidents, or (4) serious cargo

MOL Conducts Table Top Drill Centering on Grounding and Fire Involving LNG Carri …

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President: Koichi Muto) today announced the completion of a table top drill based on the scenario of a fire in the engine room of the MOL-operated LNG carrier Grand Mereya in Tsugaru Strait, resulting in the vessel running aground. The 1st Regional Coast Guard Headquarters also cooperated in the drill, one of a regular series of events to help MOL prepare for unexpected incidents at

MOL upgrade network: Asia –Mexico, West Coast South America products

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President: Koichi Muto) today announce the upgrade of Asia – Mexico (CWL) and West Coast South America (MSX) services. MOL and the consortium partners (K Line and NYK) will consolidate the present two loops (WL1, which is operated by nominal 4,400teu class ships and WL2, which is operated by nominal 2,500teu class ships) and will deploy over-panamax vessels, nominal 5,600-6,500 teu class ships, on

Collision of Containership MOL Maneuver

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President: Koichi Muto) today announced that the MOL-operated containership MOL Maneuver collided with the containership Zhen He while under way on the open seas southeast of Hong Kong, on February 22, 2012, at around 17:45 p.m., Japan time. None of the crew was injured and no oil leak has been observed. The MOL Maneuver is capable of sailing under its own power. Meanwhile, we are investigating

MOL Announces On Time Arrival Performance Results for October - December 2011

MOL today updated On Time Arrival Performance results for October - December 2011 for the major East-West trade lanes as part of an ongoing effort to upgrade and improve the quality of services MOL Liner offers. Measurement criteria are: • Scope of trade lanes is Asia-U.S. West Coast, Asia – U.S. East Coast, Transatlantic, and Asia – Europe. •

MOL Introduces Technology to Eliminate Particulate Emissions from Vessels

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President: Koichi Muto) today announced the start of a demonstration test of the Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) system installed on the diesel engine used for power generation on an MOL Group-operated ocean-going vessel. This is the world’s first application of the self-cleaning DPF on an ocean-going ship. With research support from Nippon Kaiji Kyokai (ClassNK), MOL and Akasaka Diesels Ltd. have jointly developed a DPF system

MOL-operated Containership Rescues 116 Shipwreck Survivors off Papua New Guinea

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President: Koichi Muto) today announced that the MOL-operated containership MOL Summer rescued 116 survivors from the ferry Rabaul Queen, which sank about 17 km east of Papua New Guinea. According to local reports, the Rabaul Queen with about 350 passengers aboard was under way from the port of Kimbe on New Britain Island to Lae in Papua New Guinea. On the morning of Thursday, February 2, the

MOL announces its FY2011 3rd Quarter Results

MOL today announced its FY2011 3rd Quarter Results. To view them, please go to the following link: http://www.mol.co.jp/ir-e/financial/financial_r.html 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

The New World Alliance to Launch New Trans-Atlantic Service

Seoul, Singapore, Tokyo, 19 January 2012 –The New World Alliance (TNWA) – APL Co. Pte Ltd (APL), Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM) and Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL) today announced the launch of a new Trans-Atlantic service connecting Europe and the UK with the US East Coast and Panama. The Americas Europe Express (AEE) service is TNWA's third dedicated Trans-Atlantic service. It offers multiple weekly sailings from major US and European ports, as

MOL Jointly Develops Portable Liquid-level Gauge for Fuel Tanks

TOKYO, 19th January 2012—Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President: Koichi Muto) today announced that MOL and Musashino Co., Ltd. have jointly developed the world’s first portable liquid-level gauge for vessel fuel tanks, which reduces workload needed to measure a ship’s fuel level during bunkering and enables more accurate measurement. This will reduce the crew’s workload, and help prevent incidents such as fuel spills from overfilling. [Features of portable liquid-level gauge for