Mitsui O.S.K. Lines

MOL, or Mitsui O.S.K. Lines Ltd., is an international shipping company based in Tokyo, Japan. Created after a 1964 merger, MOL owns a fleet of container ships, bulk carriers, tankers, LNG carriers and other vessels. MOL also offers logistics services and technology services and operates ferries and coastal liners.

MOL posted revenues of US$16.05 billion in 2013-- down 8.1 percent on a year-on-year basis. The company recorded a net loss of $1.9 billion, up 83.4 percent from the previous year’s net loss of $316.4 million.

MOL was the 14th-ranked container carrier in U.S containerized import trade in 2013, with volume of 662,069 TEUs, up 13.9 percent year-over-year, giving it market share of 3.7 percent. It was No. 15 in U.S. containerized export trade in 2013, with volume of 370,562 TEUs, up 5.3 percent year-over-year and market share of 2.9 percent. For more carrier rankings see the JOC’s Top 40 Container Carriers special topic.

10 Jul 2017
NYK's head of container shipping Jeremy Nixon will lead the new Japanese carrier ONE.
07 Jul 2017
Japan's three major carriers have officially formed the One Network Express in Tokyo.
06 Jul 2017
Jacksonville needs to deepen its harbor in order to regularly handle the larger ships from Asia able to traverse the Panama Canal’s new locks.
03 Jul 2017
Japan's three major carriers say the new joint venture liner shipping company is ready to be established.
22 Jun 2017
The decision comes just days before the new joint venture Ocean Network Express was expected to be formed.
31 May 2017
The name of the joint venture container line that will be formed from the merger of Japan's three main carriers has been announced.
23 May 2017
According to analysts, low freight demand, overcapacity, and the consequent tightening of profit margins has placed shipbuilding on a sort of hiatus, but it won't last.
16 May 2017
Share prices of Japan’s top three shipping firms are languishing.
10 May 2017
The Japanese lines may as well fast track their merger following the voting down of their proposed agreement by the FMC on jurisdictional grounds, as the new line is unlikely to be blocked.
02 May 2017
The US Federal Maritime Commissioners voted 4-0 to reject ‘K’-Line, MOL, and NYK Line’s plan to share information with each other ahead of the merging of their container operations in July
28 Apr 2017
The next 12 months will be good for Japan's top three carriers that are predicting a profitable 2017/18 financial year.
03 Apr 2017
“We are well positioned to deliver profits this fiscal year and beyond.”