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.

Ocean Carrier Rate Revision Roundup for April 11
11 Apr 2014
Multiple carriers have planned rate increases in various trade lanes in April and May, although any gains achieved could be fleeting as overcapacity and lackluster global demand continues.
MOL Comfort, courtesy of gCaptain
17 Jul 2013
The breaking apart and subsequent sinking of the bow and stern sections of the MOL Comfort in the Indian Ocean this month may have been caused by the same structural flaws that caused the 2007 wreck of the MSC Napoli.
10 Jul 2013
The remaining portion of the stricken MOL Comfort sank in about 3,000 meters of the Indian Ocean late Wednesday, four days after fire broke out while the section was being towed, according to Mitsui O.S.K. Lines.
Source: gCaptain's “MOL Comfort: Fire Continues to Rage, Nothing Left [IMAGES]”
10 Jul 2013
A fire that broke out aboard the remaining portion of the MOL Comfort on July 6 continues today. Firefighting also continues, but so far without success.
09 Jul 2013
Seaspan Corp. has accepted delivery of the container ship MOL Efficiency, bringing the company’s operating fleet to 71 vessels.
08 Jul 2013
Mitsui O.S.K. Lines has announced several organizational changes that will take effect in August:
07 Jul 2013
Fire now threatens the remaining part of the stricken MOL Comfort.
SCFI, Asia-North Europe, week of July 5, 2013. Source: Shanghai Shipping Exchange
05 Jul 2013
Spot container rates from Asia to North Europe eased slightly after a forceful rally that took rates up 174 percent as part of a July 1 general rate increase that carriers saw as perhaps their last big opportunity to achieve profitability in 2013.
05 Jul 2013
Five container lines cooperating on a joint service linking Far East Asia with Australia plan to revise the port rotation of the service to incorporate a direct call at Qingdao.
03 Jul 2013
Mitsui O.S.K. Lines today reported that the fore part of the MOL Comfort has been recovered and its towing has resumed, after it was disconnected from the tow wire during its salvage operation on July 2.
02 Jul 2013
Mitsui O.S.K. Lines reported that during the ongoing salvage operation of the MOL Comfort, which snapped in half on June 17 during inclement weather in the Indian Ocean...
27 Jun 2013
Mitsui O.S.K. Lines has reported that the aft part of its fractured MOL Comfort container ship sank today in the open sea in the Indian Ocean...

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