Mitsui O.S.K. Lines

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.

01 Nov 2014
The three largest Japanese container lines, MOL and “K” Line and NYK Line, all reported improved container shipping revenues in the six months from April through September but saw profits go in different directions. The results showed the effects of limited improvement in Asia to Europe rates but revealed challenges in port congestion in Asia and cascading of larger ships into north-south trades as mega-vessels are delivered into Asia-Europe.
02 Jul 2014
DP World London Gateway has gained its fifth service since opening in November 2013, following Hapag-Lloyd and Mitsui O.S.K. Lines’ merger of their Europe-West Africa joint services.
09 Jun 2014
Container shipping veteran Richard “Dick” Craig was promoted to CEO of Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. America on June 9.
08 May 2014
MOL Liner, Evergreen Line and Cosco Container Lines plan to launch a direct weekly service from Asia to West Africa in June.
01 May 2014
A temporary space shortage on the trans-Atlantic is looming thanks to implementation of the G6 Alliance in that trade lane.
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.
03 Apr 2014
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Federal Maritime Commission yesterday unanimously voted to allow the G6 Alliance to expand into the Asia-U.S. West Coat and trans-Atlantic routes.
18 Mar 2014
Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics today was fined ¥3.5 billion (about US$34.6 million) by the Japanese Fair Trade Commission for participating in a cartel...
Port of Shanghai
12 Mar 2014
Carriers’ schedule reliability from Shanghai to Oakland, Calif., showed the greatest variation in eastbound Asia-to-Southern California route performances...
20 Feb 2014
The six members of the G6 – Hapag-Lloyd, NYK Line, OOCL, Hyundai Merchant Marine, APL and Mitsui O.S.K. Lines – today released details on the port rotations...
Source: gCaptain’s “A Look Back: MOL Comfort Incident Photos [25 Photos]”
06 Feb 2014
Mitsui O.S.K. Lines has confirmed to the JOC that it has filed a lawsuit in Tokyo against Mitsubishi Heavy Industries for damages related to the MOL Comfort incident.
NYK Line vessel
03 Feb 2014
Japanese carriers NYK Line, MOL and “K” Line posted combined losses of more than 14.5 billion Japanese yen (about US$144.4 million) in the first three quarters of fiscal year 2013...