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Door -to-door service: MOL combines a range of shipping modes to ensure timely, reliable service.
The New World Alliance covers major ports in Japan, Asia, North America, and Europe
MOL formed The New World Alliance (TNWA) with APL of the United States and Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM) of South Korea in early 1998. Since then, we've launched about 100 fastest containerships to serve transpacific (U.S. East Coast/West Coast), Asia/Europe, and transatlantic routes, offering a global service network and increased service frequencies. As a result, we have achieved the shortest transit times in the shipping industry, making our TNWA service the most competitive in the world. In the next few years, we will continue to upgrade our fleet with the addition of large, advanced new containerships.
The containership
MOL Efficiency
The containership
MOL Integrity
The containership
MOL Priority
MOL offers high-quality services around the world
MOL's advanced logistics network covers Asia, Middle East, Russia, Africa, South America, Australia, and New Zealand, with links to east-west routes. In all, we serve about 40 routes and 70 fleets all over the world, meeting the logistics needs of today's global business.
MOL Container Terminals: The key crossroads in the total logistics network
MOL owns seven container terminals, not only in Japan but also in key ports around the world: Tokyo, Yokohama, Osaka, Kobe, Los Angeles, Oakland, and Bangkok. These state-of-the-art facilities showcase the shipping and logistics techniques MOL has developed and adopted over the past century.
Gantry crane
DST (double-stack train)
A range of inland transportation options
MOL service doesn't stop at the water's edge. In the United States, double-stack train (DST) service links ports with major inland markets, for fast, reliable deliveries. In Europe and Southeast Asia, MOL relies on trains, trucks, ferries, coastal liners, and barges to reach even the most remote areas.
MOL Total Group Logistic Services
Global Network of MOL
We meet the needs of customers all over the world by drawing on the resources of MOL Group companies including MOL Logistics (Japan) Ltd. Our network includes 162 offices and 410,000m2 of warehouse space in 53 countries, as well as MOL's worldwide Liner service network.
We provide the best logistics solution for you based on true "Market-In" concept
MOL believes that, today, logistics services required by customers are to provide not only port-to-port ocean transportation but "TOTAL LOGISTICS SOLUTIONS". We like to be a "Logistics Service Provider", creating and developing best practice suitable for each valuable customer with full use of leading-edge Information Technology.
At MOL, we go beyond the "Product Out" approach to sell existing services, such as port-to-port ocean transportation. We, first of all, listen to your needs, share problems you are encountering, and work for you to create new solutions that address your specific logistics needs. That leads to our "Market In" strategy.
Our "Ocean Consolidation Business (OCB)" strongly supports your SCM

We, MOL Group, under the brand name of "MOL Logistics", are putting a great deal of effort into Ocean Consolidation Business (OCB) in our service portfolio. "OCB" is the efficient transportation service that we consolidate goods produced by multiple venders in China or S.E.Asia at origin CFS, e.g. at Hong Kong or Shanghai, and stuff them into container(s) to transport toward the ultimate consignee, such as retailer and garment industry.

Through our OCB service, we believe it can bring you a drastic cost saving, and MOL Group supports you in full range from origin points to your premises (warehouse and/or D/C wherever designated by customer) as premier consolidator.
MOL Car Carrier
"MOL serves the global auto industry while a large, flexible fleet and innovative operations"
MOL launched the Japan's first ship designed to transport cars. Since then, our service has expanded from handling Japanese exports to serving global auto production centers -- Japan/South Korea, North America, Europe, and Southeast Asia. Today's car carriers are designed to ship all types of motor vehicles, from automobiles to construction machinery. Since the cargo can move under its own power, these roll on/roll off carriers need no specialized loading equipment other than rampways used to drive the vehicles on and off the ships. The largest car carrier in service today can accommodate 5,300 vehicles on 13 cargo decks.
The car carrier
Eternal Ace
The car carrier
Camelia Ace
The car carrier
Mercury Ace
Car compounds -- innovative logistics service centers
MOL attracted the attention of the world's automobile industry in 1992 with the opening of car compounds in the Australian ports of Melbourne and Brisbane. These innovative facilities provide comprehensive logistics service for car imports, from inventory control, off-loading and washing to installation of audio systems and other optional equipment. This not only reduces costs to car buyers, it also reduces damage to vehicles by eliminating the need to truck them first to inland processing centers.
The car carrier
Sapphire Ace
The car carrier
Planet Ace
The car carrier
Bravery Ace
Safe, speedy, reliable service that meets international quality assurance standards
In 1998, MOL acquired ISO9002 certification for booking, ship management, and other activities related to car carrier operations. The certification covers our headquarters and major subsidiaries in Japan, Europe, and the United States. In 2000, the company acquired ISO9001(:2000) certification for all operations in Japan as part of its ongoing effort to improve the quality of its services. MOL customers around the world can count on safe, speedy, reliable service that meets strict international quality assurance standards.
MOL Bulk Carrier
MOL has the size and flexibility to meet customer needs anywhere in the world
MOL bulk shipping services meet a wide range of needs, transporting dry cargo in highly specialized ships. We handle about 30% of Japan's raw material imports. And with the combined power of our bulk shipping operations, we can meet customer needs all over the globe.
The self unloader bulker
Energia Centaurus
The Capesize bulk carrier
Mona Linden
The Wood chip carrier
Our bulk shipping services provide a lifeline to worldwide industry, ensuring a fast, safe, reliable source of raw materials
Our bulk carriers transport huge volumes of dry cargoes such as iron ore, coal, wood chips, alumina, cement, salt, and other vital raw materials. Some of our ships are called specialized carriers -- that is, they are custom-designed to transport a specific cargo. The three major dry bulk cargoes are ore, coal, and grain, and our fleet transports these commodities all over the world, as well as other dry cargoes wherever the customer needs them. We also operate heavy lifters designed to transport large industrial machinery, and specialized carriers with on-board equipment for loading and discharging cargo.
The type 77 shallow draft bulker
The handymax bulker
KN Arcadia
The small handy bulker
Sea Navigator
MOL Tankers
MOL plays a key role in the global energy trade, operating the world's largest tanker fleet.
Petroleum is the world's main energy resource, requiring a safe, efficient worldwide transportation system. The oil tanker fleet includes very large crude carriers (VLCCs) that displace more than 200,000 dwt as well as mid-size and small tankers. In addition, product tankers transport refined petroleum products such as light and heavy oils, kerosene, naphtha, jet fuel, and gasoline. Our fleet also includes specialized tankers for methanol, a key ingredient in products including formalin, paint solvents, and MTBE gasoline additives. Another vital cargo transported by our tanker fleet is liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), which is used as a household fuel in Japan. MOL customers count on our tanker fleet to provide, safe, reliable, environmentally friendly worldwide transportation of these vital cargoes.
In energy transport, the focus is on safety
The Methanol Carrier
Millennium Explorer
Advanced technologies and thorough safety measures are indispensable in the transport of energy resources. MOL takes all possible measures to ensure the safe operation of our tanker fleet, and eliminate the risk of accidents and spills. For example, at our independent training centers, we provide officers and crewmembers with extensive education and training based on our decades of experience in energy transport. In addition, we are continually upgrading our safety technology and expanding our fleet of double-hulled tankers. By the end of fiscal year 2006, MOL plans to complete the replacement of its entire tanker fleet with double-hulled vessels.
The Methanol Carrier
Noble Spirit
The LPG Carrier
Great Tribune
The Product Tanker
Vemillion Express
MOL - LNG Carrier
The worldwide leader in LNG transport
In recent years, liquified natural gas (LNG) has gained considerable attention as a clean, abundant source of energy, and demand has increased among electric and gas utilities. MOL is the leader in this expanding field, involved in about one-third of worldwide LNG transport projects. For example, in 1993, we led a Japanese consortium that signed one of the largest LNG shipping contract ever --- a 25-year deal in which 10 advanced new ships will transport ‚U million tons of LNG a year from Qatar to Japan. As the leader of the consortium, MOL is responsible for ensuring a safe, stable energy supply for Japan.
The LNG carrier
Al Wajbah
LNG Simulation Center
Singing a contract to expand the Qatar-Japan LNG Project
Signing the service agreement with the Sultanate of Oman in May 2003
Working with both LNG producers and users
But MOL's LNG operations are not limited to Japan. In January 2001 and in July 2002, MOL signed long-term charter contract with the Government of the Sultanate of Oman. We are continuing to expand our LNG business, working closely with potential customers in producing areas such as the Middle East, Indonesia, and Australia, and keeping track of trends in major LNG consuming regions such as Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, North America, and Europe. LNG has tremendous potential to fuel economic development around the world, and MOL is positioned to maintain its leadership in this dynamic field.
The LNG carrier
Norman Lady
The LNG carrier
Senshu Maru
The LNG carrier
Northwest Swallow
MOL - Cruise Carrier
"Making dreams come true with luxury cruise services"
Pioneering the cruise market
The turning point for Japan's cruise industry came in 1989 with the launch of Fuji Maru. This 23,340 gt ship can carry 600 passengers in a level of luxury unparalleled by any previous Japanese vessel. The elegantly appointed Fuji Maru features such amenities as a sky lounge, salon, dining room, theater, and swimming pool. As cruise vacations gained popularity among Japanese travelers, a sister ship, the Nippon Maru, joined the fleet the following year. These two advanced vessels offer the flexibility to meet the diversifying demands of the market.
A cruise for everyone
Mitsui O.S.K. Passenger Lines, Ltd. (MOPAS) and Nippon Charter Cruise, Ltd. meet a wide range of customer needs as a leader in the passenger cruise market. These cruise routes, which offer world-class levels of comfort, luxury, and safety, cover the globe - Japan coastal tours, Southeast Asia, Micronesia, the Americas, Oceania, and Australia. Cruise programs and schedules are also designed to meet many different customer desires and budgets. Based on leisure cruises that allow travelers to fully enjoy the pleasures of a sea voyage, MOPAS offers various cruises including the World Youth Program sponsored by the Japanese government. Nippon Charter Cruise offers friendship voyages sponsored by local governments, while its main business centers on chartered corporate cruises for incentive and training programs, as well as marketing anniversary cruises and so on to the public.
The cruise ship
Nippon Maru
The cruise ship
Nippon Maru
The main lobby of the cruise ship
Nippon Maru
MOL - Ferry & Domestic Transportation
Door to Door, Sea to Land:
MOL offers a new level of speed and precision
Ships are the most efficient means of transporting large volumes of cargo over great distances. MOL is maximizing the natural advantages of marine transport in Japan's domestic market by expanding its network of ferry and coastal liner services. These fast, efficient vessels are the perfect link between Japan's coastal industrial areas and its major consumer markets. From Hokkaido in the north to Kagoshima in the south, MOL's service network links every city in Japan. The ultra high-speed cargo ferry Sunflower was launched in September 1999. Traveling at 30 knots, the speedy new ship cut transit time between Hokkaido and Tokyo by one-third -- from 30 to 20 hours. This service operated by Shosen Mitsui Ferry Co., Ltd. is also a model project backed by the Ministry of Transport's "Modal Shift Program", intended to promote environmental protection. All over Japan, the MOL Group facilitates the movement of people and goods, with door-to-door multimodal services for seaports and inland markets and producers.
The ferry
Sunflower Tomakomai
A ferry discharges its cargo.
The ferry
Blue Diamond
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