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March 23, 2011

Post-quake Update on Support for Victims of the 2011 Tohoku - Pacific Ocean Earthquake
- MOL Group Companies Transport Aid Supplies to Quake-stricken Areas -

TOKYO - Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President: Koichi Muto) today reported that the group companies listed below purchased food, water, and other daily necessities, and took them to the Ohi Logistics Center, Tokyo, where they were loaded into a 40-foot container and delivered by truck to the logistics warehouse in Sendai on the morning of March 23. This is part of our group-wide support program aimed at delivering aid supplies to victims of the 2011 Tohoku-Pacific Ocean Earthquake, using our group network and transport capabilities.

The group companies in Japan have purchased aid supplies from western and southern Japan, as well as from China and South Korea, and had them sent to the Ohi Logistics Center in Tokyo, which acts as aid supply hub, for delivery to destinations given by the authorities (including the Tohoku region disaster areas).

Further, MOL will donate ¥50 million to the relief fund, and we estimate that aid supplies will also total about the same amount in the final analysis.

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  • Breakdown of aid supplies
    • Drinking water, ultra heat treated (UHT) milk, curry in retort pouches, canned food, instant ramen, and other foods.
    • Blankets, gas camp stoves, gas canisters, toilet paper, disposable diapers, and other daily necessities.
  • Group companies involved in the support activities
    Gathering up aid supplies:
    MOL Techno-Trade, Ltd., Mitsui O.S.K. Passenger Line, Ltd., Mitsui O.S.K. Kosan Co., Ltd., Ferry Sunflower Limited
    Domestic transport:
    Ferry Sunflower Limited, International Container Transport Co., Ltd., MOL Ferry Co., Ltd., Japan Express Co., Ltd.(Kobe)
    Collection and warehousing:
    Japan Express Co., Ltd. (Yokohama)

(Photos: Loading aid supplies at the Ohi Logistics Center)

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