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October 03, 2014

MOL Donates Vessel Photos to 9 Maritime Educational Institutes in Japan
- Social Contribution Activity in Commemoration of Its 130th Anniversary -

TOKYO-Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President: Koichi Muto) today announced its donation of vessel photographs to nine maritime educational institutes in Japan in commemoration of the 130th anniversary of its foundation.

On September 25, MOL Managing Executive Officer Takaaki Inoue presented a vessel photo to Yuji Hayashi, Head of the Faculty of Maritime Sciences at Kobe University. Hayashi responded: "Students will be captivated by the sight of this merchant vessel and set their life goals. I think this is the beginning of such stories."

On September 30, in a donation ceremony at Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology, Inoue presented a photo to Principal Nobuaki Okamoto and Academic Administrator Motoji Takamasa. Principal Okamoto, "Thank you very much for donating the photo of a vessel representing MOL. I will take pride in pointing out this photo to students."

MOL has enjoyed a 130-year history of success thanks in large part to the skills and dedication of its crewmembers. The company presented the photographs to maritime training institutes in Japan that have done so much to cultivate highly skilled seafarers been backed by competent crewmembers. The company hopes that the photographs of a vessel representing MOL will serve as a compass for the young people who will forge the future of the Japanese maritime industry.

MOL takes an ongoing, proactive approach to social contribution activities as part of its effort to be a good corporate citizen.

MOL Donated Photos to the Following Institutes:
  • Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology
  • Kobe University
  • National Fisheries University
  • Toyama National College of Technology
  • National Institute of Technology, Oshima College
  • Yuge National College of Maritime Technology
  • Hiroshima National College of Maritime Technology
  • National Institute of Technology, Toba College
  • Marine Technical College


MOL Managing Executive Officer Takaaki Inoue (left),
and Head of the Faculty of Maritime Sciences of Kobe University Yuji Hayashi (right) at the ceremony


Principal of Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology Nobuaki Okamoto (left)
and MOL Managing Executive Officer Takaaki Inoue (right) at the ceremony

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