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March 17, 2015

'MOL Safety Conference 2015' Programs Held
- Four Conferences Aim at Becoming the World Leader in Safe Operation -

TOKYO-Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President: Koichi Muto) today announced that the company has held MOL Safety Conference 2015 programs in four places worldwide.

Date City (country) No. of participating MOL Seafarers
February 18 Mumbai (India) 120
March 4 Dubrovnik (Croatia) 140
March 11 Tokyo (Japan) 70
March 16 Manila (The Philippines) 200

Each conference opened with powerful messages from MOL President Koichi Muto: "Our company formulated the midterm management plan STEER FOR 2020 in April 2014, and set a goal of seeking for long-term stable profits, which do not rely on market conditions. Safe operation is essential to gain trust from customers and to achieve the target. We have continuously achieved 'Four Zeroes' (zero serious marine incidents, zero oil pollution, zero fatal accidents, and zero cargo damage) over about two years. I hope all of our crewmembers on the frontlines will continually work toward safe operation." Senior Managing Executive Officer Masaki Nemoto, who also serves as Director-General of the Safety Operations Headquarters, and many other MOL executives and staff members also participated in the conferences, and actively exchanged opinions with seafarers through presentations, group discussions, and so on. Activities focused on two main themes: "safety behaviors to prevent fires and injuries" and "passing on marine technology to inexperienced crewmembers."

In addition to the conference, on March 10, a session aimed at enhancing compliance was offered, and participants reaffirmed the importance of acting in conformity with social norms and corporate ethics.

Since 2007, the MOL Safety Conference has been held annually in the group's main seafarer source nations with the main objectives of explaining measures to enhance the safety of MOL Group operations and exchanging opinions with crewmembers around the world. MOL continues its efforts to become "the world leader in safe operation" through those activities.


MOL President Koichi Muto making speech on the Safety Conference


Scene of the group discussion at Dubrovnik, Croatia

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