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One of the world's largest containerships: the 20,000 TEU MOL Triumph

Announcing the Integration of 3 Japanese Companies' Container Shipping Business

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On October 31, 2016, Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL), Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK), and Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. ("K" Line) announced the integration of their container shipping business under the Ocean Network Express (ONE) brand. On July 7, 2017, an equity-method holding company was created in Tokyo and the operating company was established in Singapore. ONE is moving to establish regional headquarters in Hong Kong, Singapore, the U.K., the U.S., and Brazil, and launch service in April 2018.

ONE Will Offer an Expanded Network with the World's 6th Largest Fleet

MOL, NYK, and "K" Line started service as "THE Alliance" with the major ocean shipping companies in Japan and overseas in April 2017. This move created an expanded network with increased port calls in Asia, North America, Europe, the Mediterranean, and the Middle East, and enhancing direct-calling services. The three companies continue to strengthen services in Intra-Asia, Central and South America, Africa, and other regions, as well as the alliance services. ONE's fleet will total 1.44 million TEUs, making it the sixth largest in the world (based on figures as of June 2017). The new integrated company will operate 240 vessels including 31 ultra-large-scale containerships, which are typified by 20,000 TEU class ships, the largest in the world. These vessels will serve a network that covers more than 90 countries around the world.

Note) Total of 3 companies' fleet as of June 2017 (excluding released orders)
Source: Alphaliner Monthly Monitor, Jun 2017
(*TEU: conversion to Twenty-foot Equivalent Unit)

Succession of 'C.A.R.E.' Activities

The new integrated company will inherit the omotenashi hospitality services that each company has accumulated over the years as a Japanese ocean shipping line, and continue to refine these services on a global scale. Building upon the "MOL C.A.R.E." approach developed by MOL's containership business, ONE will introduce a more advanced customer information system, and meet the world's highest standards of customer service.

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