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One of Japan's Largest Transport Networks Streamlines the Movement of People and Cargo

Ferry Sunflower Furano

'Casual Cruise' Option Offers a Relaxing Way to Travel

Over 1.1 million passengers use MOL Group ferries every year. Various types of passenger rooms, restaurants, luxurious public baths, and viewing decks make ferry travel a pleasure, offering ample space and a level of relaxation unmatched by any other mode of transportation.

The Ferry Osaka II is one of Meimon Taiyo Ferry's new large-scale ships



Series of Large Newbuilding Ferries Slated for Launching

New Ferry Sunflower (Artist's rendition)



In May 2017, a newbuilding ferry was launched on the route linking Oarai (Ibaraki Prefecture) and Tomakomai (Hokkaido), and another was slated to go into service in autumn. In 2018, two newbuilding ferries are scheduled for launching on the route between Shibushi (Kagoshima Prefecture) and Osaka. These ferries will offer enhanced passenger comfort, with more private rooms and upgraded barrier-free facilities. In addition, the adoption of the hybrid propulsion system realizes superior environmental performance, resulting in a ferry travel experience that is friendly to both people and the planet

A Lifeline for Logistics in Japan

Ferries are especially well-suited for transporting large volumes of goods over long distances, and play an indispensable role in linking Japan's major markets and transporting industrial raw materials and products, foodstuffs, and more. We continue to strengthen our service network covering the area from Tomakomai (Hokkaido) in the north, to Shibushi(Kagoshima) in the south. The role of our ferry and coastal RoRo ship businesses is gaining importance with Japan's modal shift in transportation as a driving force toward energy efficiency and environmental protection.

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