The mainstay of the world's energy supply is oil, which requires especially safe and efficient transport.
MOL's fleet includes Very Large Crude Oil Carriers (VLCCs) of more than 200,000 DWT and smaller vessels called Aframax tankers, contributing to the safe delivery of crude oil all around the world.
The fleet also has various types of vessels that meet specific cargo characteristics - product tankers that transport refined petroleum products such as gas oils, naphtha, and gasoline, chemical tankers and methanol carriers that transport liquid chemical products, and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG)
carriers. With the world's largest tanker fleet and decades of extensive experience and expertise, MOL is truly the energy expert when it comes to developing global tanker operations.
Transport of crude oil and other energy resources requires a sophisticated safe operation system backed by advanced technical capabilities. MOL focuses on enhancement of the fleet's quality as well as seafarer education and training to establish an optimum safe operation system from both hardware and software aspects.
MOL quickly responded to the mandatory adoption of double-hull structures for VLCCs under MARPOL 73/78 to help protect the marine and global environments. And the company is in the forefront of the movement to thoroughly treat ballast water, which is key to preventing environmental and habitat destruction caused by unwanted transport of aquatic organisms among different parts of the world. MOL also leads the way in adoption of cutting-edge technologies to further reduce the shipping industry's environmental impact, such as methanol-fueled engines.
To enhance the safety, reliability, and quality of its crude oil and petroleum product transport, the MOL Group has in-house ship management companies that specialize in tanker operation and share their accumulated know-how throughout the fleet.
In addition, MOL has established its own training centers around the world, providing crewmembers with education and training programs that integrate the MOL Group's extensive experience in tanker operations, including cargo loading and discharging. The company has also developed a practical training system that allows apprentice crewmembers to gain hands-on skills aboard in-service tankers.