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North America

Count on the Best and the Brightest in the Industry!

Open Sea recognizes and congratulates employees of MOLAM, MCS, and Mitsui O.S.K. Bulk Shipping (USA) (MOBUSA) celebrating five, 10, 15, 20, and even 25-year service anniversaries in 2012. These are truly people that our customers can count on!

Service Award 2012

MOL (America) Inc.

New Regional KPIs Added to Count On MOL Performance Measurement Program

MOL (America) Inc. (MOLAM) has continued to expand its commitment to the Count On MOL performance measurement program first announced on March 5. MOLAM has announced three new regional key performance indicators (KPIs) and is sharing the results on www.CountOnMOL.com. The new KPIs are: Documentation Accuracy, Rail to Vessel Connections, and Intermodal Transit On-Time Performance. In addition, each month, MOLAM announces regional KPI results and updates its print and online advertising to reflect the results.

To read about these new KPIs and results, please see the following press releases:


Please click here for print advertisement “It’s all about performance.”

Documentation Accuracy Rail to Vessel Connections

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MOL Secures Disney Business at TraPac

Photo courtesy of JAXPORT
Second from the left is Dennis Sheehan, vice president of Atlantic Services.

Walt Disney Parks and Resorts has started importing most of the merchandise headed to its Central Florida parks through the TraPac Container Terminal at Dames Point, a shift that underscores the port’s growing attractiveness to shippers while also supporting statewide efforts to move Florida cargo through Florida seaports. The move also reflects the significance of MOL’s investment in JAXPORT and commitment to Jacksonville.

Florida Governor Rick Scott and Lt. Governor Jennifer Carroll joined Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown, JAXPORT CEO Paul Anderson, Florida Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Mark Wilson and MOL (America) Vice President Dennis Sheehan in welcoming special guests from Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, U.S., Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Anthony Connelly, and surprise guest Mickey Mouse to the TraPac docks for the announcement.

“This is what all of us in Florida want,” said JAXPORT CEO Paul Anderson. “We want the products our Florida citizens and visitors buy brought in through our ports, not brought by truck or train from somewhere out-of-state. Step by step, one container at a time, we are working to bring the jobs and dollars that come along with the movement of those goods back home where they belong. Shippers, importers, and exporters around the globe - and now one of the world’s most beloved brands — are recognizing that we offer an alternative here in Jacksonville that makes good business sense.”

“A large part of our commitment to Jacksonville is to share the benefits associated with growth in our volumes with the region and the state,” said MOL (America) Vice President Dennis Sheehan. “This is a partnership, with all of us doing our part to make business gains which then translate into opportunity for everyone.”

“Bringing a majority of our Florida-bound cargo through Jacksonville is a direct result of the port’s ongoing improvement efforts,” said Anthony Connelly, senior vice president and chief financial officer for Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, U.S. “This is not only a smart business decision but will also enable us to continue to build on the positive impact we have on Florida’s economy.”

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MOL Chicago Softball Team Returns to Action

Some members of the 2012 MOL Chicago co-ed summer softball team gather after a grueling double-header.

With the sport of softball’s historic beginnings in Chicago, the Chicago office has fielded co-ed teams the past three years with varying degrees of success.

“The summer 2012 season began with the MOL Gators on a hot streak, utilizing a winning combination of timely hitting and flawless fielding,” said team captain Jay Nam, analyst, Transpacific pricing. “As the summer warmed up and the schedule toughened, the Gators continued to demonstrate great teamwork regardless of the outcome.”

The team finished with a record of 5-7, capped by a thrilling, come-from-behind, extra-inning 12-11 win to complete the season. The Gators have been fortunate that a fan-base made up of numerous colleagues could be counted on to come out and regularly support the team.

The team was captained by Jay Nam (pricing analyst, Transpacific Pricing), Kelli Nesbitt (senior analyst, refrigerated services) and Paul Sisco (analyst, customer service support and development) with a supporting cast of numerous others including: Tsunemichi Mukai, Antionette Ray, Chris Barloga, Dan Clancy, Heather Black, Hector Rodriguez, Jennifer Zhang, Jonathan Martin, Kevin Mulligan, Marsel Oxhaku, Michael Wu, Mickey McGuire, Mike Cooper, Mike Marron, Nick Abernathy, Rolando Jimenez, Shawn Duffy, Silvia Simpson, Timothy Pajak, Toukta Phonharath, Trevor Vernon, and Veronika Moya.

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MOL Chicago Celebrates Earth Day and Volunteers at Forest Preserve

In celebration of Earth Day 2012, employees from the MOL (America) Inc. Chicago Office joined in a volunteer workday at the Danada Forest Preserve in Wheaton, Illinois, on Saturday, April 21.

The group took part in brush cutting, planting, and exotic weed removal and had a very positive reaction to the experience, as evidenced by some of the comments received afterwards.

“I enjoyed doing something with co-workers as a team outside of work that helped the community,” said Dredrick Browning, regional sales support manager.

“My favorite part was the opportunity to do something good for the earth on a Saturday morning that otherwise might have been lazy,” said Toshihiko Sato, manager of Transpacific Trade Management. “I was surprised how quickly we were able to get rid of the weeds.”

“I liked being outside on such a pretty day,” said Jennifer Zhang, analyst, management reporting. “Since I haven’t visited forest preserves very often, I’d like to participate in such an outing again.”

“I enjoyed volunteer day at Danada, it was a lot of fun,” said Charity Gerena, administrator, office services. “It was a very educating experience and I look forward to volunteering in the future.”

The workday was the second event by MOL (America) held in conjunction with the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County in suburban Chicago. To read about the previous volunteer event, held in the summer of 2011, please visit:
http://www.mol.co.jp/opensea/1110_gc-na.html

green team red team
Volunteers carry tools and plants to the worksite at the beginning of the day. Tsunemichi Mukai, vice president, Transpacific, Caribbean, & Latin Trade, Janet Charintranond, administrator, and Dredrick Browning, regional sales support manager, prepare for a hard day of volunteer work.

green team red team
Tsuyoshi Yoshida, Chairman/President/CEO, and Jennifer Zhang, analyst, management reporting, work together on a planting project. The group pauses for a photograph at the end of the day.

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MOL (Panama) Inc.

Paintball in Panama

MOL Panama’s Coastal Logistic Center, Vessel Operations Center, and administration recently participated in a team-building get together by playing the unique sport of paintball.

“A total of four teams battled through a mini paintball tournament of two games each where not only strategy and team skills were developed but also as a result of the activity a much stronger bond between all staff was created,” said Jamie Lobo. “It was a great day spent among co-workers and for sure you can count on us!”

The Red Team was the winner.

green team red team
Green Team, from left: Hunter Ng, Hussein Vergelli, Boris Tejada, Danilo de Gracia, Charles Belden, and Naomi Singh Red Team, from left: Alberto Alvarado, Rogelio Ng, Alaing Carrasquilla, Paul Crompton, Donald Kant, Alexandra Sanchez, and Valery Cordoba

blue team yellow team
Blue Team, from left: Miguel Rodriquez, Alfredo Vargas, Roberto Herrera, Jackeline Gonzalez, Leonardo Brown, Jasmin Garibello, and Addyno Brunette Yellow Team, from left: Rafael Perez, Carlos Bryon, Yaribel Sanchez, Jaime Lobo, Francisco Martinez, Rafael Lanas, and Rody Lanas

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Congratulations: Births
Justin Josue Gonzalez Delcid
Zulay Delcid, space controller for the East Coast, and her husband Jose Gonzalez welcomed the birth of their son Justin Josue Gonzalez Delcid on February 1, 2012. Justin was 7 pounds, 14 ounces and 20.8 inches long.

Diego Alejandro Vanegas Angulo
Kathia Angulo, PCLC cargo coordinator for the East Coast, and her husband Jose Antionio Vanegas welcomed the birth of their son Diego Alejandro Vanegas Angulo on May 4, 2012. Deigo was 8 pounds, 3 ounces and 19.7 cm long.

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Snapshot of a Rainbow
rainbow Bonnie Holbrook, sales administrator, captured a picture of a rainbow from her front porch. “There may not have been a pot of gold at the end but the vibrant beauty will satisfy me,” said Holbrook.

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