Press Release


Press Release

March 17, 2016

'MOL Safety Conference 2016' Programs Held
- Four Conferences Aim to be the World Leader in Safe Operation -

TOKYO-Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President & CEO: Junichiro Ikeda) today announced that from late February through mid-March, the company held MOL Safety Conference 2016 programs, targeting MOL Group seafarers, in four locations worldwide.

Date City (Country) No. of participating MOL Seafarers
February 19 Mumbai (India) 120
February 24 Tokyo (Japan) 60
March 9 Manila (The Philippines) 190
March 16 Dubrovnik (Croatia) 170

Each conference opened with a powerful message from MOL President & CEO Junichiro Ikeda: "Our company has accumulated over 130 years of history and grown into one of the world's largest ocean shipping companies. Crewmembers' constant efforts on safe operation support this growth, winning our customers' trust in the safety and reliability of our ocean cargo transport services. Let's forge ahead to further enhance safe operation under 'One MOL' as a global team."

Senior Managing Executive Officer Masaaki Nemoto, who also serves as Director General of Safety Operations Headquarters, and many other MOL executives and staff members also participated in the conferences. They made presentations on "lessons from previous incidents," "preventing fires onboard," and other themes, hosted group discussions among seafarers and executives of MOL group ship management and manning companies on ways to improve safety, and actively exchanged opinions with them about "safe operation moving forward."

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

MOL President & CEO Junichiro Ikeda
delivering his opening speech
at the conference in Mumbai

During the conference in Manila

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