MOL News Highlights for 2020
- Looking at MOL from Press Releases Access Rankings -
December 24, 2020
TOKYO-Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President & CEO: Junichiro Ikeda) today announced access rankings for its news releases during 2020.
1. Grounding/oil leak incident involving Wakashio
When looking back at 2020, MOL must never forget the grounding and oil spill incident involving the MOL-chartered bulk carrier Wakashio off the island of Mauritius.
While MOL continually takes the initiative on measures to restore the environment and contribute to society and communities, the company has introduced an exclusive web page outlining the incident, environmental recovery and social contribution plans, and measures to prevent the reoccurrence of such incidents in the future.
2. Developing environment and emission-free initiatives into core businesses
This is one of the three core strategies of the management plan "Rolling Plan (RP) 2020." MOL introduced environmental-friendly, sustainable initiatives aimed at achieving the target of reducing greenhouse gas (GHGs) emissions, as stated in MOL Group Environmental Vision 2.0, and beyond that, zero emissions.
- "Wind Hunter Project" Starts -Zero-Emission Project with Wind Propulsion and Hydrogen-
- MOL, Tohoku Electric Power Sign Deal for Transport Using Coal Carrier Equipped with Hard Sail Wind Power Propulsion System (Wind Challenger)
- 'e5 Consortium' Established
- MOL Signs Long-term Charter Contract for Methanol Carriers with Waterfront Shipping and Construction of Newbuilding Vessel
3. Provision of "stress-free services," from the customer's perspective
As the second strategy in RP2020, MOL introduced initiatives aimed at improving customer satisfaction under the key words "digital" and "the environment," such as measures to improve customer satisfaction through effective use of information and communication technology (ICT), development of one-stop service by consolidating the help center, and proposal-based sales that address environmental needs.
- MOL Launches 'Lighthouse' Information Platform for Customers
- MOL Introduces 'MOL Service Website'
- Initiative to Realize Autonomous Sailing Ready to Start Demonstration Voyages
- MOL announces the integration of the Dry Bulk business, Wood Chip Carrier business, and Mitsui O.S.K. Kinkai, Ltd., and the establishment of a new Company.
- Introducing the MOL COILPORTER®, a Differentiated Product for NVOCC Business
- MOL Becomes 1st Japanese Car Carrier Operator to Obtain VSPS Certificate from Australia's Department of Agriculture
4. Concentrating investment on management resources, centering on offshore business
As the third strategy in RP2020, MOL introduced projects in which it is investing management resources, deliberately and selectively focusing on its offshore business, even as the business environment has been changing moment by moment under the COVID-19 pandemic.
- MOL signs Charter Contract for 3 Ice-Breaking LNG Carriers for Arctic LNG 2 Project in Russia
- MOL Signs Asia's 1st Service Operation Vessel Time Charterer and Shipbuilding Contract for Greater Changhua Wind Farms in Taiwan
- Total and Mitsui O.S.K. Lines Officially Name The World's Largest LNG Bunker Vessel: Gas Agility
For other press releases, not listed above, please visit "Press Releases 2020" on the MOL website.
In 2021, MOL will continue to promote its business activities as the sustainable company of customers' choice, with safety as its first priority.