3 MOL Group-managed Vessels Recognized by Japan's Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism and Meteorological Agency - For Contributing to the Development of Meteorological Service through Ongoing Efforts to Report Ocean and Weather Data -
June 09, 2022
TOKYO-Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President & CEO: Takeshi Hashimoto) today announced that three vessels, managed by its group companies MOL LNG Transport Co., Ltd. (MOLLNG: President: Toshihiko Ota; Headquarters; Headquarters: Minato-ku, Tokyo) and MOL Ship Management Co., Ltd. (MOLSHIP; President: Takakage Imai; Headquarters: Minato-ku, Tokyo), received the Ministry Award(Note 1) from Japan's Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism Ministry and the Director-General Award (Note 2) from the Japan Meteorological Agency for their significant contribution to development of meteorological service by observation and reporting of weather and sea conditions.
[Japan's Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism's Ministry Award]
[Japan Meteorological Agency's Director-General Award]
Since it is difficult to collect meteorological observation data at sea, the Japan Meteorological Agency and other meteorological institutes all over the world generate meteorological data such as weather maps based on data from vessels underway. This meteorological data not only helps provide daily weather forecasts and marine weather forecasts, but is also used to monitor and research global warming and climate change.
The Japan Meteorological Agency recognizes the parties that contribute to reporting maritime meteorology or ocean observation every year on June 1, Meteorological Day. The LNG EBISU, LNG MARS, and the EMINENT ACE were selected this year for their ongoing efforts to report marine weather observations over many years, contributing to the development of the agency's meteorological service operations, and received letters of appreciation.
MOL is committed to assisting the Meteorological Agency by providing meteorological observation data and contributing to safe vessel operation and global environmental conservation as a corporation that synergistically and sustainably grows with society.
(Note 1) Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism's Ministry Award:
The award recognizes vessels that have received the Meteorological Agency's Director-General Award, met the standards of the Award, and showed outstanding performance in submitting many reports.
(Note 2) Meteorological Agency's Director-General Award:
This award honors vessels that have continually observed weather for more than five years, and submitted more than 100 reports every year and more than 500 reports in total for the most recent two years.
[MOL Group 5 Sustainability Issues]
MOL Group will contribute to realize a sustainable society by promoting responses to the sustainability issues, which are identified as social issues that must be addressed with priority through the business.
We anticipate this initiative to contribute especially to the realization of "Safety & Value -Provide added value through safe transportation and our social infrastructure business-", "Environment -Conservation for Marine and global environment-" and "Human & Community -Contributing to the growth and development of people and communities-".