Dry Bulkers Designed for Specific Needs
- Oct 14, 2020Coastal Dry Bulker named "Kaiei Maru"; New Vessel Will Serve Kaita Biomass Power
- Dec 25, 2019Kyuden signs Agreement with NYK and MOL for the World's First LNG-fueled Large Coal Carrier - Reduction of GHG Emission by implementing LNG Fuel -
- Dec 12, 2019MOL Orders 2 Next-generation 'EeneX' Coal Carriers - Aiming for Energy-efficient Transport Services -
Outline of Services
Iron ore, coal, grain, wood chips, cement, fertilizer, and salt. . . so many commodities. Global resource transport has been spurred by economic growth and international trends toward specialization.
MOL dry bulk service draws upon one of the world's largest fleets to provide reliable transport that meets various customer needs, with various types of specialized carriers designed and built in consideration of different cargo characteristics conditions of loading and discharging ports. MOL not only has specialized carriers, but also a wide variety of vessels—from small to large, with the versatility to meet various trades on a global scale with high-quality transport services.
|1878||The iron-hulled steamer Hideyoshi Maru begins ocean transport of Miike coal from Kuchinotsu, Japan, to Shanghai.|
|1897||The Hikosan Maru is launched as the first Japanese-flag tramper.|
Mitsui Steamship Co., Ltd. (Mitsui Line)'s first iron ore carrier, the Yashiwosan Maru, is launched.
|1962||Osaka Shosen Kaisha (OSK Line)'s first iron ore carrier, the Harriet Maru, is launched.|
|1967||MOL's first grain carrier, the Hagoromo Maru, is launched.
MOL's first woodchip carrier, the Daio Maru, is launched.
|1970||MOL's first Capesize bulker, the Yachiosan Maru, is launched. It is Japan’s largest at the time.|
|1981||MOL's first coal carrier, the Kurotakisan Maru, is launched.|
|2007||(Then) World largest iron ore carrier, Brasil Maru is launched.
It receives the Ship of the Year 2007 award from the Japan Society of Naval Architects and Ocean Engineers.
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