Safe, Stable, and Environmentally Friendly Car Carrier Services
- Sep 16, 2020MOL Becomes 1st Japanese Car Carrier Operator to Obtain VSPS Certificate from Australia's Department of Agriculture
- Dec 17, 2019MOL and e5 Lab Launch Study on Hydrogen Hybrid Pure Car Carrier - MOU Aims at Development of Zero-emission Vessels -
- Sep 30, 2019MOL Group Successfully Develops Car Carrier Allocation/Loading Plan with Fundamental technologies of AI - Significantly Improving Efficiency in Planning and Validation with 'Mathematical Optimization' -
Outline of Services
In 1965, MOL was the first Japanese shipping company to operate a vessel designed specifically to carry automobiles, to handle Japan's soaring automobile exports. Since then, as the frontrunner in automobile transport, we have expanded our safe, reliable services, which precisely meet the needs of globalizing automakers, with a group-wide fleet of 111 vessels.
In the early days, we operated car carriers with a capacity of 1,200 units. Today's vessels are designed to accommodate various types of self-propelled cargoes, from passenger cars to construction machinery, and can transport about 6,800 units (standard passenger cars) at once. The FLEXIE series vessel, which made its debut in 2018, has 14 decks, six of which offer adjustable height to accommodate a diverse range of customer cargoes, from automobiles and trucks to construction machinery and trailers. Furthermore, the rampway has a load capacity of up to 150 tons, allowing this ship to handle virtually anything that needs to travel by car carrier. MOL also focuses considerable effort on reducing the environmental impact of its vessels, proactively introducing hull designs that reduce wind resistance for greater fuel efficiency and adopting solar power generation systems.
MOL offers safe, reliable, high-quality car carrier services under unified global brand "MOL Auto Carrier Express (MOL ACE)." MOL-operated car carriers are immediately recognizable by their names, which include "ACE." This conveys MOL's history in constantly striving for advances in environmental protection and technological innovation. Backed by this tradition, MOL is committed to further expansion in global markets under the MOL ACE banner.
|1965||The Oppama Maru is launched as Japan's first RoRo-style vessel equipped with cargo handling equipment specially designed for automobiles.|
|1971||The Canada Maru, MOL's first pure car carrier (PCC) is launched.|
|2003||The Courageous Ace is launched. Featuring a wind-resistance-reducing design, it receives the Ship of the Year award.|
|2012||The Emerald Ace is launched as the world's first hybrid car carrier, equipped with a solar power generation system and rechargeable batteries.|
|2018||The first vessel of the next-generation FLEXIE series, the Beluga Ace is launched, and earns the Good Design Award 2018 and the Ship of the Year award.|
Watch the Beluga Ace in service and check out some of its features at the "MOL Official Channel" on YouTube.
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