The Liquefied Cargo Transport Expert
MOL's fleet includes very large crude oil carriers (VLCCs) of more than 200,000 DWT and smaller vessels called Aframax tankers, contributing to the stable delivery of crude oil all around the world. The fleet also has various types of vessels that meet specific cargo characteristics - product tankers that transport refined petroleum products such as gas oils, naphtha, and gasoline, chemical tankers that transport liquid chemical products, and methanol carriers.
Methanol is drawing attention as an environmentally friendly fuel that can reduce nitrogen oxide (NOx) and sulfur oxide (SOx) emissions. Ahead of other companies, MOL is constantly adapting cutting-edge technology such as dual-fuel engines capable of running on either methanol or fuel oil.
To optimize customer service and provide safe and efficient transport, MOL integrates its high-level expertise in crude oil and petroleum transport with group ship management companies that specialize in tanker operation. In addition, we provide specialized seafarer education and training for tanker operation and cargo loading and discharging at our training centers, and have developed a practical training system in which apprentice crewmembers actually serve aboard a tanker.
|1936||Mitsui & Co., forerunner of Mitsui Steamship Co., Ltd. (Mitsui Line) launches its first tanker, the Otowasan Maru.|
|1952||Mitsui Line's first post-WWII tanker, the second-generation Otowasan Maru, is launched.|
|1962||First tanker built by Mitsui Line, the Orion Maru, is launched.|
|1969||Japan Line's first VLCC, the Japan Canna, is launched. It is Japan's largest at the time.|
|1983||Japan's first large-size ocean-going methanol carrier, the Kohzan Maru, is launched.|
|1992||Navix Line's first double-hull tanker, the Stena Concert, is launched.|
|1995||MOL's first double-hull VLCC, the Atlantic Liberty, is launched.|
|1999||World's largest methanol carrier, the Millennium Explorer, is launched.|
|2003||Japan's first vessel designed to transport ammonia, the Gas Oriental, is launched.|
|2016||World's largest very large ethane carrier (VLEC), the Ethane Crystal, is launched.|
|2019||MOL Chemical Tankers Pte. Ltd. enters the tank container business.|
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