MitsuiO.S.K Lines (MOL) is one of the worlds largest, most versatile andmost potent shipping companies.
The MOL of today harnessesa work force of over 16,500 people and a fleet exceeding 500 vesselsof about 34 million dead weight tons. Every year, nearly 2600 MOLvoyages criss-cross the globe to link over 200 ports in more than100 countries.
MOL offices all over the world are linked bya state-of-the-art network that gives customers instant access to arange of information -- vessel and cargo tracking, scheduling, billsof lading, booking. And we continue to improve our informationtechnology (IT) systems to offer more convenient services such asonline schedule information, cargo tracking, and booking.
TheCompany operates worldwide shipping services with containerships,bulk carriers, specialized carriers, liquefied gas carriers, and oiltankers to earn revenue from ocean freights, charter hires, andvessel operation commissions. Subsidiaries and affiliates in thissegment are separated into three sub-categories: ship operatingcompanies directly involved in cargo transportation using owned orchartered vessels to earn ocean freights as revenue; companies whichown vessels and charter out their vessels to ship operatingcompanies in the MOL Group; and ship management companies whichprovide manning, ship maintenance, and other ship managementservices.
In additions to the main business of maritimetransportation, MOL offers a variety of complementary servicesthrough an extensive network of subsidiaries and affiliatesthroughout Japan and other countries.