Wärtsilä has signed a ten-year maintenance agreement for two LNG carriers with MOL LNG Transport Europe Ltd, a strategic move to increase the reliability of the vessels' operations and reduce operational costs.
Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL) says that a newly-launched bulk carrier which it operates is the first ship to use a new type of highly ductile steel plate.
Mitsui OSK Lines, Ltd (MOL) is pleased to announce the promotions of president Akimitsu Ashida to chairman of the board and senior managing executive officer Koichi Muto to president.
Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) has verified continuous operation of the main engine in all load ranges by increasing the output of the engine’s auxiliary blower motor.
Mitsui OSK Lines and MOL Ferry recently put their emergency response procedures to the test in a table top drill that simulated a ferry collision in Japanese waters.
Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) recently adopted the low-friction ship bottom paint named ‘LF-Sea’ developed by Nippon Paint Marine Coatings on a new building PCTC (Pure Car and Truck Carrier).
Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL) has established a ship energy efficiency management plan (SEEMP) and started its use with the MOL tanker fleet.
Exxon Mobil Corporation and Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL) recently selected Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding Group, a subsidiary of China State Shipbuilding Corporation, to build four LNG carriers in China.
Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL) has announced that its 38,000-class bulk carrier now under construction at the Minaminippon Shipbuilding will be the first ship to use International’s new silicon-based anti-fouling paint.
Mitsui OSK Lines has announced its decision to order two newbuild containerships and will be chartering five more which NOL has on order.
Mitsui OSK Lines says that FineBallast OZ, an ozone-based ballast water treatment system co-developed by MOL, MOL Marine Consulting, and others has received a certificate of compliance from the Japanese government.
Mitsui OSK Lines is to adopt the low-friction Seaflo Neo hull paint developed by Chugoku Marine Paint for its environmentally-friendly shipbuilding programme. It is initially being used on two car carrier newbuildings.
Mitsui OSK Lines and MOL Techno-Trade say that the propeller boss cap fins (PBCF), developed by MOL, West Japan Fluid Engineering Laboratory and Mikado Japan, and sold by MOL Tech, has received 2,000 worldwide orders.
Osaka Gas has entered into an agreement with Mitsui OSK Lines for joint ownership of two new LNG carriers and a placement of ship-building orders to Mitsubishi Heavy Industries.
Mitsui OSK Lines has contracted a new Capesize bulker from Universal Shipbuilding Corp, that will adopt element technologies of the company’s next-generation vessel programme ISHIN-III to achieve high fuel efficiency.
Mitsui OSK Lines, working in conjunction with Musashino, has developed a portable liquid-level gauge for vessel fuel tanks, claimed to be the first such instrument on the market.
Wendy Laursen reminds us that there are solar-collecting sails on the horizon but it may be some time before they make their way into the emissions reduction plans of most shipowners.
Mitsui OSK Lines says that the MOL-operated containership ‘MOL Summer’ has rescued 116 survivors from the ferry ‘Rabaul Queen’, which sank about 17 km east of Papua New Guinea on 2 February.
A Japanese ship operator has begun a demonstration test of a self-cleaning diesel particulate filter (DPF) system on an auxiliary engine of one of its ocean-going vessels, said to be the first such trial of a DPF.
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