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MOL to Start Safety Campaign

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MOL's President Koichi Muto

TOKYO—Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President: Koichi Muto) today announced the launch of a six-week safety campaign targeting all MOL-operated vessels, starting on April 15.

President Muto, executives, and other personnel will visit vessels to exchange information and opinions with on-board employees. The campaign is intended to achieve the goal of “Four Zeroes” – Never allow(1) serious marine accidents, (2) oil pollution, (3) fatal accidents, or (4) serious cargo damage – set out in the mid-term management plan “GEAR UP!MOL, “ which began in April 2010.

Proposals and ideas gained through discussions with seafarers will be shared throughout the MOL Group and with other MOL- and MOL Group-operated vessels, with the aim of further enhancing the safe operation structure.

Outline of campaign

1. Campaign period April 15 to May 31, 2012

2. Specific topics for opinion and information exchange Exchange opinions with personnel on MOL Group-operated vessels based on the following recent cases, with the goal of achieving “Four Zeroes.”

  •   Collisions and grounding accidents
  •   Work-related injuries
  •   Engine trouble disabling a vessel

3. Target vessels MOL-operated vessels (dry bulkers, tankers, LNG carriers, car carriers, containerships) MOL Group company-operated vessels (ferries, cruise ships)

4. Vessel visitors All of executives and employees (Including overseas subsidiary)

MOL is one of the world’s largest multi-modal transport companies, operating 861 vessels and employing a workforce in excess of 9, 200 worldwide. MOL operates one of the largest and most diverse networks of liner and logistics services around the globe, including weekly Transpacific, Transatlantic, Americas and Asia-Europe services.  Please visit the company’s website at www.MOLpower.com.

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