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MOL-operating Coal Carrier Soma Maru Received ‘Bulk Ship of the Year’

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The SOMA MARU

The SOMA MARU

~ New Ship Type Commended for Versatility and Environmental Performance at IBJ Awards 2014 ~

 TOKYO—Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President: Koichi Muto) today announced that the Soma Maru, the coal carrier which serves for Tohoku Electric Power Co., Inc. (President: Makoto Kaiwa; headquarters: Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture), was named the “Bulk Ship of the Year” at the IBJ Awards 2014 held in Rotterdam on November 17.

Held annually by the U.K.-based maritime industry magazine “International Bulk Journal”, The IBJ Awards recognize and honor companies and organizations in various fields for their contributions to the global bulk carrier industry.

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The Soma Maru was jointly developed by Sanoyas Shipyard (President: Takashi Ueda; headquarters: Kita-ku, Osaka) and MOL, and is a state-of-the-art coal carrier with a wide-beam/shallow-draft design, various safety features and energy-saving specifications. The vessel was singled out for its versatility and environmental performance.

MOL continually strives to be a worldwide leader in the safe, reliable transportation of natural resources and energy.

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