The International Association of Classifications Societies (IACS) is pleased to announce the adoption of new Unified Requirements that will further improve the safety of Large Container Ships by enhancing consistency between pre-existing Class Society provisions in this area.
MOL - Mitsui OSK Lines
Mitsui O.S.K. Lines conducted a tabletop drill based on a scenario in which the cruise ship Nippon Maru collided with another containership while under way on the Kanmon passage.
Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. announced that it has signed a contract with Minaminippon Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. to construct four next-generation car carriers. The vessels will be delivered in 2017 and 2018 and serve on MOL’s worldwide car carrier services.
Mitsui O.S.K. Lines today announced that the company has signed a deal for construction of four 20,000 TEU containerships with Samsung Heavy Industries and also concluded an MOU for long-term chartering of two 20,000 TEU containerships with Shoei Kisen Kaisha, Ltd.
Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. announced a program of recycling “lashing belts,” which are used to hold vehicles in place aboard car carriers.
MOL President gave a new year message announcing past, present and future plans of the company and steps taken to deal with the structural problem that the containership division is facing.
The largest ship ever to enter the Thames arrived at DP World London Gateway, the UK’s new deepwater container port. The 397-metre-long, 56-metre-wide Edith Maersk has a draught of 16 metres and carries up to 15,500 TEU (twenty-foot equivalent units). Watch an amazing time-lapse video of the ship.
In response to the casualty of “MOL COMFORT” which occurred on 17 June 2013, ClassNK established the Investigative Panel on Large Container Ship Safety, comprised of leading experts from shipbuilders, shipowners and academic institutions.
Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. announced its intention to provide a monetary donation of US$10,000 to help the Republic of Liberia to cope with the rapid spread of the Ebola virus.