Monday , 23 September 2019
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MOL President: Koichi Muto announced yesterday (June 27) that a decision had been made to order two container ships (8,600 teu ) from Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd., with delivery slated for 2013. Along with eight 8,100 teu ships already in operation, the new vessels will be deployed to Asia-Europe routes.

MOL orders two container ships

The company also reached an agreement with NOL Group (one of MOL’s partners in The New World Alliance) for a three-year charter of five large containerships (14,000 teu) of 10 that NOL Group has on order. The five chartered ships will be delivered in 2013 – 2014 and will serve with the other five operated by APL on Asia-Europe routes.

“Expansion of the fleet will secure needed capacity on the East-West route and allow us to provide high-quality, competitive services. MOL is reviewing the need for an expansion of the fleet on not only East-West trades but also all other routes for the benefit of our customers,” said Junichiro Ikeda, MOL’s CEO.