Tapping into one of its major business fields, Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL) has established MOL Auto Carrier Express (MOL ACE) as global brand in the car carrier service. MOL will start to use MOL ACE beginning July 1.
MOL’s carrier service network includes offices and agencies in approximately 140 nations around the world, and the MOL Group operates about 120 car carriers that transport automobiles, buses and trucks as well as other large cargos such as machinery and trailers used in construction. MOL provides a range of related services such as overland transport of completed vehicles, coastal transport and terminal operations in six nations, mainly in Asian markets.
In 2012, MOL launched newbuild hybrid car carrier Emerald Ace; and in April of this year, it announced the next-generation of car carriers, the FLEXIE series, which adopt a new deck design. The MOL ACE brand recalls MOL’s long history of vessels with "Ace" in the name, reflecting decades of innovation in environmental concern and higher levels of safety and technology, the company said, adding that the newly established global brand aims to embody the company’s determination to build on these traditions as it grows in the global market.