MOL rationalises ferry and ro-ro operations

2023-06-13T20:40:20+00:00 June 13th, 2023|Marketing|

Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL) is to integrate two wholly owned ferry and coastal ro-ro vessel operating companies into MOL Sunflower Ltd.

The new company brings together MOL Ferry Co, Ltd and Ferry Sunflower Limited.

It will continue with the ‘Sunflower’ brand, which has been a part of Japan’s logistics for half a century and continues to offer cruise travel.

MOL Sunflower will begin operations on 1st October, offering enhanced services as Japan’s largest ferry and coastal ro-ro vessel operator, with six regular routes and 15 vessels in service.

In April, 2023, MOL established the Headquarters of Wellbeing & Lifestyle Business as an organisational structure to support the expansion of its non-shipping businesses.

MOL placed the ferry and coastal ro-ro vessel business, which has a strong business-to-consumer (BtoC) operation, as well as real property, cruise ship, and other businesses within the new division.