In February 2017, MOL opened the Representative Office in Turkey in order to expand the presence of MOL Group in Turkey and in the area of East Med./Black Sea Countries and to propose the total services to the customers in this region. In the next years, we have started the charter of FSRU(Floating Storage Regasification Unit) for BOTAS and the LNG-fueled Power-ship Business with KARPOWERSHIP, and concluded the contract for the study of the Strategic Partnership with Turkish steel giant TOSYALI HOLDINGS.
Considering these situations and the closing of the branch of MOL Europe who did the container business for the reason of the spin-out of the Container Transportation Business from MOL to ONE(Ocean Network Express), MOL has decided to establish the Company for developing more businesses with Turkish Companies. In November 2019, New Company; MOL Turkey Denizcilik ve Lojistik Ticaret A.S. has started the operation in Turkey.
MOL had done the businesses before establishment of Representative office, MOL has been transporting the Iron Ore for ERDEMIR who the biggest steel company in Turkey for many years, and Euro Marine Logistics who is the subsidiary of MOL, has been carrying the automobiles from/to Europe. MOL Chemical Tankers are transporting the chemical materials from/to Turkey. Before privatization of Derince Port, we operated the Car Terminal for handling the exporting and importing cars and rolling units.
MOL Turkey is a small company and we could not achieve the big results in 2020 due to the limitation of activities by Covid-19, however, we have a big ambition to expand the business collaboration with Turkish Companies and hope to start the new businesses in and around Turkey. Especially we would like to develop the business in Africa with Turkish Companies.
General Manager, Off Shore Business
Deputy Country Representative /
Mitsui O.S.K. Lines Ltd.
Mitsui O.S.K. Lines Ltd.(MOL) is a multimodal transport group that meets diverse transport needs with one of the world’s largest merchant fleets and a comprehensive approach to safety.
To further contribute to economic growth, the MOL Group works towards its ideal on the global stage: becoming an excellent and resilient company that leads the worldwide shipping industry.
Throughout its more than 130 years of history, facing the extremely difficult periods like whole transporting properties loss, however MOL has grown into one of the world’s largest full-line marine transport groups by spirit of challenge and innovation” and from now on, As Safety is the top priority, we continue to support the customer needs and tackle the environmental matters and seek “Emission-Free Transportation”.
In 2020, we did more than 3,000 voyages by more than 800 vessels of the various type in the world. For example, we transported approx.69mil.MT of LNG with the world largest fleets of LNG Carriers, approx.66mil.MT of Iron Ore by one of biggest Cape size fleet mainly and approx.2.7mil. vehicles by the largest fleet of Pure Car Carriers in the world.
Vladimir Rusanov Ice breaking LNG carrier
Beluga Ace Car carrier
Awobasan Maru Iron ore carrier
In Logistics, “MOL Logistics Group” has the worldwide network with 135 locations in 26 countries around the world. They handle Sea Cargo/Air Cargo and operate many warehouses and transporting vehicles.MOL Turkey is the official agent of MOL Logistics in Turkey.Find More: https://www.mol-logistics-group.com/en/
On April 1, 2021, the small- and medium-sized bulk carrier, wood chip carrier, and Panamax businesses (excluding services for steel manufacturers and domestic electric power companies) of Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. were integrated with Mitsui O.S.K. Kinkai, Ltd. in the form of a business and organizational integration, as part of the internal reorganization of the MOL Group regarding the Dry Bulk business of Mitsui O.S.K. Lines. As a result, Mitsui O.S.K. Kinkai, Ltd. was renamed MOL Drybulk Ltd. MOLTR aim to expand their service in Med Sea region.Find More: https://www.moldrybulk.co.jp/en
“MOL Chemical Tankers (MOLCT)” is operating the specialized tankers for carrying the liquid chemical. They are operating around 90 tankers from the size of 26K to 8K DWT in North America-Japan/Asia-Middle East – Europe trade. Recently they merged the European Short-Sea Chemical Tanker Company and invested into the Tank Container company in Europe. MOLCT has been changing into “Chemical Logistic Company”.Find More: https://www.molchemtankers.com/
“Utoc Corporation” is a pioneer in heavy goods transportation in Japan. They have provided a diverse range of services related to the "movement" of things, including port unloading/loading, logistics, and plant construction services.Find More: https://www.utoc.co.jp/english/
“MOL Marine & Engineering Co., Ltd.” provides various marine consulting services relating the construction/improvement of port facilities and securing safe navigation with fully utilizing the extensive know-how of MOL.Find More: https://www.molmec.com/en/
In shipping, “Ocean Network Express(ONE)” is the Container Shipping company which established by integrating the 3 Japanese Shipping Lines (NYK, K-Line and MOL) in 2018 and MOL has 31% share in the company and transported approx.12 mil. TEU in 2019. ONE has established the own organization in Turkey (Ocean Network Express Turkey Denizcilik A.S.)Find More: https://www.one-line.com/en
MOL Group has several Japanese Domestic Ferry companies and the biggest Ferry operator in Japan. “Mitsui O.S.K. Passenger Lines (MOPAS) operates one cruising ship “Nippon Maru”.Find More: https://www.mol.co.jp/en/
“Daibiru Corporation is the real estate company and leases 24 office and building in Tokyo and Osaka. They have started the business in overseas in Vietnam and Australia.Find More: https://www.daibiru.co.jp/english/