News Release

Monday, 03 February 2014

MOL (America) Inc. eCommerce Commercial Team Kicks Off

FEBRUARY 3, 2014 – Lombard, IL – MOL (America) Inc. is pleased to announce the establishment of an eCommerce Commercial Team whose primary objective is to enhance customers’ experience via eCommerce activity on the website. Effective February 1, 2014, the team began direct engagement of customers to help customers take full advantage of the value that can be produced for their business by utilizing the right kind of automated solutions.

“Our eCommerce initiative is designed to meet the challenges of an increasingly digital business environment,” said William J. Corcoran, vice president of business process and information technology. “We anticipate that direct engagement of our customers to find mutually beneficial ways to utilize modern technology will help us to become a leading and trusted ocean carrier for eCommerce activity.”

Craig Coates, recently named as director and project manager of the initiative, said that the team has been preparing to fully launch substantial upgrades in performance and functionality.

“We are allocating the resources necessary to ensure that MOL customers benefit from technology,” said Coates. “We’ve made improvements to nearly all of our modules, including track & trace, booking, documentation, schedules, and reporting. We’re confident that customers will be pleased with the results and we look forward to working closely with each customer to address their individual needs.”

Coates, who has over 20 years of experience in logistics and transportation, has participated in start-ups and introduced B2B initiatives in many areas of logistics over the course of his career. The eCommerce Commercial team also includes analysts in various technology functions, including documentation, track & trace, reporting, security, data analysis, and booking. Additional MOL team members are assigned to electronic data interchange (EDI) projects.

About MOL

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL) has the world’s largest ocean shipping fleet. Backed by experience and technologies developed over 130 years, MOL moves today’s global economy. MOL operates specialized bulk carriers for iron ore, coal, and woodchips; tankers that transport crude oil and LNG; car carriers; cruise ships; ferries and coastal liners; and containerships that deliver a variety of finished products as part of the largest and most diverse global network of liner and logistics services. MOL (America) Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of MOL.  The company’s website is To view MOL’s key performance indicators, visit

For more information, please contact:

Timothy Pajak, Corporate Communications Specialist
MOL (America) Inc.
Tel: 1-630-812-3844
/ Fax: 1-630-812-6443