News Release

Wednesday, 05 August 2015

MOL Welcomes Marine Technology Grad Students from Delft University of Technology


- Exchanging Opinions about the Latest Marine Technology and MOL Business Activities -

 

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President & CEO: Junichiro Ikeda) today announced that it welcomed 34 Delft University of Technology students in a visit to the Tokyo Head Office.  The students, working toward master’s degrees in marine technology, were on a three-nation tour that took them to Japan, China, and South Korea to learn about marine technology and the maritime industry in Asia.

 

During their visit, MOL representatives explained the company’s history, business outline, and initiatives on the environment, and showed them through the Safety Operation Supporting Center (SOSC), which helps ensure the safety of vessels at sea.  The professor, who accompanied the students, made a presentation on issues such as the impact of climate change on floating facilities including FPSO. Then, MOL employees enjoyed an active exchange of opinions with the professor.

 

The professor added, “We are very grateful for the opportunity to visit the headquarters of MOL - the biggest shipping company in the world.  In a perfectly organized visit, we learned elements of MOL’s Safety, Environmental and Social Report 2015.  It became clear for us that MOL is very well balanced between safe and environmentally friendly shipping on the one hand and profitability on the other hand,” and a representative of the students presented a memento to MOL.

 

MOL Group continually engages in international exchange activities as an ocean shipping company with a global network.

 

(*1) Delft University of Technology

The oldest engineering university in the Netherlands, headquartered in Delft. Established in 1842, it is one of Europe’s most prestigious universities, and is highly regarded around the world.

(*2) FPSO

It stands for Floating Production, Storage and Offloading system. These facilities produce crude oil offshore, store produced crude oil in tanks in the facility, and discharge it directly to tankers for transport.

 

Participants tour SOSC.

 

MOL Technical Division GM Kenta Arai (left) receives a memento from a representative of the students (right).

 

A group shot with participants

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