The major Japanese shipping line Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL) has unveiled a number of new objectives aimed at improving its competitiveness and addressing environmental issues.
On Apr 1 this year, the line’s 135th anniversary, the president and chief executive Junichiro Ikeda gave employees details of the new Rolling Plan 2019 which has the vision for 10 years from now of “making the MOL Group a collection of businesses that has the highest competitiveness.”
The vision was unveiled after the company reviewed three main pillars. These are providing stress-free services from a customer perspective, promoting environmental strategies and developing the emission-free business into one of MOL’s core operations.
A fourth pillar, investing management resources in fields where MOL has the greatest strength, has now been added. Mr Ikeda said: “By adding the element of ‘from a customer’s perspective’ to stress-free services and taking various strategic measures to address environmental issues, we will further enhance our relative competitiveness.”
By following the first two pillars, MOL intends to more forward with five group-wide priorities as mid-term actions: marine technical skills; ICT strategy; technology development; environmental and emission-free businesses; and work style reforms.