NOAA Honors MOL
Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) is pleased to announce that the United States National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary has honored MOL with an award for the company's participation in the 2016 Vessel Speed Reduction (VSR) incentive program. Launched in 2016 by NOAA's Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary, Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District, Ventura County Air Pollution Control District, National Marine Sanctuary Foundation and Volgenau Foundation…
Armstrong Named VP MOL (America)
MOL (America) Inc. welcomed Ronnie Armstrong to the position of vice president, area operations. He leads MOL (America) Inc.’s vessel and equipment management, intermodal services, contract management, and cost control and planning groups for the United States and Canada and has functional accountability for operations in Mexico and the Caribbean. He reports to Richard Craig, President & CEO, MOL (America) Inc. Armstrong joins MOL (America) Inc. after 20 years in the container shipping industry…
MOL Names Nakamura as SVP Transpacific, Caribbean and Latin Trade
MOL (America) Inc. welcomes Junya Nakamura as Senior Vice President of Transpacific, Caribbean, Latin (West Coast South America) Trade. For the Transpacific Trade, he will report to Richard Hiller, executive vice president, MOL Line and for the Caribbean and Latin Trade, he will report to Yutaka Hinooka, chief operating officer, MOL Liner, Ltd. Nakamura joined MOL in 1985, most recently serving as general manager of the MOL (Japan), Ltd. administrative group. He earned his undergraduate bachelor of law degree from Waseda University and has also held positions in container operations…
Craig Named President and CEO of MOL America
MOL Liner Ltd. has announced that Richard “Dick” Craig has been promoted to President and CEO of MOL (America) Inc. effective June 24, 2014. He has 34 years of experience in the container shipping industry including over 11 years with MOL. MOL Liner Ltd.’s President & Chief Executive Officer Toshiya Konishi said, “Dick was instrumental in bringing MOL (America) Inc. up to one of the most efficient and productive organizations within MOL Liner in the last 10-plus years. Craig, currently the executive vice president, sales and operations of MOL (America) Inc., joined MOL (America) Inc.
Checchi Named VP at MOL America
MOL (America) Inc. said that Michael Checchi will enter the position of vice president, area operations, where he will lead MOL’s equipment, intermodal services, contract management, and operations administration groups for the United States and Canada. He will report to Richard Craig, executive vice president for sales and operations. Checchi served as the director of intermodal operations for OOCL for the past 13 years where he directed rail and motor carrier services procurement. He has also served in various operations roles with Matson Intermodal System, Inc.
MOL America Announces Corporate Sales Changes
MOL (America) Inc. issued a release announcing several changes to its North American sales management, including the promotion of Richard Craig to the position of executive vice president, sales and operations. Additionally, Richard Jung, who currently assistant vice president of sales, central region, has been appointed to assume the duties of vice president of sales in replacing Dennis Sheehan, vice president of sales, who has decided to leave MOL (America) Inc. to pursue other opportunities.
Obama, Foxx Visit Major U.S. Port
U.S. President Barack Obama visited MOL’s TraPac Jacksonville terminal with U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx on July 25 as a part of his economic tour. President Obama and Secretary Foxx were met by TraPac General Manager Dennis Kelly, JAXPORT interim CEO Roy Schleicher and ILA representative Fred Wakefield, who escorted and briefed them during the visit. Following the visit, President Obama also delivered a speech in which he discussed the importance of port investment. “We’ve got to create more jobs today doing what you’re doing right here at JAXPORT,” the President said.
Transpacific Trade Organizational Changes
MOL has announced the following organizational changes which will take effect in August 2013. These changes will further build the MOL organization as one that customers and employees can continue to count on. Calvin Duffaut, assistant vice president, yield management and corporate communications for MOL (America) Inc. has been promoted to vice president, yield management of MOL Liner and will relocate to Hong Kong. Duffaut joined MOL in 2007 after many years of management experience in trade management…
MOL Appoints Tim Harrington to Lead MOL Canada
MOL (America) Inc. President and Chief Executive Officer, Tsuyoshi Yoshida, has named Tim Harrington to serve as Vice President, Canada and head the MOL (Canada) Inc. liner organization. Harrington will be responsible for sales, customer service and operational activities to serve the Canadian market. Harrington will be stationed in Toronto and will report directly to Richard Craig, Senior Vice President of Operations of MOL (America) Inc. Harrington has over 25 years of shipping industry experience in sales, marketing, pricing, and general management.
Port of L.A. Recognizes Green Initiatives
The Port of Los Angeles honored 26 shipping and cruise lines for their participation in the Port’s Vessel Speed Reduction Program (VSRP), an initiative that involves the lowering of vessel speeds when ships approach the Port. The VSRP has resulted in significant decreases in diesel particulate matter, sulfur oxide and nitrogen oxide emissions into the environment since it was established in 2001. For the first time, the Port also honored 12 ship carriers for their participation in the Environmental Ship Index (ESI)…
MOL (Canada) Inc. to Serve Canadian Liner Market
Effective August 1, 2013, Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. will begin operating in Canada as MOL (Canada) Inc. MOL (America) Inc. and Montship, Inc. today jointly announced that their liner agent agreement will expire on July 31, 2013. Montship has successfully represented MOL’s Canadian liner services for over 53 years and both MOL and Montship are pleased with the long-standing partnership. All other agent agreements between MOL’s non-liner divisions and Montship will continue without interruption.
MOL Closing in on Steady 90% Performance Target
MOL (America) Inc. announce intermodal transit on-time performance results for January-March 2013. MOL’s overall intermodal transit on-time performance was 71% for January-March 2013, for the three origin ports in Asia, to the six inland destinations in the United States. MOL did not perform at or above the 90% target for any of the origin/destination combinations in January-March 2013. However, the result for the PSX to Memphis was 87% and the result for the PCX to Dallas was 86%. • Late arriving vessels.