JUNE 12, 2015 — Japan's Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. is rebranding its car carrier business as "MOL Auto Carrier Express (MOL ACE)."
It will start to use "MOL ACE" as its global brand in the car carrier service, which is one of its major business fields, beginning July 1, 2015.
MOL's car carrier service network includes offices and agencies in about 140 nations around the world, and the MOL Group operates about 120 car carriers, which transport other large cargoes such as machinery and construction trailers as well as automobiles, buses and trucks.
MOL also provides a broad range of related services such as overland transport of completed vehicles, coastal transport, and terminal operations in six nations, mainly in rapidly growing Asian markets.
MOL launched the world's first newbuilding hybrid car carrier, the Emerald Ace, in 2012, marking a significant advance in environment-friendliness. And in April of this year, it announced a next-generation of car carriers, the FLEXIE series, which adopt a new deck design.
The "MOL ACE" brand name is a reference to MOL's long history of vessels with "Ace" in the name.