TOKYO—Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President & CEO: Takeshi Hashimoto; Headquarters: Minato-ku, Tokyo) passed a resolution to have MOL Drybulk Ltd. (MOL Drybulk; President: Kazuhiko Kikuchi; Headquarters: Minato-ku, Tokyo) succeed its small- and medium- sized bulk carrier business, wood chip carrier business and Panamax business (excluding services for steel manufacturers and domestic electric power companies) (“Businesses”) through a company split (simplified absorption-type company split) effective as of April 1, 2022.
*Please refer to the following disclosure information for details of the company split.
As explained in December 11, 2020 press release “MOL Announces the Integration of the Dry Bulk Business, Wood Chip Carrier Business, and Mitsui O.S.K. Kinkai, Ltd., and the Establishment of a New Company.” and January 29, 2021 press release “MOL Announces Integration of Dry Bulk Business and the Establishment of ‘MOL Drybulk Ltd.’”, MOL has integrated the business activities of the Businesses since April 2021 by using methods such as outsourcing. Starting from April 2022, however, the overall capacity of dry bulk business, which is a core business of the MOL Group, will be concentrated into MOL Drybulk by integrating the organizations and personnel into MOL Drybulk through succession of businesses by company split. By doing so, the MOL Group will enhance its shipping quality and customer value proposition and will aim to further enhance its competitiveness in the dry bulk shipping market.
Overview of MOL Drybulk Ltd.
Address: Shosen-Mitsui Building 8F, 2-1-1 Toranomon, Minato-Ku, Tokyo 105-0001
Representative: Kazuhiko Kikuchi, President and Representative Director
Business: Marine transportation business, shipping agency business,
maritime shipping brokerage business and warehousing business, etc.
Establishment: March 1, 1972