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Transporting resources from all over the world with one of world’s largest fleets

Dry cargoes cover a diverse range of items, from resources such as biomass fuels, wood chips, and coals to intermediate goods and products such as fertilizers, grain, cement, salt, and steel products.
Dry bulk transportation in the world, not to mention transportation to Japan that is dependent on imports for most of the above items, is growing increasingly brisk due to the development of the global economy and progress in international specialization.

Bulk carrier services from MOL Drybulk, which has one of world’s largest fleets, cater to diverse customer needs with safe transportation by versatile bulk carriers and multipurpose vessels that can transport diverse types of cargoes, as well as by various specialized bulkers that were designed and built in consideration of the characteristics of specific cargoes and conditions of points of loading and unloading.

With ships and vessels of various sizes, ranging from small- to large-sized bulk carriers, we provide high-quality transportation services by responding flexibly to various trades around the world.

While regulations on exhaust gas from ships and vessels are tightened globally, we at MOL Drybulk are working proactively on the research and development of ships using a next-generation fuel, or LNG that features lower environmental impact than heavy oil as the conventional fuel.

Business Divisions

Multipurpose Vessel Division

We operate multipurpose vessels equipped with 60- to 150-ton suspension cranes. We operate a fleet that enables us to cater to diverse customer needs meticulously. Our services range from the transportation of bulk cargoes between Far East and Southeast Asia, including biomass fuels, gypsum, crude sugar, rice, and fodder, to the transportation of plant-related cargoes and products such as railway vehicles and equipment. We also operate transportation services between Southeast Asian countries which are achieving remarkable growth.

Steel Product Transportation Division

We transport diverse steel products in nearby waters in Asia and on routes across the ocean, with a large fleet of vessels that are appropriate for steel product transportation. We allocate vessels flexibly and stably by taking advantage of one of the largest fleets among Japanese shipping companies. To prevent cargo damage, we have established various support systems by applying our knowledge in steel product shipping, which we have cultivated through many years of operation. We have introduced a device for preventing condensation under deck, which is now widely used in the industry. We have also acquired a patent for a new method of retaining wire rods for preventing cargo shifting. We will continue to pursue new innovative initiatives.

Dry Bulk Division I

Paper is essential in everyday life. We are involved in the transportation of wood chips and coal that are used for making paper as a raw material and a fuel, respectively. In addition, we have world’s largest fleet of wood chip carriers, or special vessels featuring large cargo hold capacity and onboard cargo-handling systems. We transport wood chips for biomass power generation using those carriers.

Dry Bulk Division II

We operate services not only between ports in Japan but all over the world with a wide variety and large number of general bulk carriers, whose size ranges from 10,000 DWT to 100,000 DWT. Taking advantage of their high versatility, we provide diverse one-stop solutions on bulk shipments, including shipments of biomass fuels, various raw materials and fuels, grain, and mineral resources.

Dry Bulk Division III

We operate Panamax bulkers (with size ranging from 70,000 DWT to 90,000 DWT) worldwide, covering the Pacific Ocean including Japan, Australia, and the West Coast of North America, as well as the Indian Ocean and the Atlantic Ocean extending from Europe to the East Coast of North America and the East Coast of South America. We mainly transport coal, coke, non-ferrous materials, wood pellets, and grain. We provide safe, competitive services by responding flexibly to changes in customers’ transportation needs and trade patterns.

Dry Bulk Division IV

We provide cargo transportation services, mainly handling nickel ores, coals, and silica sand. We provide the optimal mode of transportation based on constraints related to cargoes, ports, routes, and other factors, by giving top priority to the safe, stable transportation of materials and fuels that are essential for customers’ businesses. We aim to be a partner for our customers who not only provides maritime transportation services but also works with them in addressing the various logistics issues they face, thus growing together with our customers.

Marine Technology and Safety Division

We dispatch our marine superintendents in Kobe, South Korea, Thailand, and India as resident officers, with the Tokyo Head Office at the core. They provide a wide range of technical support for safe daily operation, including cargo handling supervision and provision of instructions on vessels. To cater to various needs, we allocate specialized marine technology supervisors to the respective cargoes based on our wealth of knowledge and experience. They help ensure the highest level of safety and efficiency of our transportation services.

  • Marine Technology and Safety Team

Ship Management and Maintenance Division

To ensure safe, secure marine transportation services for customers, we regularly inspect our ships and vessels and provide technical guidance to our crew. This is part of our commitment to maintaining the high quality of our fleet. In addition, we quickly share the necessary information about each one of the ships and vessels we operate, based on information obtained from the vessels operated by the MOL Group and the large number of ships and vessels that we operate. We thus strive to further improve the safety and ships’ quality.

  • Ship Management and Maintenance Team