TOKYO—Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President: Koichi Muto) today announced that it has received a certificate of appreciation from Yuichiro Hata, Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism for its support activities in the wake of the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami, including visits by the cruise ship Fuji Maru to areas stricken by the disaster.
The Fuji Maru called at three ports—Ofunato, Kamaishi, and Miyako during the week April 11-17, 2011. A total of 4,451 local citizens used free services of the vessel for meals, baths, and rest.
MOL has also provided various transport service and other support activities, and nearly a year and a half after the disaster it continues to draw on its group-wide network to promote reconstruction of the stricken areas.
<Main MOL Group support activities>
MOL Group company MOL Ferry Co., Ltd. transported about 3,700 Japan Self-Defense Forces (JSDF) personnel and 1,260 emergency vehicles headed for the quake-stricken areas from Tomakomai, Hokkaido, to Aomori.
For further information, please contact:
Junichi Nagata, General Manager
Corporate Planning Division, CSR and Environment Office
Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd.
Tel: +81-3-3587-7063/Fax: +81-3-3587-7702