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Launch of MOL Drybulk

Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL) is rebranding its sub-cape dry bulk segments. Last month Japan’s largest shipowner by fleet size announced it was going to lump all its bulk carriers, wood chip carriers and multipurpose vessels ranging in size from 10,000 to 100,000 dwt together into subsidiary Mitsui OSK Kinkai.

“The Dry Bulk transportation service that each business units have been providing to meet the requirements of their various customers will be improved to a higher level by maximizing the synergies from this reorganization,” MOL said in a release at the time.

The company today decided to rebrand the expanded division to MOL Drybulk, effective from April 1.

Kazuhiko Kikuchi is set to replace Kenichi Nagata at the newly rebranded division.

Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.
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