MOL and Asahi Tanker form MR pool

Japanese shipping major Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL) has formed an MR tanker pool with compatriot Asahi Tanker. Asahi MOL Tankers will own a fleet of about 25 vessels and allocate them mainly to Asia and Oceania from three bases: Tokyo, Singapore, and London. The pool starts operation today.

“The pool operation allows Asahi MOL Tankers to offer efficient, reliable, high-quality ocean transport services with the flexibility to meet diverse customer needs,” MOL stated in a release.

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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