MOL creates chief safety officer position

Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL), which has been hit by more than its fair share of accidents over the past decade has appointed a chief safety officer.

The new position will supervise the planning of strategies and conduct measures to ensure the safety and quality of operations of MOL and its entire fleet, and give necessary advice to executive officers responsible for business divisions.

Also announced today amongst a raft of group changes at the Japanese shipping giant MOL will integrate the supervising functions at its shipmanagement arm for tankers, dry bulkers, car carriers, and containerships to establish a new marine technical management division to manage the fleet, with the goal, the company stated in a release today, of establishing MOL as the “world leader in safe operation”.

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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