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MOL starts LNG shipmanagement out of Hong Kong

Japan’s Mitsui OSK Lines’ (MOL) newly established LNG carrier management company, MOL LNG Transport (Asia), has begun shipmanagement operations with its first vessel, effective yesterday, April 18.

MOLLNG (Asia) was established in Hong Kong in September last year.

“As MOL becomes involved in the operation of a growing number of LNG carriers, it intends to play a central role in ship management, particularly in the Asia-Pacific region, to meet an anticipated increase in LNG shipments bound for Asia,” the company said in a release today.

Currently, MOL is involved in the operation of about 70 LNG carriers, and aims to further expand its fleet.

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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