Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Another Shipping Group Steps Up With Disaster Relief

MOL Offer Free Shipping to Pakistan After Floods
Shipping News Feature

JAPAN – PAKISTAN – WORLDWIDE – The catastrophic floods in Pakistan have meant a scramble to arrange the logistics to convey and distribute essential life saving supplies to the stricken country. Once again the freight community has been seen as among the first to react, offering more than just sympathy. This time Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL) have stepped up with an extraordinary offer of help.

In addition to giving tens of thousands of dollars the bulk and container shipping group have offered the services of one of their containerships to carry goods by sea freight to the country. Interested parties can ascertain their nearest MOL office or agency to arrange carriage but these must be aid supplies from governmental institutions or government-approved aid organizations to be shipped to Pakistan for flood relief.

Goods will be transported from direct call ports on MOL routes to be offloaded at Karachi. Aid supplied to be delivered to MOL container yards at the pertinent ports of call before the end of October 2010. As shipping capacity is limited, transport of those supplies will be on a first-come first-shipped basis.

It will take years for Pakistan to recover from a disaster which has directly affected over twenty million people but currently time is of the essence.

For more details contact: Kenji Jitsu, General Manager,CSR and Environment Office, Corporate Planning Division,Mitsui O.S.K. Lines

Tel: 0081-3-3587-7063       Fax: 0081-3-3587-7702         E-mail: plemo@mail.mol.co.jp