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Merger of MOL Group Companies to Form Core Company in the Philippines

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL) has unveiled its strategic move to consolidate its two subsidiaries in the Philippines into MOL Enterprise (Philippines) Inc. This merger aims to fortify business operations in the Philippines, a region poised for significant economic growth, aligning with MOL Group’s regional strategy outlined in the “BLUE ACTION 2035” management plan.

MOL’s subsidiaries, EcoMOL Inc. and MOL Bulk Shipping Philippines (MOLBulk-PH), have played pivotal roles in the maritime industry in the Philippines. EcoMOL has been instrumental in reducing greenhouse gas emissions by enhancing operational efficiency, while MOLBulk-PH has managed the operations of dry bulk carriers.

In this restructuring initiative, EcoMOL will undergo a name change to MOL Enterprise (Philippines) Inc. and will serve as the surviving entity, effective April 2024. The operations of MOLBulk-PH will be seamlessly integrated into the new entity by June of the same year.

The formation of the Business Development Division within the new company signifies a strategic shift towards exploring new avenues of growth in the Philippines. Apart from strengthening the shipping business, the division will actively pursue investment opportunities in non-shipping sectors like logistics, real estate, and offshore wind power.

President & CEO of MOL, Takeshi Hashimoto, emphasized the significance of this merger, stating, “Our integration efforts reflect our commitment to optimizing operations and capitalizing on growth opportunities in the Philippines. By consolidating our resources and expertise, we aim to enhance our presence and contribute to the economic development of the region.”

This strategic move underscores MOL’s dedication to sustainable growth and innovation in the maritime and logistics sectors. With the Philippines emerging as a key market for maritime trade and investment, MOL is well-positioned to leverage its strengths and drive value for stakeholders while fostering economic development in the region.

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