MOL starts cross-system connection of the digital platform “Lighthouse” with Nippon Steel Corporation

President and CEO of Mitsui OSK Lines, Ltd.: Takeshi Hashimoto announced today the launch of a cross-system link between “Lighthouse” (Note 1), a platform designed for bulk carrier customers to share information about ocean transportation and supply and to provide the demand management system of Nippon Steel Corporation.

So far, Nippon Steel has obtained information on sea transportation in raw material procurement through information exchange with various shipping companies, including MOL on a limited basis. By linking Nippon Steel’s supply-demand management system with Lighthouse, the customer can obtain a wide range of sea transportation information, such as: B. Schedules and cargo information, not only for ships operated by MOL, but also for other shipping companies, constantly monitor and update the conversion of more information into useful data.

MOL will use data and digital technology to help customers optimize their supply chains, not just in ocean transportation but throughout the supply chain from raw material sourcing to production, and transform their business models for the better. The aim is then to reduce the environmental impact of sea transport and achieve net-zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by improving service and quality in line with customer needs, for example by improving operational and transport efficiencies.

MOL Group will continue to earn the trust of a wide range of stakeholders while offering high quality transport services and new added value as a group through the use of digital technology.

(Note 1) Lighthouse is a service that allows those involved in the transportation process, such as shippers and ship operators, to view various types of information related to sea transportation, such as: B. ship, securely, consistently and in real time to exchange and monitor schedules, weather, sea conditions and data on cargo and contracts, individually for each customer. Please see the following earlier press release for details.

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