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Wood Chip Carrier Pro Grace Makes 1st Post-Quake Call at Port of Ishinomaki

MOL-operated wood chip carrier Pro Grace arrived at Minamihama No.1 Pier in the Port of Ishinomaki, Miyagi Prefecture, which was recently rebuilt after the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami.

 
PRLog - Dec. 1, 2011 - Supplying key raw materials to Nippon Paper Group plant

TOKYO—Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President: Koichi Muto) today announced that the MOL-operated wood chip carrier Pro Grace arrived at Minamihama No.1 Pier in the Port of Ishinomaki, Miyagi Prefecture, which was recently rebuilt after the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami.

Eight months after the disaster, the Pro Grace is the first wood chip carrier to call at Ishinomaki.

The Ishinomaki Plant of Nippon Paper Group (President; Yoshio Haga) is the company’s main plant, and sustained severe damage in the March 11 quake. Because paper production has been gradually resuming in stages since September, and production of kraft pulp is scheduled to restart in mid-December, Nippon Paper Group resumed import of wood chips.

By ensuring a stable supply of raw materials through its worldwide ocean transport services, MOL continues to work toward reconstruction of the disaster-stricken areas.


Name: Pro Grace
Length: 203.50 m
Breadth: 37.20 m
Deadweight tons (Capacity): 53,896 tons (4,085,446 cft)
Gross tonnage: 46,543 tons
Registry: Cayman Islands

NOTES TO EDITORS:

MOL is one of the world’s largest multi-modal transport companies, operating 861 vessels and employing a workforce in excess of 9,200 worldwide. MOL operates one of the largest and most diverse networks of liner and logistics services around the globe, including weekly Transpacific, Transatlantic, Americas and Asia-Europe services.  Please visit the company’s website at www.MOLpower.com.    




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   Ryuichi Nagasawa
General Manager
Dedicated Bulk Carrier Division
Wood Chip Carrier Group
Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd.
TEL: +81-3-3587-7630/FAX: +81-3-3587-7740


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