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A century-old relationship

As Singapore developed and grew economically, so did Mitsui OSK Lines and today the Republic is a key hub for the company's worldwide operations.
Wednesday, April 22, 2015 - 05:50
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"The shipping business is one in which Singapore has a distinct advantage in that it is where the world's shipping companies, oil majors, traders, brokers, financial institutions, legal firms and insurance companies are concentrated. Hence, it makes lots of sense to have it as one of the strategic hubs for MOL's business." - Mr Sonobe

MITSUI OSK Lines' (MOL) connection to Singapore dates back more than a century when the Japanese company opened a representative office here in 1891 to oversee the transport of coal between Japan and Singapore. 

Fast forward 124 years and the MOL arm in the Republic - Mitsui OSK Bulk