Mitsui OSK Lines’ president and chief executive, Junichiro Ikeda revealed earlier this week that the newly established MOL Worldwide Logistics Ltd is to be headquartered in Hong Kong.
The new company was first mooted last year when MOL first mooted logistics business as a strategic field for resource allocations in its management plan “Rolling Plan 2017.”
MOL executive officer Michael PY Goh has been appointed chief executive of MWL. He will manage the NVOCC business of MOL Logistics (Japan) Co Ltd.
The new company will centralise marketing, procurement, network operations, and global account management under the unified brand name of “MOL Worldwide Logistics” to better serve MOL’s existing and new customers for its NVOCC service.
In the new set-up, the new company, and MOL Consolidation Service will be sharing a single cloud-based freight forwarding system to control and manage all aspects of shipments from origins to destinations. Also MOL Worldwide Logistics will aggressively tackle with further enhancement and differentiation of our service using ICT technologies such as “Robotic Process Automation” (RPA) that can streamline routine data input tasks, improve data accuracy and boost labour efficiency and reduce cost, and real time cargo tracking by mobile using GPS devices placed in containers.