MOL’s new chief executive, Takeshi Hashimoto, outlined his priorities for the next decade, taking office this Thursday. As a reminder, Mitsui O.S.K. Lines is a Japanese shipping company mainly engaged in sea freight.
In his address to thousands of employees, Hashimoto talked about the potential drop in freight traffic as the pandemic weakened, and that in the next 10 years, the world of shipping will undergo “radical changes” driven by environmental awareness and digitalization. On the environmental side, Hashimoto said MOL currently favors LNG-fueled vessels.
Hashimoto, who has been with MOL for the last 39 years, replaced Junichiro Ikeda, who moved up to become chairman.