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MOL Auto Carrier Express (MOL ACE) - Redefining vehicle transport.

A long history in pioneering technological advances, increasing efficiency and reducing environmental impact.

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MOL Ace is part of the MOL Group with an extensive global network of offices and agents and operates one of the world's largest Car Carrier fleet, carrying finished cars, vans, buses, trucks as well as trailers and machinery.

in 1965 MOL introduced the worlds first dedicated car carrier vessel and since then continue our innovation. Recent years have seen the introduction of solar assisted generators; LED lighting; low -friction hull paint; redesigned hulls and bows to reduce resistance; propeller propulsion efficiency systems; augmented reality technology.

2017 saw the culmination of this approach with the launch of our new "Flexie" generation of vessels, incorporating the latest technologies and including a flexible deck approach allowing the maximisation of vessel payload.



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15 Mar
Announcing Delivery of the Beluga Ace, 1st Next-generation FLEXIE Series Car Carrier. Cutting-edge, Newly Designed Car Carrier Equipped with 6 Liftable Decks

TOKYO-Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL: President & CEO: Junichiro Ikeda) today announced the delivery of the first car carrier of the next-generation "FLEXIE" series, the Beluga Ace, which was built at the...

 Minaminippon Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. (President: Ryutaro Ikebe; Headquarters: Oita, Japan). 

The new vessel marks a major advance in functionality, with six liftable decks, compared with two on conventional car carriers. This allows the Beluga Ace to more effectively meet demand for more diversified vehicle and high and heavy cargo transport.

The hull design is a complete departure from current car carriers, boldly presenting "MOL" and the letter "A", representing a global brand of "MOL ACE (MOL Auto Carrier Express)", and a white line, which expresses the company's determination to connect its long history of customer service to the future in a seamless manner.

The rounded bow shape will minimize wind resistance and is expected to reduce CO2 emissions by about 2% compared to today's car carriers. The new shape is the result of joint research by MOL, MOL Techno-Trade, Ltd. (President: Hirokazu Hatta; Headquarters: Chuo-ku, Tokyo), and Akishima Laboratories (Mitsui Zosen) Inc. (President: Taiji Maeda; Headquarters: Akishima-City, Tokyo). It is one of the environmental impact-reducing technologies developed in the MOL Group's "ISHIN NEXT -MOL SMART SHIP PROJECT-."

MOL has expanded car carrier services all over the world with the goal of maintaining its position as the frontrunner in vehicle transport, having launched the first car carrier in Japan in 1965. The group consistently provides its customers with high-quality services by setting the world's highest standards of safe operation and environmental conservation. MOL's state-of-the-art fleet continually adopts new designs to meet demands for transport of not only completed cars, but also diversified cargoes such as construction machinery and railway vehicles under its MOL ACE global brand of car carrier transport service.

[ Specifications of Beluga Ace ]

Length: 199.9m
Breadth: 32.2m
Capacity: 6,800 units (standard passenger vehicles)


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12 Apr
MOL ACE South Africa awarded at TSAM Annual Supplier Awards Ceremony
MOL ACE South Africa have received an award from Toyota South Africa Motors (TSAM), in the “Purchasing Services – Service Supplier” category.

The award was presented in Durban at TSAM’s recent 2018 Annual Business Meeting & Supplier Awards Ceremony at the ICC - Durban.


During the awards ceremony, a select few suppliers were recognized for their extraordinary contribution to TSAM’s business and service delivery. MOL ACE was the only shipping line to receive such an award from TSAM.

The award was presented to our MOL ACE South Africa Commercial Manager Mr. Jarred James by: Mr John Oliver - Vice President: Purchasing, Planning & Engineering Division, Toyota South Africa Motors (Pty) Ltd.).