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MOL are continuously seeking to update its fleet, keeping us at the forefront of the leading pack of the world’s Car Carriers.

We strive to keep our fleet as one of the most modern through a program of off-hiring and scrapping the older, less efficient vessels and replacing them through a series of new builds, offering the most efficient and environmentally friendly fleet available, through advances in technology and best practise ship design.

Here are some of our recent acquisitions.


Pure Car and Truck Carrier Orchid Ace

The pure car and truck carrier (PCTC) Orchid Ace (capacity: 6,400 units of standard passenger cars) was delivered at the Shin Kurushima Dockyard Co., Ltd. on May 7, and left for its maiden voyage to Southeast Africa.

The Orchid Ace, the first PCTC delivered in 2008, boasts a high service speed and a structure in which all decks can accommodate tall vehicles. Environment-friendly features include a wind resistance-reducing design that saves energy and a double-hulled fuel tank, in addition to all other available advanced safety systems.

It is the first Japanese-flagged vessel launched under the Japanese tonnage tax system, with took effect this year. The Orchid Ace will play a key role in MOL's future car carrier business.

  Name: Orchid Ace
Capacity: 6,400 units
(standard passenger cars)
Length: 199.99 m
Breadth: 32.26 m
Draft: 9.725 m

Pure Car and Truck Carrier Swift Ace

The pure car and truck carrier (PCTC) Swift Ace (capacity: 6,400 units of standard passenger cars) was delivered at the Minaminippon Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. on May 20, 2008, and left for its maiden voyage to the U.S. West Coast.

The Swift Ace boasts a high service speed and a structure in which all decks can accommodate tall vehicles and also features advanced safety systems. It also has an environment-friendly design such as a newly adopted solar power system.

It serves not only the main trades from Far East but also cross trades such as in the Atlantic.

  Name: Swift Ace
Capacity: 6,400 units
(standard passenger cars)
Length: 199.95 m
Breadth: 32.20 m
Draft: 9.816 m

Pure Car and Truck Carrier Amethyst Ace

On June 20, the pure car and truck carrier (PCTC) Amethyst Ace (capacity: 6,400 units of standard passenger cars) was delivered at the Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. Kobe Shipyard & Machinery Works, and left for its maiden voyage to Australia.

The Amethyst Ace is the third PCTC delivered in 2008 and the sister vessel of the put Aquarius Ace in italics. It has a high service speed and a structure in which all decks can accommodate tall vehicles. Its environment-friendly features include a wind resistance-reducing design that saves energy and a double hulled fuel tank. It also adopts all installable advanced safety systems, setting a new standard for our car carrier fleet.

It serves not only the main trades for North America and Europe, but also the Middle East and Africa, markets that are showing continued strong growth.

  Name: Amethyst Ace
Capacity: 6,400 units
(standard passenger cars)
Length: 199.99 m
Breadth: 32.26 m
Draft: 9.725 m

Pure Car and Truck Carrier Salvia Ace

The PCTC Salvia Ace (capacity: 4,100 units of standard passenger cars) was delivered at Shin Kurushima Dockyard Co., Ltd. on July 11, 2008, and left for its maiden voyage to the U.S. West Coast. The Salvia Ace is a midsize PCTC, which has not been built for a while, and built as part of the company's fleet expansion plan.

It serves mainly in the trade for Oceania, the Middle East, and Africa, where trade remains brisk, and will make a strong contribution to the MOL's car carrier business.

  Name: Salvia Ace
Capacity: 4,100 units
(standard passenger cars)
Length: 186.00 m
Breadth: 28.20 m
Draft: 8.50 m

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