Japan: MOL’s Coal Carrier Shunwa Makes First Post-Quake Call at Port of Soma

 

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. announced that the MOL-operated coal carrier Shunwa arrived at the Pier No.2 in the Port of Soma, Fukushima Prefecture on November 30 – the first coal carrier to call at Soma since the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami. The ship brought coal from the Port of Abbot Point in Australia to Soma Kyodo Power Company, Ltd., which is reconstructing its Shinchi Power Station, and plans to resume operation in mid-December.

This marks the first post-quake call of a coal carrier to the disaster-stricken port, likewise the coal carrier Kaien marked the first foreign vessel last June to the port of Onahama after the Earth quake.

By ensuring a stable supply of raw materials through its worldwide ocean transport services, MOL continues to work toward reconstruction of the disaster-stricken areas.

World Maritime News Staff, December 2, 2011

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