Friday, May 13, 2011

MOL Shipping Employees and Partners Raise Money for Tsunami Victims

Sum On Top Of Company Donation
Shipping News Feature

JAPAN - Mitsui O.S.K. Lines today reported that it has donated a total of about ¥55 million (US$680,000) to the Japan Red Cross Society and Central Community Chest for the Great East Japan Earthquake relief efforts.

MOL raised the donation among MOL Group executives and employees through a massive, group-wide effort to support victim relief and reconstruction of quake-stricken areas, in which many of them participated.

Immediately after the earthquake, MOL donated ¥50 million as a company and then launched the fundraising drive within the group. The donation initiative started in Japan, but soon MOL Group subsidiaries and affiliates, ship management companies, business partners, and others around the world threw their support behind the effort, with eventually a total of 88 companies took part.

The donation is the latest to come from the international logistics industry, details of whose efforts can be found HERE.

Photo: The tsunami sweeping inland following the initial earthquake.