Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. Signs “Call to Action for Shipping Decarbonization” toward Decarbonization of International shipping

September 28, 2021

Our parent company Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL) has signed the “Call to Action for Shipping Decarbonization” (Note 1), which is called for by the “Getting to Zero Coalition” (Note 2), a coalition of companies aiming to decarbonize shipping. The Call to Action requires governments to take action to achieve decarbonization of shipping, stating that concrete actions by governments are essential to decarbonization in addition to efforts by the private sector.

In June 2021, MOL announced the “MOL Group Environmental Vision 2.1” (Note 3) , aiming to realize a sustainable society. As a pioneer among Japanese shipping companies, has set a goal of achieving net zero GHG emissions by 2050. The Call to Action is in line with MOL’s efforts to achieve net zero GHG emissions and our corporate mission.

In addition, Takeshi Hashimoto, Representative Director President at MOL was invited as a speaker to the public launch event of the Call to Action held on September 22, where he introduced MOL’s efforts towards decarbonization.

As a member of MOL group, we will continue to work together to achieve sustainable GHG net zero emissions and contribute to the realization of a decarbonized society.


Note 1) Call to Action for Shipping Decarbonization

  1. Commit to decarbonizing international shipping by 2050
    Set an unambiguous target to decarbonize international shipping by 2050 and
        deliver a clear, achievable, and equitable implementation plan to achieve this
        when adopting the IMO GHG Strategy in 2023.
  2. Support industrial scale zero emission shipping projects through national action
    Support industrial scale demonstration projects addressing vessels, port
    infrastructure, and fuel production to de-risk first movers and accelerate
        innovation starting now, for instance by setting clear decarbonization targets
        for domestic shipping and providing incentives and support to first movers and
        the broader deployment of zero emissions fuels and vessels.
  3. Deliver policy measures that will make zero emission shipping the default
    choice by 2030
        Adopt policy measures, including meaningful market-based measures, taking    
        effect by 2025 that will support the commercial deployment of zero emission
        vessels and fuels in international shipping and make ordering zero emission
        vessels the default choice no later than 2030.


(Note 2) Getting to Zero Coalition

The Getting to Zero Coalition is a powerful alliance of more than 150 companies within the maritime, energy, infrastructure and finance sectors, supported by key governments and IGOs. The Coalition is committed to getting commercially viable deep sea zero emission vessels powered by zero emission fuels into operation by 2030.

Getting to Zero Coalition site:


(Note 3) MOL Group Environmental Vision 2.1
MOL group aims to achieve net zero GHG emissions by 2050 with 3 medium- to long-term targets and 5 initiatives.

See below for details