CORPORATE ANNOUNCEMENT

12 November, 2003

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines Maritime (India) Pvt. Ltd. Acquires ISO 9001:2000 Certification

-- All three MOL Group overseas manning companies now certified under ISO9000 family --

TOKYO Ė Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President: Kunio Suzuki) today announced that Mitsui O.S.K. Lines Maritime (India) Pvt. Ltd. (MOLMI), part of MOLís vital overseas manning network, has acquired ISO9001: 2000 quality control certification.

This is a part of the MOL Groupís approach to ensuring safe operation and protecting the marine environment, which are key elements of the groupís Corporate Principles. MOL safety and environmental protection programs are founded on recruiting and training top-quality crews. With this acquisition, all three MOL Group foreign manning companies (Europe, India and the Philippines) are now certified under the ISO9000 family, and MOL continues to make maximum use of this worldwide network to recruit and train crews.

Details

For further information, please contact:
 
    Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd.
    Kumio Tsuruta
    Manager, International Seafarers Group, Marine Division
    Tel: 81-3-3587-7166
    Fax: 81-3-3587-7772
    Email: sfgmo@mail.mol.co.jp