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MOL Turkey Denizcilik ve Lojistik Tic. A.Ş.

In February 2017, MOL opened the Representative Office in Turkey in order to expand the presence of MOL Group in Turkey and in the area of East Med./Black Sea Countries and to propose the total services to the customers in this region. In the next years, we have started the charter of FSRU(Floating Storage Regasification Unit) for BOTAS and the LNG-fueled Power-ship Business with KARPOWERSHIP, and concluded the contract for the study of the Strategic Partnership with TOSYALI HOLDINGS.

Considering these situations and the closing of the branch of MOL Europe who did the container business for the reason of the spin-out of the Container Transportation Business from MOL to ONE(Ocean Network Express), MOL has decided to establish the Company for developing more businesses with Turkish Companies. In November 2019, New Company; MOL Turkey Denizcilik ve Lojistik Ticaret A.S. has started the operation in Turkey.

MOL had done the businesses before establishment of Representative office, MOL has been transporting the Iron Ore for ERDEMIR who the biggest steel company in Turkey for many years is, and Euro Marine Logistics who is the subsidiary of MOL, has been carrying the automobiles from/to Europe. MOL Chemical Tankers are transporting the chemical materials from /to Turkey. Before privatization of Derince Port, we operated the Car Terminal for handling the exporting and importing cars and rolling units.

MOL Turkey is the small company and we could not achieve the big results in 2020 due to the limitation of activities by Covid-19, however, we have a big ambition to expand the business collaboration with Turkish Companies and hope to start the new businesses in and around Turkey. Especially we would like to develop the business in Africa with Turkish Companies.

MOL Turkey is the subsidiary of MOL Group but MOL Turkey will continue to act as the Company of Turkey and try to contribute to growth of Turkish economy and the relationship between Turkey and Japan.

Message from Managing Director

For the Friendship between Japan and Turkey, which connected by Ocean

In January 2017, MOL decided to place the Chief Country Representative Office in Turkey and I came to Turkey as the first Chief Country Representative. I started the activities in the time of the economy declines by the influence of the big terrorism in end of 2016. In March, the office has been approved as the Representative office of MOL(Europe/Africa) Ltd. and In May, I got the Work Permit and actually started to expand the presence of MOL and to find the business possibilities.

In 2017, MOL acquired the Time Charter Contract of the world biggest FSRU” MOL FSRU Challenger” from BOTAS. The ship arrived at Dörtyol in the South East of Turkey in November and has been continuing to supply natural gas to Turkey.

And in 2017, I visited KARADENIZ for the first time, and we have continued the discussion for the cooperation and in Mar 2019 MOL have reached the agreement to develop the “LNG to Powership” business with Karpowership. We have been trying to develop the business in the world, and it was one of our corporations, we have signed the contract with National Electric Company of Mozambique during TICAD7 in Yokohama in Aug 2019.

MOL has participated in the transportation of Iron Ore for Erdemir, who is the biggest steel maker in Turkey for a long time, and in Aug. 2019 we have signed the agreement to study about the Strategic Cooperation with Tosyali Holdings during TICAD7. We have discussed about the contents of the partnership and we will plan to make the Joint Venture Company, the Company will operate the Multi-Purpose Vessels for carrying the products of Tosyalı as the core cargo and also carrying Iron Ore to Tosyalı Algeria by MOL’s fleets. We also develop the Multi-purpose port in South East of Turkey, which Tosyalı plan to develop.

In this situation, MOL decided to establish the Company in November 2019 instead of Representative Office to expand the business in Turkey and the cooperation with Turkish companies.

MOL Turkey is the Company which just established and soon after establishment, due to the influence of Corvid19, we cannot do the enough business activities, but we would like to do our best for expanding the business of MOL Group.

In the last 3 years, I had many opportunities of discussing with the persons of Turkish Companies. I found the big Ambitions = Challenge Spirits from them, which Japanese Companies are losing. I was also influenced with them and I would like to continue challenge with Turkey.

“The Friendship of both countries which connected by Ocean”

We shall improve more the wonderful relationship between Japan and Turkey of long years through the Ocean, which started from the time of unfortunate accident of Battleship “Ertuğrul”.

Satoshi Katada

Managing Director, MOL Turkey Denizcilik ve Lojistik Tic. A.Ş.
Chief Regional Representative, Mitsui O.S.K. Lines Ltd.

Meet Our Team


Managing Director

Chief Regional Representative /
Mitsui O.S.K. Lines Ltd.


General Manager, Off Shore Business

Deputy Country Representative /
Mitsui O.S.K. Lines Ltd.


Assistant to Managing Director



Firuze Emi Yılmaz

Logistics Coordinator

Onur Adak

Aegean Region Representative

Furkan Karaca

Office Assistant

Mol Group

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines Ltd.(MOL) is a multimodal transport group that meets diverse transport needs with one of the world’s largest merchant fleets and a comprehensive approach to safety.

To further contribute to economic growth, the MOL Group works towards its ideal on the global stage: becoming an excellent and resilient company that leads the worldwide shipping industry.

Throughout its more than 130 years of history, facing the extremely difficult periods like whole transporting properties loss, however MOL has grown into one of the world’s largest full-line marine transport groups by spirit of challenge and innovation” and from now on, As Safety is the top priority, we continue to support the customer needs and tackle the environmental matters and seek “Emission-Free Transportation”.

At present, we are operating more than 3,500 voyages by 850 vessels of the various type in the world. In 2019. For example, we transported approx.70mil.MT of LNG with the world largest fleets of LNG Carriers, approx.72mil.MT of Iron Ore by one of biggest Cape size fleet mainly and approx.3.8mil. vehicles by the largest fleet of Pure Car Carriers in the world.

Vladimir Rusanov Ice breaking LNG carrier

Beluga Ace Car carrier

Awobasan Maru Iron ore carrier

In Logistics, “MOL Logistics Group” has the worldwide network with 224 locations in 123 cities in 27 countries around the world. They handle Sea Cargo/Air Cargo and operate many warehouses and transporting vehicles.

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“MOL Kinkai”(Kinkai means the short-sea in Japanese) operates around 50 vessels mainly Dry Bulkers under 28K DWT and Multi-Purpose Vessels/Semi Heavy Lifters with 150ton crane under 17K DWT. They are mainly operating in Asian waters but MOLTR aim to expand their service in Med Sea region.

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“MOL Chemical Tankers (MOLCT)” is operating the specialized tankers for carrying the liquid chemical. They are operating around 90 tankers from the size of 26K to 8K DWT in North America-Japan/Asia-Middle East – Europe trade. Recently they merged the European Short-Sea Chemical Tanker Company and invested into the Tank Container company in Europe. MOLCT has been changing into “Chemical Logistic Company”.

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“Utoc Corporation” is a pioneer in heavy goods transportation in Japan. They have provided a diverse range of services related to the "movement" of things, including port unloading/loading, logistics, and plant construction services.

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“MOL Tech Corporation” has the trading function and sells bunker/lubricants, various equipments and parts related ships. PBCF(Propeller Boss Cap Fins) is the famous, which improve propulsion efficiency.

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“MOL Marine Co. Ltd.” provides appropriate marine consulting services relating the construction/improvement of port facilities and securing safe navigation with fully utilizing the extensive know-how of MOL.

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In shipping, “Ocean Network Express(ONE)” is the Container Shipping company which established by integrating the 3 Japanese Shipping Lines (NYK, K-Line and MOL) in 2018 and MOL has 31% share in the company and transported approx.12 mil. TEU in 2019. ONE has established the own organization in Turkey (Ocean Network Express Turkey Denizcilik A.S.)

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MOL Group has several Japanese Domestic Ferry companies and the biggest Ferry operator in Japan. “Mitsui O.S.K. Passenger Lines (MOPAS) operates one cruising ship “Nippon Maru”.

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“Daibiru Corporation is the real estate company and leases 24 office and building in Tokyo and Osaka. They have started the business in overseas in Vietnam and Australia.

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