MOL announced the joint development of the MOL COILPORTER®—an innovative new way to secure steel coils during container transport—along with MOL Techno-Trade, Ltd. (MOL Tech; President: Hirokazu Hatta; Headquarters: Chuo-ku, Tokyo).
[Outline of MOL COILPORTER®]
The MOL COILPORTER® is the new cradle used to lash steel coils, an essential material for automobile manufacturing and other industries, to ensure safer containerized transport. Mitsui O.S.K. Kinkai, Ltd. (President: Kenichi Nagata; Headquarters: Minato-ku, Tokyo), which offers transport service for steel materials, Utoc Corporation (President: Masahiro Tanabe; Headquarters: Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa Prefecture), and MOL Logistics (Japan) Co., Ltd. (President: Shuhei Togo; Headquarters: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo) shared customers’ requests with the development team, and to creative approaches to address every detail during the development of the MOL COILPORTER®.
The MOL COILPORTER® trademark has been registered in major countries. And it is already patented in Japan(Patent No. 665025), with several other patents pending (Note 1).
Differences from the conventional lashing are as follows.
· About 1 hour by two skilled carpenters (measurement/cutting/carpentry).
· Manually carry and construct with square timbers weighing from
· Special equipment is required to load into the inner depths of the container.