Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd (MOL) has started operation of a new information platform called "Lighthouse," aimed at dry bulkship customers.
The platform is designed for for those involved in the transport process, such as shippers and vessel operators. It is designed to allow users to safely, unitarily, and in real time, share and monitor various kinds of information related to ocean transport, such as vessel schedules, weather and ocean conditions, as well as data related to cargoes and contracts, on a customised basis.
By establishing this system, the company aims to help its customers enhance their supply chain management through measures such as optimisation of ship allocation and more effective management of inventory, including offshore inventory.
With the objective of creating a user-friendly platform, MOL relied on input from customer interviews and took their opinions and requests into consideration in the development of the platform. The company plans to expand the platform, which offers a range of benefits for customers, by continually improving its services and enhancing its functions through continual upgrades.
The company chose the name 'Lighthouse' to reflect the idea of focusing a spotlight on ocean transport, which many customers find to be difficult and complex, and make it easier for them to visualise information about the various aspects of shipping.
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