MOL appoints Tim Harrington to lead MOL (Canada) Inc.

by Canadian Shipper

Lombard, IL – MOL has named Tim Harrington to head the new MOL (Canada) Inc. liner organization. Effective August 1, 2013, Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. will begin operating in Canada as MOL (Canada) Inc.

Harrington, who will hold the title of vice president Canada, will be responsible for sales, customer service, and operational activities to serve the Canadian market. Harrington will be stationed in Toronto, and will report directly to Richard Craig, Senior Vice President of Operations of MOL (America) Inc.

“We are very pleased to have Tim to lead our new Canadian organization,” said MOL (America) Inc. President and Chief Executive Officer, Tsuyoshi Yoshida. “His credentials and leadership will be a strong asset MOL and we expect that customers will be extremely satisfied with Tim’s considerable industry knowledge and broad base of ability.”

Harrington has over 25 years of shipping industry experience in sales, marketing, pricing, and general management. He has held various management positions with increasing levels of responsibility with CAST, Sea-Land Service Inc., Maersk Line, and most recently, NYK Line. Harrington received his undergraduate degree from York University of Toronto.

MOL (America) Inc. and Montship, Inc. jointly announced on May 21st that their liner agent agreement will expire on July 31, 2013. All other agent agreements between MOL’s non-liner divisions and Montship will continue without interruption. MOL will maintain its four existing weekly liner services to/from Vancouver and its Asia/Halifax service which began on June 17. Further details regarding MOL (Canada) Inc. will be communicated in the near future.

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