MOL - Key Letters in World Shipping MOL Europe is part of liner devision of Mitsui O.S.K. lines, founded in 1884 in Japan. As a whole, MOL is one of the largest shipping companies in the world and liner operations count for some 35% of overseas shipping. With a capacity of about 285.000 TEU MOL is rangeing under the first 12 largest container shipping companies of the world. MOL Europe manages trades to Asia, Africa and North-America and co-ordinating 6 regions in Europe and three in Africa with weekly sailings and well structured sales and customer services. Regional head offices are located in Hamburg, Southhampton, Goteborg, Rotterdam, Le Havre and Genova.