Press Release
MOL Logistics


November 11, 2005



MOL Logistics Launches Subsidiary in Vietnam


TOKYO - MOL Logistics (Japan) Co., Ltd. (President: Kazuki Mori) today announced the establishment of its newest subsidiary, MOL Logistics (Vietnam) Inc., which will start operations on November 14.


MOL Logistics opened a Ho Chi Minh City representative office in October 2001 and a Hanoi office in July 2003 for market research and information gathering. Many companies are taking a more active role in setting up operations in Vietnam, in a move to prevent over concentration of manufacturing centers in China. MOL Logistics established an independent business center in Vietnam, which is regarded as one the top manufacturing centers in the ASEAN region. The company also opened a branch in Haiphong, a gateway port for ocean transport in the north. This move expanded the MOL Logistics network, enabling the company to provide higher value-added services to meet various customer needs.
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July 13, 2005

MOL Logistics Launches Total Logistics Information Support System

TOKYO - MOL Logistics (Japan) Co., Ltd. (President: Kazuki Mori) today announced the introduction of a Total Logistics Information Support System that meets a wide range of customer needs.

>Easy access to status reports
The Total Logistics Information Support System offers much more than warehouse control and tracking functions. By combining both functions, it allows customers to get an overall view of their global supply chain by stock numbers or invoice numbers, including inventory control, cargo in transit around the world, and the shipping status of every order, including partial shipments. Customers can also view the system's interface their production and sales control systems. The Total Logistics Information Support System also provides a range of data transmission options, including wired or wireless direct interface or password-protected online access.

>Reliable partners
The system architecture was created in collaboration with Manhattan Associates, Inc. and Toyo Business Engineering Corporation. Manhattan Associates has earned an excellent reputation for its reliability in global supply chain systems, while Toyo Engineering provides integrated services from consulting, architecture, and operations to maintenance of the system. The Total Logistics Information Support System brings together Manhattan's warehouse control system, Toyo Business Engineering's trade logistics management system, and MOL Logistics' wide-ranging know-how in distribution and logistics. In addition to enhancing MOL Logistics' transport and logistics services, the new system allows the company to provide information-related services at various stages on a global scale, such as support and restructuring of customers' logistics information.

>New system already in operation
The system is in place with a range of services starting this summer. For example, MOL Logistics offers a combination of logistics and agency services for a customer restructuring its logistics related to procurement of goods from China. The company is also providing a total interface linking production, sales control, and warehouse control systems for a customer moving operations into Central Europe.

>Looking ahead
MOL Logistics' Total Logistics Information Support System offers a complete "logistics infrastructure." This allows customers to concentrate on their main business, such as manufacturing and sales, and focus management resources on their core competencies. Along with the launch of this system, MOL Logistics will step up its sales capabilities to deliver customer support that helps improve operations, starting with logistics.

 

For further information, please contact:

MOL Logistics (Japan) Co., Ltd.
Katsuji Kobayashi
Group Manager, Project Promotion Department
TEL:03-5282-1207
FAX:03-5259-4371
E-mail: katsuji.kobayashi@mol-logistics.co.jp

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April 21, 2005

MOL Logistics Subsidiary Opens Guangzhou Branch

TOKYO - MOL Logistics (Japan) Co., Ltd. (President: Kazuki Mori) today announced that its subsidiary, Shanghai Huajia International Freight Forwarding Co., Ltd. (Chief Executive Officer: Preston Lui) will open a branch in Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, China, effective on May 8, 2005.

Guangzhou's logistics infrastructure has been developed rapidly thanks to the opening of Guangzhou Baiyun Airport and development at Huangpo port, and other neighboring ports.

The opening of the new Guangzhou Branch allows the company to offer domestic logistics services in China utilizing the MOL Logistics network, which now covers 13 cities in China. In addition, it can provide a range of services for international cargo arriving/departing at Hong Kong and Guangzhou Province.

MOL Logistics (Japan) has also boosted the competitiveness of its sales force and expanded its logistics network all over the world as the MOL Group's core logistics company. To serve China's domestic logistics market, the company will offer just-in-time (JIT) services to customers and plans to launch regular consolidated trucking services linking south, east, and north China, and expand its warehousing services that indirectly support logistics between southern and northern regions. MOL Logistics (Japan) continues to offer high-quality, fine-tuned services as its customers' total logistics partner.

Profile of Shanghai Huajia International Freight Forwarding Co., Ltd. Guangzhou Branch
Address Unit-E, 14/F, Xinyu Building, No.81 Nonlin Xia Road, Dongshan ward, Guangzhou, China
Tel/Fax Tel: (020) 6128-3770     Fax: (020) 6128-3825
Start of operation  May 8, 2005
Representative Isao Oiwa

The MOL Logistics network in China includes 13 offices: Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing, Shenzhen, Zhangjiagang, Tianjin, Qingdao, Suzhou, Hangzhou, Guangzhou, Dalian, Ningbo, and Xiamen

For further information, please contact:

MOL Logistics (Japan) Co., Ltd.
Katsuji Kobayashi - Group Manager, Project Development Department
TEL:81-3-5295-1582     FAX:81-3-5295-1551
E-mail: katsuji.kobayashi@mol-logistics.co.jp

Shanghai Huajia International Freight Forwarding Co., Ltd.
Masami Yamamoto - General Manager
TEL:86-20-6415-9392   FAX:86-20-6415-8169
E-mail :masami.yamamoto@mol-logistics.com.cn

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April 20, 2005

Dear Our Valued Partners,

Relocation Notice

We are pleased to announce that MOL Logistics (Japan) Co., Ltd., Head Office in Tokyo will move to new office effective Monday May 2.

Our new address will be as follows:

 

MOL Logistics (Japan) Co., Ltd., Head Office
Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Surugadai Annex Bldg., 2F,
11, Kanda Surugadai 3-chome, Chiyoda-ku
Tokyo 101-8527, Japan

Our new numbers will be: (effective May 2, 2005)

Dept. Group Tel Fax
Project Development Global Marketing +81-3-5282-1207 +81-3-5259-4371
Accounting Overseas Accounting +81-3-5282-1206
Sales Support & Admin.** Administration +81-3-5282-1300 +81-3-5259-4373
Ocean Transport Export +81-3-5282-1209 +81-3-5259-4375
Import +81-3-5282-1218
Import Forwarding*** +81-3-5282-1371 +81-3-5259-4380
Import Customs Clearance Sales*** +81-3-5282-1372

*Our e-mail addresses remain unchanged.
**For any inquiries of air shipment ex TYO, please contact Sales Support & Admin. Dept.
***Please send your pre-alert for air shipment to TYO: cgo.imp-adv@mol-logistics.co.jp

Please relay it in your office and update your record accordingly.
Thank you very much for your attention.

Yours sincerely,

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January 05, 2005


MOL Logistics Subsidiary Starts Operation in Czech Republic


TOKYO - MOL Logistics (Japan) Co., Ltd. (President: Kazuki Mori) today announced the start of operations by the company's newly established subsidiary in the Czech Republic. Based in Plzen MOL Logistics (Czech) s.r.o. offers a range of total logistics services including an advanced warehouse.

Plzen is an industrial center known for Skoda heavy machinery and pilsner beer breweries. The city is ideally located on a major truck route between Germany and the Czech Republic, so many foreign firms, including Japanese and Taiwanese companies, have located there. It has been in the spotlight as a production center for the European market since the Czech Republic became an EU member in May 2004.

MOL Logistics (Czech) s.r.o. is located in Plzen's Borska Pole industrial park, and will offer warehousing in its advanced 7,600m2 facility as well as international intermodal services through gateways such as Hamburg

MOL Logistics(Czech) is ready to offer the best facilities of logistics services including warehouse services for our customers in Czech. In Pilsen, our facilities are through our contract with a good local operator with details as mentioned in our previous press release.

The warehouse features multistory racks and 14-meter high ceilings. It also offers electronic interface with customers' production and sales management system through the most advanced Warehouse Management System (WMS). This is by far the most advanced warehouse in the region. In the future, MOL Logistics (Czech) will offer high value added logistics services to meet a range of customer needs, with just-in-time delivery (KANBAN sequence delivery) to customers in neighboring areas, on-site logistics services at factories, and intermodal transport to surrounding areas in cooperation with the MOL Logistics Group European network.

MOL Logistics (Czech) s.r.o.
Address: Univerzitni 60, 31800 Plzen, Czech Republic (Office space will be completed in mid-January 2005)
Representatives and employees: [Managing Director] Takashi Yamaguchi and [Director] Yasufumi Hasegawa, with 5 Czech employees


* For further information, please contact:
MOL Logistics (Japan) Co., Ltd.
Muneto Isshi
Executive Officer and General Manager, Project Development Dept.
Tel: 03-5295-1582; Fax: 03-5296-1551
e-mail address: muneto.isshi@mol-logistics.co.jp

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